Perrin Fils & Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2010
This is an unbeatable price for a Cote du Rhone Village red, which are higher in quality than just "Cote du Rhone" since "Villages" indicates that the grapes specifically come from better village plots. "Potentially *outstanding*, coming primarily from Grand Prebois as well as other vineyards in St.-Gervais. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with deep blackberry and black cherry fruit intertwined with notions of licorice and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, freshness and precision."Edited from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Brothers Jean-Pierre and Francois Perrin as well as their four sons, Thomas, Marc, Pierre and Mathieu, have quickly become the dominate wine producers of the entire southern Rhone Valley.