Famille Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2010
Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
A beautiful deep red hue that seems almost opaque. The nose shows caramel and spices that mingle with red berry fruit. The palate is full and deep, with fine tannins and good length.
The Wine Advocate - "Another top value is the 2010 Cotes du Rhone Reserve red, a blend of 50% Grenache from their vineyards at Grand Prebois (adjacent to the Beaucastel estate), 20% Syrah from further north in Vinsobres, and the balance Carignan, Cinsault and other permitted grapes. The wine offers abundant amounts of red and black fruits intermixed with hints of tobacco leaf, earthy soil, pepper and spice. This supple-textured, delicious red is exactly what one expects of a very good Cotes du Rhone. "
International Wine Cellar - "Deep ruby. Cherry and dark berries on the pungent nose. Offers gently sweet blackberry and cherry flavors and picks up slight bitterness with air. Finishes on a smoky note, with good energy and a touch of bitter cherry."
Famille Perrin Winery
Jean-Pierre, François and Pierre Perrin are proud to present their fine wines, inspired by the memory of their grandfather, Pierre Perrin. Using the same techniques employed at Château de Beaucastel, the Perrins have added some interesting appellations to their already impressive list of wines.
"Jean-Pierre and François Perrin - chosen among the Most Influential Wine Personalities of the last 20 Years. The Perrins believe in natural winemaking, unfiltered wines, and routinely produce long-lived classics that are among the finest in the world." -Robert M. Parker, Jr's The Wine Advocate View all Famille Perrin Wines
About Cotes du RhoneView a map of Cotes du Rhone wineries
The appellation of Côtes du Rhône encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine – over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation. Wines here need only be from the Côtes de Rhône geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide classification, it's a surprise and joy that so many of these wines reach such a high quality. While there are areas in the Northern Rhône that meet the classification of Côtes du Rhône, most all of this appellation is in the Southern Rhône. Wines here are based mostly on Grenache, like other Rhône reds, while the whites focus on Marsanne and Roussanne. Viognier is also allowed although typically used in smaller quantities.
Notable FactsThere is one higher level in the Côtes du Rhône called Côtes du Rhône Villages. These wines are from specific village areas that have a few more standards the wine must reach to receive the village label. Some to take note of are Cairanne, Rasteau, Seguret and Beaumes-de-Venise. The good thing about both Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages is that big producers of the smaller appellations are taking the opportunity and freedom offered by this broad appellation and creating wines of very high quality, and lower in price.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review33.2 out of 5 stars
11 ratings, 7 with reviewsVictoria Ratcliff - Cheney, WA34/20/2016hrndfrg - Huntsville, TX410/7/2014javierelizondo - Laredo, TX411/7/2013
We've tasted many different wines from this producer and all of them are very good. You may have Chatteauneuf du Pape or this Cotes du Rhone Reserve and find very tiny differences. For its price its an excellent wine. I have made it my favorite.Richard Zerr - Saint Charles, MO312/11/2013
- Big & Bold
A good, not great, Cote du Rhone. Good for a glass with a burger.Frank Curtin - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL211/12/2013Poor, unfinished taste. Not your grandfather's rhone.37/27/2013BROOKSITE - Patchogue, NY35/3/2013Something missing from this one. I do not recommend.sjbobg - Hollidaysburg, PA411/29/2012
- Earth & Spicy
very good wine for the price. I was surprised to have such a good product with a twist off cap.33/12/2012Nice easy drinking CDR. (I've had some bottle to bottle variability on this one.) Still a good value at $10.79.Corey Bragg - Springfield, OR23/10/2012
- Smooth & Supple
flat and not much going on. WateryStephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT33/2/2012
- Smooth & Supple