“Now is the time for wine lovers to invest in France,” said Dave McIntyre in The Washington Post. The Côtes du Rhône and nearby regions have enjoyed “a string of terrific vintages beginning in 2007,” and the 2010 reds that are just arriving in the U.S. may have had the best growing season of them all. Here are three worth stocking up on.
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, La Reine des Bois, Lirac Rhone Valley ($40). This wine “smolders with earthy complexity and minerality.”
2010 Alain Jaume, Grand Veneur Reserve Côtes du Rhône ($15). This widely available red “shows classic Côtes du Rhône characteristics of lavender, thyme, rosemary, dark fruit, and earth.”
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2010 J.L. Chave Selection Mon Coeur Côtes du Rhône ($21). This wine “tastes of stones and earth, with gritty and grippy tannins.”
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