Wine of the Day May 30, 2013

2010ClefsCdR2010 Clefs des Legats, Cotes du Rhone, Union des Vignerons des Cotes du Rhone, France.
This wine, old vine Grenache primarily, is staggeringly delicious and one of the best values in wine I’ve come across in a few years, come on, it is only $8 at full retail, maybe $6.99 on special, you just can’t beat that. This little beauty also won a gold medal at the Orange Wine Fair (Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and it really does offer plenty of flair and density for a simple Cotes du Rhone. The nose is bright and floral with grenadine, kirsch and cracked pepper leading to a medium full mouth with strawberry, raspberry, boysenberry and plum fruits with hints of anise, garrigue, chalky mineral and stones. This wine has touches of earth, spice, herbs and saline with good soft tannins making it a nicely balance red, drink now and for the next year.
($8 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive