Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2010 Domaine Piaugier Cotes du Rhone “La Grange de Piaugier” France.
This wildly good red shows amazing quality and beautiful fruit from start to finish. Piaugier makes many wonderful wines and any savvy wine buyer should check this Domaine for quality and value. The 2010 vintage just is plain awesome for the Rhone Valley, and this little gem is a lovely red Cotes du Rhone with chewy fruit, spice and elegant minerallity. The 2010 La Grange de Piaugier starts with hints of wildflowers, crushed rocks and fresh berries before a nice rich palate of boysenberry, spiced plums and cherry fruit with hints of pepper, licorice and lavender. This flat out is a serious clean and nice wine that is a steal, especially when you can get it for just about ten bucks in most places. Thanks again for Charles Neal Selections for importing this fun red.
($14 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive
available at: www.sfwtc.com ($9.95)