SRP of $15 and available for as low as $8. Imported by W.J. Deutsch and Sons Ltd.
From the bottle:
"Established in 1781 in the Northern Rhone Valley, Vidal-Fleury is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Rhone Valley. Today we vinify and age wines from the Rhone's renowned appellations, focusing on the choicest terroirs. Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone is a typical Southern Rhone wine, principally Grenache (65%) complemented by Syrah (20%), Mourvedre (10%) and Carignan (5%).
Food pairing: Red and white meats, pizza, barbecue, pasta and cheese.
Just like the Bulk Buy selection that went along with our article on the Northern Rhone, today we've got a great Southern Rhone Valley pick to go along with yesterday's Part Two of our Rhone Valley Adventures.
The 2011 Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge begins with a very aromatic nose of black cherry, dried herbs, vanilla and violets that sucks you right into the glass. There's also just a touch of French funk. Tasting reveals lots of ripe, dark, juicy fruit intertwined with excellent spice notes. Cola, licorice, more dried herbs, black pepper, some great earthy notes and grippy tannins lead into the long, dry finish. This wine offers a whole lot of complexity for under $10. Fantastic!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.