La Grande Ribe, Rhone red blend from Cotes du Rhone Villages Centenaire is a true value wine. Robert Parker "blockbuster" for under $15!
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 91-93
"The blockbuster 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Centenaire tastes more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than a Cotes du Rhone. Dominated by Grenache with a small amount of Syrah included in the blend, the wine possesses great intensity, a terrific texture, full-bodied power, and wonderful purity and Provencal typicity. This sensational effort is filled with red and black fruit, roasted herb, barbecue smoke, meat juice and bouquet garni characteristics. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years or longer."