E. Guigal Cotes du Rhones are probably one of the most familiar French wines in American wine shops. There is good reason for that. Guigal CdRs some consistently reliable for quality and value. Cotes du Rhones covers a vast area–with wines are overwhelmingly red: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsaut, Carignan, and Mourvedre. Part of what makes CdRs popular is that they tend to be relatively light and fruity. The three CdRs below range from the standard CdR Rouge to sub-appelations of the Rhone valley.
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge, 2015, is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre-great aromas and structure. 17.00
E. Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge, 2015, is 90% Syrah blended with a touch of Marsanne/Roussanne. The fruit is sourced from a distinct sub-area on the Western bank of the Rhone–the heart of the appellation. 17.00
E. Guigal Crozes-Hermaitage, 2015: “Hermitage” translates into: Syrah, a grape synoymous with the Rhone. Lots of red and dark fruit prevail–along with pepper and spice. Classic Rhone-style Syrah. Two years in oak leaves the wine layered in flavor. 27.00