2012 Chateau Pegau Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Maclura
Domaine du Pegau is a huge name in winemaking in the Rhone region of France, primarily from the excellent wines produced in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, of which I have a couple in my cellar since after every bottle I try I only want to stock up on more. I had never tried their standard Cotes du Rhone offering, so as you can imagine, I was pleasantly surprised to see this bottle show up in my Costco for $16.99.
This is a standard Rhone blend: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Vibrant nose that is floral and spicy with dried fruit. Ripe tannins make the wine feel chewy in the mouth, with nice dark fruit flavor and pepper that carries into a super dry finish.
This is exactly what I expected it to be, a “baby Chateauneuf” if you will, at a reasonable price. Super food friendly and versatile. This is why I love Southern Rhone wines.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 Points
Costco item number: 1008886
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA