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2012 Famille Perrin Cotes Du Rhone Reserve

2012 Famille Perrin Cotes Du Rhone Reserve

You really can’t go wrong with a wine that’s made by the Perrin Family, who is famous for their high end Beaucastel wines from France’s Chateauneuf-du-pape region (they also own Tablas Creek Winery in Paso Robles). And it’s really amazing when you find one of their bottles for only $8.49 which is how much this low end Cotes du Rhone was at my Costco; an easy drop in the cart.

So how did the entry level Rhone wine from this famed estate hold up?  Pretty good for the price tag, I thought.  It’s a standard Rhone GSM blend – Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, and carries many of the staple Rhone characteristics.  It’s a combination of red and dark fruit, with some pepper and spice, sticky dry finish, and would be a good wine with almost any type of cuisine.

As an avid fan (and small time collector I should add) of Beaucastel wines, this one is not a bad entry point and it is a nice everyday table red.  If you enjoy this wine, there’s a lot to be explored upstream in the Rhone Valley. Rating: 86 Points

Costco item number: 167123

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)

Sam Cochran

Sunday 6th of March 2016

Looks like a good one. I hope it will be featured in our store. I have had awesome product from the Perrin family, back to a series of Ch. Beaucastles from the mid-80s. On another note, was very impressed with the Kirkland 2013 Cotes du Rhone Villages that was in our store. How about a review of the 2013 Sonoma Old Vines Zin that has just hit our store?


Sunday 6th of March 2016

Sounds like we have similar tastes in wine. I'll look for that Zin on my next trip. Thanks for the note.

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