Sunday, March 27, 2011

petit chapeau '09

This fantastic red Cotes du Rhone is imported by Michael Skurnick for Daniel Johnnes Selections. Daniel Johnnes is one of the top sommeliers in the U.S. and he has a great portfolio of wines. In addition, the '09 vintage appears to be a great one in southern France. I'm a big fan of these wines in general and this one (a private label project of Mr. Johnnes) exhibits all that I love about them. Cotes du Rhones are blends comprised of several varietals and for me, the best ones are based on the Grenache grape. The '09 Petit Chapeau gives me a good dose of Grenache pepperiness, wonderful fruit and a touch of earth. It retails at my local store for $9.99. Cheers.

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