The 2007 Rhone supply is drying up, but we found another great one.
2007 Andrieux Cotes du Rhone Villages "Cuvee Jules"....$13.99
A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 5 % Mourvedre that is quite delicious. This is an amazing price for a Cotes du Rhone Villages (most are in the $20 price range). There is no press from the "big" wine periodicals, but all of our buyers were extremely impressed with this wine. The wine is made from Old Vines and it shows in the concentration of immense amount of black fruits that come across the palate. Give this new wine to St. Louis a try, you will not be disappointed.
Hearty Reds $15 and Less
"Andre Andrieux & Fils is a family-owned negociant eleveur, which incorporates the technicalities of winemaking with production and sales. This is the inaugural bottling of a Grenache-based Cotes du Rhone Villages. The juicy, dark berry, chocolate mocha nose with bright cherry highlights is a touch reticent but opens with some air. The palate is no wallflower but comes on strong with good weight, extract and structure; tart blackberry, coffee grounds and a touch of nice astringency on the finish."
The San Francisco Chronicle