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    Perrin et Fils Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2008
    Rhone White Blends - Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

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    • RP87
    Price: $10.79
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 87 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone White Blends

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Light & Crisp

    Alcohol By Volume: 13%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 99500

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A blend of 50% Grenache blanc, 20% Viognier, 15% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne.

    A fine bright straw-gold colour. An elegant nose that shows touches of toast. Good balance with no excess of alcohol, full-bodied and long.

    Serve with fine or gently spiced dishes (saffron), grilled fish or fish soup (bouillabaisse).

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Cotes du Rhone Reserve blanc (25% Viognier, 25% Roussanne, and 50% Grenache Blanc) reveals crisp, subtle orange, pear, and white currant fruit, excellent acidity, and a medium-bodied, refreshing style.

    One of the great estates of the Rhone Valley, Chateau Beaucastel has been run by several generations of the Perrin family, beginning with the late Jacques Perrin (who died in 1978), then the brothers Jean-Pierre and Francois, and now their sons Thomas, Marc, Pierre, and Mathieu. Beaucastel has nearly 200 acres in vine in Chateauneuf du Pape, and they have branched out with an impressive operation under the Perrin et Fils label, purchasing grapes and acquiring land (in Vinsobres and Gigondas, for example). Their goal is to become the most recognized name for high quality wines in the southern Rhone. As shrewd consumers know, one of the best values in under $10 a bottle wine is La Vieille Ferme. The Perrin et Fils cuvees include wines made from purchased grapes as well as their new acquisitions in Vinsobres, Gigondas (25 acres), and the Cotes du Rhone village of Cairanne (35 acres). The Perrins enjoyed tremendous success with their 2008 red wines, largely because yields ranged between 18 hectoliters per hectare for Beaucastel, to only 20 hectoliters per hectare for Coudoulet. The mildew that affected everyone was the culprit. The entire family acknowledged there was an extraordinary triage and culling out of the grapes at the sorting tables.

    87 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    User Reviews:

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    R. Rundt (7/13/2011)
    we bought more. great dinner white.
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    omitoni (9/29/2010)
    Superb value! Nose is clean, fresh and filled with pear, apple and pineapple scents. Flavorful on the palate, it is fresh and clean without being weak. This Rhone is faithful to the Rhone genre; full without being cloying. With a silky finish, it is a delightful white, suitable for all seasons. Lovely with duck, pork, shellfish and mild white fish, enhancing their flavors. It also stands on its own as an apertif, accompanying everything from nuts to pate, and it holds its own with all types of cheeses. Full bodied, it surpasses in nose and flavor savignon blancs, pinot grigios and chardonnays. Unless you prefer sweet wines such as rieslings, you will love this wine- chilled in summer and cellar temperature the rest of the year.
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    Bob Corcoran (9/28/2010)
    Nice nose, fun summer-sipper on the deck - a bit of a bite at the end - probably good with food
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    Lydia P Barker (9/29/2010)
    At a wine tasting at my house this wine proved to be the very least favorite. I was put off by it.

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