There are so many choices when you look at the Cotes du Rhone wines in the French section of your favorite wine shop.

I’ve found several lately that I think are really nice choices. Andezon’s Cotes du Rhone red wine is mostly Syrah from vines that are more than 100 years old. The Domaine uses 90 percent Syrah and 10 percent Grenache which comes from 60-year-old vines.

It has the big bold dark fruit flavors on the front of the palate with a medium-bodied, smooth taste all the way to the moderate tannins. It has a smooth feel in the mouth from start to finish.

Robert Parker gave this an 89 in Wine Advocate. It’s a very nice bottle of wine.

I recently had a wine retailer speak highly of the Eric Solomon selections saying she liked everything he finds. Solomon is known for importing wines from smaller producers and bring real gems to the U.S. It’s hard to argue with Andezon.

This is great table wine or even special occasion wine at the price. You’ll find it under $15 at better wine shops.

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