JL Chave Cotes-du-Rhone Mon Coeur 2011
The Value Red from the Legendary Winemaker
We've been looking forward to this one. Jean Louis Chave is the creator of more than a few wines considered "perfect" by collectors and critics alike (and some of which are featured in our "Cage Sale" here). But while those wines are the ideal addition to any cellar, it's the Cotes du Rhone Mon Coeur that makes the ideal addition to any dinner table.
Displaying fantastic finesse to go with the ripe fruit and spice notes, even the value wine of a winery like Chave has a quality unmatched at the under-$20 pricepoint. Though this shouldn't surprise anybody!
There is no shortage of praise for the Chave family...here is just one of countless excerpts from the Wine Advocate:
"I have had the privilege of tasting at this brilliant family-owned estate for over 30 years. During that time, I have seen first-hand the glory of a true evolution from father Gerard Chave to his son, Jean-Louis, and of course, the Chave family has been doing this since 1472. It is one of those small but world-class wine enterprises that is truly inspiring." - Robert Parker
Chave sources only the best grapes from the Southern Rhone for this perennial overachiever of a wine. The Cotes du Rhone Mon Coeur is a versatile red for barbecue and just about any red meat dish, and we're excited to have it back on our shelves!
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