Thursday, July 09, 2009
VintageVino Pick of the Day: Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone, 2007
"I have the blood of Society dripping from my chin" (or something along those lines) is my quote of the day - taken from a Social Distortion song. I'm not sure if I have the blood of society dripping from my chin, but if I did I would hope that it would taste something like this wine. The Perrin family is one of the greatest wine families in the world. With Chateau Beaucastel they produce some of the very best CdP, period (white and red). Here they may not be making CdP, but the quality and care that goes into the top of the line is certainly felt at this level with this mouthwatering interpretation of the classic CdR. A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah - the flavor coming from this bottle/glass is huge. Bursting at the seams. It's almost too big for the glass. 2007 is living up to the hype - at least with this wine, which is dripping off my chin right now...excuse me.