2010 Texier Côtes du Rhône
Just a quick note on this wine since I’ve been through more than a case without posting about it anywhere. From grenache grown in Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban, this wine has a beautiful, translucent ruby color and a haunting nose of sour cherries with a mélange of herbs and other mildly savory notes as well as floral topnotes. I like to give it a bit of a decant as I find it helps the aromatics. I’m a bit of a sucker for Eric’s wines, but I think that this is a truly exceptional vintage for this particular bottling. A stunning value that I’m buying in caseloads. This may be the best red wine value out there if you have tastes similar to mine.