Pierre Amadieu 2009 “Romaine Machotte” Gigondas

Gigondas is one of the most complex wine regions in France, terroir-wise. Some in the valley are remarkably similar to the princely Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Some have the imposing structure of the Hermitage. A few have the delicate filigree of Burgundy. Coming from a...

Vignerons de Caractere 2010 “Cuvee Prestige” Gigondas

Vignerons de Caractere is one of the top co-operatives in the Southern Rhone.  They have been making a rather strong push into the US markets of late, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region. While being a co-op often means lower quality wines, that is not the case...

Domaine du Cayron 2007 Gigondas

$31.99 may seem like a lot to pay for a Southern Rhone bottling that’s not Chateauneuf-du-Pape (although those tend to be far more these days…), but this one, from the stellar ’07 vintage, is worth it and then some. Its rich fruit makes it excellent...