This wonderful Cotes du Rhone is a new favorite, brought in by our French friend Francois. It is 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre, produced from 45 year old vines. It has notes of spice, with pronounced green and white pepper, as well as cassis. It has a smooth finish and has an unexpected California-esque complexity. It is a great value $14.79 a bottle.