La Grange de Piaugier, Cotes du Rhone - 2009

this would be vin ordinaire if you were sitting in a cafe in Paris on a sunny fall afternoon...and it's amazing. Grape Popsicle in color with a long dry finish that lasts a full minute. Hints of pepper, spice, dark cherry and leather, surround your palette and immediately take you to that small cafe in Saint-Germaine-des-Pres or Montmartre where Hemingway, Lutrec, Steinlen and countless others spent their days quaffing the wines of the Southern Rhone and chatting about all things Belle Epoch. I love everything about this wine honestly and one of the very best things about it is it's price tag. $11.00. Even the bottle brings back memories of Paris. Take a trip back in time and buy as much as you can get your hands on, it is amazing!

Life is short.  Enjoy the wine.