Escarvailles 2010 Cotes du Rhone France

In English, Cotes du Rhone translates to the Hills of the Rhone and is the largest wine growing appellation of the Rhone Valley. Domaine des Escaravailles winery is located in the nearby Rasteau region and produces this crowd pleasing blend each vintage. The estate was named Escaravailles the Occitan word for beetles, as a nickname for the black-robed monks of the area's Catholic monasteries in centuries past. The 2010 Les Sablieres Cotes du Rhone is soft, rich, and delightfully fruit forward. Robert Parker says; The tasty, spicy Cotes du Rhone Les Sablieres exhibits a seductive style filled with black cherry and strawberry fruit intermixed with Provencal herb and earth notes. Medium-bodied, deliciously fruity, pure and well-made. [+]