This week’s Wednesday Wine pick was the crowd favorite at our breaking of the fast for Yom Kippur. And, it is one of the best value wines that we have come across. A magnum (two bottles) of the La Vieille Ferme “Recolte” 2010 red wine from the Rhone Valley for the astounding price of $9.99 at Costco.
The La Vielle Ferme wines come from the Perrin family of the famed Chateau Beaucastel in the Rhone Valley, France. While this wine is at a lower price point than those made by Chateau Beaucastel, it benefits from the family’s experience and masterful wine making skills. While not a complex wine, the La Vieille Ferme is straight forward wine with bright fruit. If you love fruity wines, this wine is for you. The La Vieille Ferme is a blend of three of the classic red grapes in the Rhone Valley—Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.
Visually, the La Vieille Ferme was clear with a medium minus, bright, ruby color. On the nose, the wine had a clean, medium, youthful intensity of red cherry, raspberry, black currant, blackberry, cassis and a hint of spice. On the palate, the had medium acidity, moderate to medium bodied, moderate tannins, little use of oak and medium alcohol. The wine had a medium intensity of red cherry, raspberry, black currant, blackberry, cassis and a hint of spice. Medium finish. This was a crowd pleaser!