In my previous post, I was disappointed with the Cotes du Rhone Villages that I selected at Trader Joe's. A few days later I found Lavau Cotes du Rhone Villages at Costco for $8.99 and I was optimistic that I had found a better wine.
This wine is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. The typical Cotes du Rhone will usually have some amount of Mouvedre, but there is none in this wine. The alcohol content is 13.5%.
This wine is somewhat acidic with flavors of blackberry and spice. The finish is average. While this is better than the Trader Joe's wine, it did not reward my optimism. I will look for another Cotes du Rhone to drink until Costco brings back the Kirkland Cotes du Rhone Villages.
SC Wine Joe rating = 87 points