2022 Jean-Louis Chave Cotes du Rhone Village 'Mon Coeur'


Current stock: 38

Wine Country: France

Wine Subregion: Rhone Valley

While one ordinarily thinks of the Cotes du Rhone, one thinks of the Grenache-based wines of the southern Rhone Valley.  This is not one of those.  Iconic winemaker Jean-Louis Chave, instead, uses the appellation as a catchment for the wine he creates from his younger Syrah vines in the Saint Joseph appellation in the north.  Or, put another way, here’s a Northern Rhone Syrah that punches wa-ay over its weight, delivering dark, unctuous, mineral, pepper and ferrous-tinged fruit and a fabulous life-affirming finish for a price that’s really half what his, or any other, Saint Joseph Rouge costs.  This wine is a longtime PRIMA favorite you won’t want to miss!  Great value here. We’re pleased to say that Chave’s new importer is honoring the pricing we had with their previous agent and that means we’ll be able to keep the price on this longtime PRIMA favorite!  Huzzah!