Domaine de la Renjarde Cotes du Rhone Village

Domaine de la Renjarde Cotes du Rhone Village 2008

Domaine de la Renjarde is a first-class Southern Rhône Estate which is under the same ownership as Chateau La Nerthe at Chateauneuf-Du-Pape. It is located at Serignan-du-Comtat, which is between Orange and Montpellier. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvédre, Carignan, and Cinsault are planted in soils deep in calcareous sandstones well-sited on gently undulating slopes. The grapes are all machine harvested and are fermented in a combination of concrete and temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
Its top wine is the Côtes du Rhône cuvée Henri Fabre, which, unusually for this appellation, is a Syrah dominated blend. Winemaker Alain Dugas is one of the most respected in the region.   
Cotes Du Rhone Villages Score: 92 Parker's Wine Advocate.
"Readers seeking excellent values are confronted with a treasure trove of wines such as this from recent vintages in the southern Cotes du Rhone appellations. Renjarde's 2000 Cotes du Rhone Villages is a fat, deliciously fruity, obvious but lush, hedonistic effort with copious quantities of black cherry fruit. Although not complex, if fills the mouth, has a seamless texture, and will provide fine drinking for 2-3 years."