The Rhône Valley in southern France is widely known for producing sought-after red wine that can cost a pretty penny. But, beyond the sea of premium-priced lie some excellent value pours.
Red wines from the Côtes du Rhône appellation often fit this bill. Typically made from grapes grown throughout the Rhône, these wines are usually made from a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan. A mix of other regional grapes can also be blended in.
These are easy-drinking, ready-to-pop-open reds that are perfect at the dinner table—perhaps alongside chicken cacciatore or even pizza.
With that in mind, check out these 10 value-driven Côtes du Rhône red wines.
Brotte 2019 Esprit Barville Red (Côtes du Rhône); $15, Wine-Searcher.com. Notes of summer-sweet blueberries and black-cherry preserves abound in this fresh-fruited… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Château Gigognan 2019 Red (Côtes du Rhône); $19, Vivino. In this wine, luscious blackberry and plum flavors are juxtaposed by notes of iron and crushed earth… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Cellier des Dauphins 2019 Réserve Grenache-Syrah (Côtes du Rhône); $15, Vivino. This 60/40 blend of Grenache and Syrah is a consistent crowd pleaser for its juicy, sun-drenched blackberry… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Domaine de l’Espigouette 2019 Vieilles Vignes (Côtes du Rhône); $35, Vivino. Rich in concentration yet delightfully piercing in fruit quality, this Grenache-dominant red… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Domaine Santa Duc 2019 Les Quatres Terres Red (Côtes du Rhône); $20, Wine-Searcher.com. This wine incorporates grapes from the elite Cru appellations of Vacqueyras and Rasteau as well as Côtes-du-Rhône Villages sites in Roaix and Séguret… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Domaine Vallot 2019 Le Coriançon Red (Côtes du Rhône); $22, Wine.com. Sourced from high elevations in Vinsobres, this delightfully fresh, red-cherry scented red offers… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Gabriel Meffre 2020 Saint Vincent (Côtes du Rhône); $15, Vivino. Vinified entirely in stainless steel, this sun-drenched Grenache-Syrah blend highlights ripe… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Jean-Luc Colombo 2019 Les Abeilles Red (Côtes du Rhône); $15, Wine-Searcher.com. This luminous, unoaked blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre is a consistent bang-for-your-buck… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
M. Chapoutier 2019 Belleruche Red (Côtes du Rhône); $17, Vivino. Shards of graphite etch peppery freshness into this fruity blend of mainly Grenache and Syrah… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Tardieu-Laurent 2020 Les Becs Fins (Côtes du Rhône); $25, Wine-Searcher.com. Edged by fiery notes of charred anise and fine-grained, penetrating tannins, this powerful… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Published on January 19, 2022