Every year, I pick up at least a case of Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône. The blend of Rhone grapes vary from year to year (generally Grenache with Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre) but the outcome is always the same…a darn good wine that you can easily score for far less than a $20. The wine is fermented with natural yeasts in temperature-controlled, cement tanks. It is then aged in cement tanks and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône 2013 definitely fits the mold for the quality I have come to expect from this wine. The approachable palate is fruit forward with ripe notes of red fruit and spice. There are also hints of earth that help balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Simple and to the point…but that’s quite alright for $11. A great midweek find!