Les Vignerons d’Estézargues, Côtes du Rhône-Villages (Rhône Valley, France) “Domaine Grès St. Vincent” 2015

($15, Jenny & François Selections):  This fine co-op, Les Vignerons d’Estézargues, bottles wine from individual members by using a domaine label, such as this one, Domaine Grès St. Vincent.  The usual Mediterranean blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan, produces an unusually fine wine.  The Côtes du Rhône-Villages appellation is a cut above Côte du Rhône because the grapes come from a smaller number of villages with the potential to produce better wines.  Befitting the more exalted appellation, the Domaine Grès St. Vincent is bigger and bolder, without being boisterous, compared to the co-op’s straight Côtes du Rhône (also reviewed this week).  With substance and muscle, this wine is not appropriate for chilling, but rather for opening with robust fall fare.  Another tremendous value! 90 Michael Apstein Oct 24, 2017