In most cases if you look at a wine list from a typical restaurant, the only French wine you will see is Bordeaux. The Rhone region does not get enough play. I was surprised when traveling Air France in their Business Class lounge they had both a red Rhone and a red Bordeaux to choose from. Now in most cases I prefer the Bordeaux because I like those varietals the best (i.e. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc…etc.).
Rhone is more know for the grapes that are slightly lesser known like Syrah, Grenache, Petit Sirah etc. The 2010 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage is a red Rhone from France that is 100% Syrah. I am pretty sure I got this wine from Underground Cellar.
It seems that you can get this bottle for $24.99 on Wine.com and that it received 91 points from the International Wine Cellar. Here are the tasting notes from the winery’s website:
Eye : Dark and deep colour.Nose : Red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas.Palate : A structured tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla.Overall : Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.