88 pts – Château du Donjon Minervois Grande Tradition 2008
Medium-bodied, with plenty of juicy notes to the crushed red berry and currant flavors. This is very spicy and fresh-tasting on the finish, which features some creamy notes. Drink now through 2014. 6,700 cases made. -KM (Web Only – 2010)

87 pts – Mark Fincham Red Note Grenache-Syrah Costières de Nîmes 2007

There’s a nice dusty feel to the medium-weight cherry and damson plum fruit, with lingering notes of herb and hot stone on the slightly plump finish. Drink now. 150 cases imported. -JM (Oct 15, 2010)

91 pts – Sélection Laurence Féraud Gigondas 2007
Very sleek and racy, displaying deliciously tangy damson plum, mulled raspberry and black tea notes all racing along silky, but substantial, tannins. Lingering mesquite and iron notes add length to the finish. Drink now through 2012. 165 cases made. -JM (Oct 15, 2010)

85 pts – Sélection Laurence Féraud Côtes du Rhône-Villages Séguret 2008
A light, stony style, with lavender, mulled cherry and spice notes, framed by a lightly dusty edge on the finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. -JM (Oct 15, 2010)

85 pts – Sélection Laurence Féraud Côtes du Rhône 2009

Juicy and fresh, offering nice blackberry and black cherry fruit mingling with a hot stone note. The finish is round and open. Drink now. 2,300 cases made. -JM (Sep 30, 2010)

87 pts Plan Pegau Vin de Table Français Lot #: 2009 NV
A nicely plump, slightly beefy-styled red, offering plum, toast and tobacco notes that mingle through the open-knit finish. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. -JM (Oct 15, 2010)