Great Value Wine!
This is our go-to house wine. '04 vintage is terrific.
This wine is a little lighter which is what I liked most about it. It had great flavor without being heavy which would make it a great summer red. At the price, it is especially great!
I agree with the previous reviews
we've had it as our everyday red for a couple of years and I'm starting to loose interest. But our friends love it and what a GREAT wine for the price.
Excellent red for the price
by Make Me Wine
My wife and I love this stuff! We just had a bottle of the 2000 vintage and it is drinking very well. I bought two more bottles - the last two in the store. 2000 vintage rated 88 by Wine Spectator.
The first bottle of this I bought I got for $9. Wish I would have picked up a case of it!
Update: opened another bottle tonight and still awesome! 2000 vintage may be peaking, so it may be a bit late to buy a case. Drinking well right now though!
2000 is Excellent
Guigal is amazing. Whether they're doing Chateauneuf or a Cotes-du-Rhone, they show the same great care and expertise. This is a tremendous bargain for ten dollars. I served this to guests at the same time as a much higher-priced Gigondas, and they all preferred this. So did I. My next purchase is a case of this delicious little beauty.
One of the best CDR I've ever tasted.
Nice fruit but also earthy, silky
smooth with long finish. Can't
shake a stick at the price
2006 A Great CdR for the Price
The 2006 is much better than the 2005 Guigal remains a great value wine. Not to spicy upfront, just pure delicious with lots for red berry notes, and gets better on day 2. Excellent buy (note I save 4 and 5 star ratings for more outstanding and complex wines)
Just what a CDR should be. Dark fruit and white pepper. Great value.
fruity, complex, not too dry, very nice
I'm on my 6th or so bottle and it's starting to get a little less interesting, but everyone I've served it to has loved it, and I'll buy it again. It's my "house wine" and you can't beat it for $12.
There is a lot of character here for the price. Would like to go 3.5 stars. Not as good as Jaboulet Parralel 45, though.