Don't worry I did not pick this wine because one of the vignerons is named Serge.
Up to this day I had not had the chance to taste any wines from Serge and Thierry Baret.
Their Chateau Virgile, Costieres de Nimes Red 2007, a classic Rhone blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, does not die on you like a cheap perfume, it has staying power but in a subtle way.
Since I recently reflected in Wine Reviews...Are we Hyped, Framed or Looking at a Mirage on the list of adjectives that wine reviews throw at us (fruit, stone, tobacco, you name it), I will refrain from joining the fray.
At $11 to $13 a bottle, trust me, you cannot go wrong on this one.
Chateau Virgile also has a Rose and a White (blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier).
George Heritier raves about the white in Francophilia 2009 (Tasting Notes from the Underground, March 09).