M. Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Petite Ruche 2008
Wine SpectatorOpen-knit, with a tangy streak running through the loganberry and blackberry notes, backed by a lightly dusty, slightly crisp finish. Drink now. 35,000 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastPunchy and light by regional standards, with cherry, raspberry and some citrus to the nose. The palate is medium weight at best, with crunchy, crisp tannins backing red-fruit flavors. A little earthy as well, and simple to drink if you don't mind a wine with crispness.