WHAT: Perrin & Fils Vinsobres Les Cornuds 2006 (red) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Côtes du Rhône
WHY: Because Wine Spectator rated it 91 and it's less than $20 - that's why. While many people view the whole numbered ratings system with suitable skepticism, if some well-known critical body has given a wine a high score, more often than not it's worthy of investigation, especially if it's affordable. With blackberry, currant and a touch of leather all bound up in excellent structure, 91 seems as good a number as any.
PRICE: 750 ml/$18.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets (product #566844)