Weekend Wine: Perrin & Fils Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc

(Courtesy Vineyard Brands)

Perrin & Fils Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc 2010, $10-$12: Dry, crisp, refreshing, this beauty from the Perrin brothers in the Rhone Valley of France will suit your table and your pocketbook. It’s rich and spicy, has a nice smack of peach on the nose and palate, and a river of dry minerality. It’s a blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne. Give it time in the glass to warm up and relax. It’s widely available at stores including Market Square, Birmingham; Village Corner, Ann Arbor; Nino Salvaggio, Clinton Twp.; Merchants Fine Wine, Dearborn; Red Wagon, Troy; Woods Fine Wine, Grosse Pointe Woods.