2012 Domaine Boisson Côtes du Rhône Village Clos De La Brussiere, Massif d’Uchaux $22.00

I always find some of the Wine Shop’s best values in the Rhône section. My latest search turned up this blend from Domaine Boisson, and while it isn’t cheap, it is a great value. It combines 60 percent Grenache for supple fruit and 40 percent Mourvèdre for a little muscle. This cuvée comes from a single section of land on the Domaine surrounded by a stone wall, and is produced on low yield vines planted in 1961. Those vines give a different definition of Grenache as they come from a particular terroir with no chalk or flint. The juice is aged primarily in concrete tanks, with 10 percent aged in oak barrels. The wine opens with a lovely floral nose fol-lowed by flavors of fresh blackberries and plum, with hints of meatiness and lingering dark fruit. There’s a mineral freshness from the flint soil. We enjoyed it with Real Housewives, but it would work well with most any pork or beef dish. The Wine Advocate rated it a very credible 90 points suggesting it be enjoyed over the next 4 to 6 years.