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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Saint Cosme 2020/2021 Côtes du Rhône

Wine of the Week

 

March 23, 2023

This popular southern French blend is a great introduction to a style that is the basis for many more expensive Walla Walla wines. The grapes used are some combination of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre (often labeled as GSM) with perhaps a splash of Carignon or Cinsault. This is a tangy, salty and brambly red, with palate-coating berry flavors that seem perfect for that first grilled spring lamb. Both 2020 and 2021 are current releases both are good – this brand is consistent so either one works well here. Prices run around $18 give or take a couple of dollars.

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