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Top Rated Rhone Varietals

Rancho Arroyo Grande in California

While commonly grown in the Rhône Valley of France, many of the region's grape varieties are sprouting in vineyards across the world. The red Rhône varietals consist of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache, Counoise, Cinsault, Carignan and Petite Sirah. Below we list the best of these wines and blends we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Lasseter Family Winery
2009 Chemin de Fer
Sonoma Valley, CA
15/20
$40

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Owen Roe
2007 Sinister Hand
Columbia Valley, Washington
15/20
$26

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Tablas Creek Vineyard
2005 Mourvèdre
Paso Robles, CA
15/20
$35

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A Donkey and Goat Winery
2006 Three Thirteen
California
14.5/20
$37

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Beckmen Vineyards
2009 Cuvée Le Bec
Santa Ynez Valley, CA
14.5/20
$18

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Bunnell Family Cellar
2006 Vif
Columbia Valley, Washington
14.5/20
$34

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Four Brix Winery
2009 Rhondezvous
Paso Robles, CA
14.5/20
$35

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Guardian Peak
2006 SMG
Western Cape, South Africa
14.5/20
$22

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Olsen Estates
2006 Olsen Estates Rouge des Coteaux
Columbia Valley, Washington
14.5/20
$37

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Halter Ranch Vineyard
2008 Côtes de Paso
Paso Robles, CA
14/20
$30

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Jorian Hill
2007 BEEspoke
Santa Ynez Valley, CA
14/20
$38

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Le Pas de la Mule
2007 Mas Janeil
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
14/20
$60

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Margerum
2011 Mourvèdre
Santa Barbara County, CA
14/20
$32

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Perrin & Fils
2007 Côtes du Rhône Villages
Côtes du Rhône Villages, France
14/20
$14

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Two Angels
2006 Divinity Rhône Blend
High Valley, CA
14/20
$24

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Rancho Arroyo Grande
2002 Thereza Cuvée
Arroyo Grande, CA
13/20
$20

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