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Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Les Grands Bois Côtes du Rhône 'Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs'

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Like their brethren here, sommeliers in France are making their own wines. One is Marc Besnardeau, a Paris sommelier, who married Mireille Farjon and became a vigneron. Her family estate, Domaine Les Grands Bois in Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, has vines that are 30 to 60 years old, which give the estate's wines a depth they wouldn't have with younger vines. Its Côtes du Rhône "Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs" is a blend of two-thirds Grenache with one third Syrah and Carignan.

The 2009 has that spicy, sauvage character of reds from the southern Rhone, richly perfumed and full-bodied, tasting of wild berries and herbs. This terrific Côtes du Rhône is perfect for a winter daube or stew, a roast or grilled lamb chops with herbes de Provence.

S. Irene Virbila

Quick swirl

Region: Rhone Valley, France

Price: About $14

Style: Rich and full-bodied

What it goes with: Daubes and stews, roasts, grilled lamb chops

Where to find it: Beverage Warehouse in Los Angeles (Marina del Rey), (310) 306-2822, http://www.beveragewarehouse.com; Bob's Market in Santa Monica, (310) 452-2493, http://www.bobsmkt.com; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; La Jolla Shores Market in La Jolla, (858) 459-3465, http://www.lajollashoresmarket.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles ,(310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com

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