Whatever the appellation, whatever the price point, you can always depend on getting a high quality wine from the Perrin Brothers of Chateau Beaucastel and Le Vieille Ferme. I paid $9.99 at World Market for this very good Cotes du Rhone.
Beautiful deep ruby color. Very fragrant--Southern Rhones spices and herbs galore. Dark cherries more than berries with Mourvedre violets. High-toned acidity right now but this should fade in six months or so. Long, distinguished finish.