John wine Snob says:
The Cellier du Rhone Cote du Rhone 2008 at $4.99 at Trader Joe’s is what an inexpensive Cote Du Rhone should be. As soon as the bottle is opened there is the pleasant lilt of plum and pepper. I would recommend allowing this one to breathe for about ten minutes. It will take some of the initial bitterness away. This wine is more sophisticated than its price tag so it is the perfect Cheap Wine snob wine.
I will give it four stars.