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10 of Our Favorite Bottles of French Red Wine for $35 or Less


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The Rhône Valley in southern France is widely known for producing sought-after red wine that can cost a pretty penny. But, beyond the sea of premium-priced lie some excellent value pours.

Red wines from the Côtes du Rhône appellation often fit this bill. Typically made from grapes grown throughout the Rhône, these wines are usually made from a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan. A mix of other regional grapes can also be blended in.

These are easy-drinking, ready-to-pop-open reds that are perfect at the dinner table—perhaps alongside chicken cacciatore or even pizza.

With that in mind, check out these 10 value-driven Côtes du Rhône red wines.