Yet another Ruchè! I hadn't seen one in decades and now in a period of two months I see two different ones in Arlington. Go figure. This one has lots of flavor, but is in a very modern, fruity style. It's good, but I like the character of the more traditional style better.
It's got a very bright ruby color. Loads of red and black fruits (mostly plums and dark cherry) in the nose, with a very subtle stony note. Mouthfilling fruit, but in a very soft and open style. Texturally it's like a new-styled Beaujolais/Cotes du Rhone cross. It seems like it would take a slight chill nicely and serve as a great hot weather cook-out red. But drink it before 2012 is up. B-. Imported by Siema Wines of Springfield, VA, it was $9 at Whole Foods in Clarendon.