"Along the same lines and with a fruit-loaded personality, the 2011 Merlot IGP Ardeche dishes out plenty of black and blue fruits, violet, chocolate and mint to go with a medium-bodied, rustic and chewy feel on the palate. Slightly volatile and lacking charm, you nevertheless could do worse for the price and it should drink well for a year or three."
Drink now-2015. Wine Advocate, November 2013
"Made from equal parts Grenache and Syrah, and aged all in stone, the 2011 Ardeche Little Canyon is a soft, supple and easygoing effort that gives up a nice array of black and red fruits, subtle herbs and earthy notes to go with a medium to light-bodied profile on the palate. There’s not much depth or richness here, yet it’s well made and a good drink. Enjoy it over the coming year or two. Drink now."
Wine Advocate , November 2103
Bright and bracing, with fresh pippin apple, lime, mineral and floral notes that are light but persistent, with good cut through the lengthy finish.
Honeyed apricot, white peach and lemon grass. Good structure and acid balance play against the fruity flavor profile in this soft and dry wine which brings back summer in just one sip.
"Light, with sandalwood and tea notes framing the lightly mulled black cherry and red currant fruit core. Singed sandalwood details echo on the finish
Best Value! Wine Spectator October 31 2013
"Rather ripe, offering blueberry and cherry confiture aromas and flavors, with a light toasty spice on the finish.
A touch obvious but with delicious fruit"
87 Points ! Wine Spectator December 2012 (web issue)
"It delivers plenty of sweet black raspberries, spice-box, crushed flowers and cedar qualities as well as a medium-bodied, clean and nicely focused profile on the palate. Delicious and easy drinking, it should be enjoyed over the coming 2-3 years."
87 Points, Wine Advocate November 2013
"The 2012 Marselan offers up quality aromas and flavors of black currants, wild herbs, loamy earth, tobacco leaf and background meatiness to go with a medium-bodied, nicely balanced profile on the palate. It is quite good and well worth the price of admission. Enjoy it through 2017"
87 Points Wine Advocate, November 2013