Domaine le Clos des Lumières is a 50 hectare family farm founded in 1946 by the grandfather of the domaine’s current vigneron, Gérald Serrano. Having grown up on the property, Gérald is intimately familiar with the terroir here. The oldest vines now edge 60 years in age and this land really seems to “pack the character in.” With vines planted close to the Pont du Gard—the famous aqueduct built by the Romans about 2000 years ago—this 80% Grenache/20% Syrah red blend is made from fruit grown at the edge of the Rhône Valley and the Languedoc. Juicy flavors of cherry and blackcurrent dance with spices and garrigue notes. All in all, this is one of the best red values in the store if you're a fan of simple, food-friendly, bistro-style French reds.