PP is staying with me for a few days and after the long day at Rouge Tomate she came back with a sample to taste. Not bad, in fact quite nice? Who is this importer "Integrity?" That's a big name to live up to. And a little scary because, wasn't there a Sparky & Marky wine for $100 by the name of Integrity? What the hell is that anyway. What is integrity and what is it in a wine or in people. I swear, I don't know. I used to know. I think I did when I was in my 20's, but now, as I'm approaching 80, it seems quite a distant memory, or at least a quality that gets rewarded rarely. But, never the less, this wine did seem to have interest. On the second day, the juice held up with pleasure, you know, Rhoneish! The wine is from Visan in the Vaucluse, nearest known town of importance? Vinsobres. It's kind of just what I want in an everyday wine. It's got licorice, silt, acidity, not too full even though this is a 2007--okay, it's a tad overripe prune, but still. I like it. The wine was raised in 'cuve beton' (concrete). The second day the syrah horsiness faded into the background and the grenache dark berry came galloping forth with a touch of tomato and carnation dust. This is a lot for a wine that seems to go for...maybe $15? ( I can't find the price in this country.) Hey! And according to their notes it would go great with an aubergine gratin. Who's cooking? Not bad at all.