The spirit of this wine is to be very simple and uncomplicated and inexpensive, but to give a great deal of pleasure. The wine is very spicy, with loads of sweet fruit and liquorice, and is perfect with simple meals.
Under the Saint-Cosme label, his non-vintage Little James Basket Press Vin de Pays is one of the top bargain picks available. It is based on a solera system, and the newest incarnation is composed of 50% from 2007 and the rest older vintages. It represents a confiture of black raspberries and cherries interwoven with pepper, spice, and earth. Deep, fruity, round, and pure, it is an attractive red to drink over the next year or so.