There was a time when I ran off to France for a couple of weeks and drowned my sorrows in bottles exactly like this: a Rhone varietal made up of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre. This is a perfect drinking wine -- the blend makes it great with any kind of food (or no food at all). I swoon over the red berry flavors with just a hint of minerality. C’est parfait.
After drinking a glass of this I discovered my heart is still capable of fluttering. This wine is intense, and complex. It is earthy and a little oaky, filled with red and black fruit and dark chocolate. Eat it with a steak still very pink in the middle.
Good lord, this was good. If fresh and clean had an aroma and a taste--it would be this wine. Amazing wet snow, mineral, and stone aromas, with some leafing out and citrus aspects. Then the wine was crisp and citrusy, very refreshing without being at all fruit-laden. My first from this producer, but not my last.
Well worth the money, an undeniably special bottle of bubbles.
Very rich, with nice focus that carries everything seamlessly from the initial attack through the finish.
The nose is redolent of honeysuckle. The palate is tart apple and lemon cream, with a background of toast. The finish shows a bit of browned butter. This is clean and refreshing, with a good acid backbone. Drin...
A very dry rose with light flavors of tart red fruit, rhubarb and dried strawberries. It showed some spice and depth on the mid-palate before a slightly bitter, but clean, finish. A good choice for Thanksgiving...