Wines of the Week!
2015 Famille Perrin
Cotes du Rhône Blanc Reserve
This Rhône is an incredible value from an almost perfect 2015 vintage. Terrific freshness and food-craving acidity alongside power, depth and complexity. On the nose, characteristic white fruit and floral notes followed by citrus, passion and stone fruit. On the palate- guava, nectarine, honeysuckle and amidst the cascade of fruit and flowers, comes minerality and acidity.
Seafood, chicken, paella, Thanksgiving turkey? Perfect!
2010 Château du Trignon Rasteau
An incredibly quaffable effort from the incomparable 2010 vintage. The Château du Trignon Rasteau is a blend of Grenache and Mourvedre aged in large oak vats. In the glass- dense garnet red with a purple rim. On the nose, warm aromas of red and black fruit, licorice and hints of minerality- typical of wines from Rasteau. On the palate, ripe red and black berries, Herbs de Provence and peppery spices. There is a wonderful balance between freshness and body. This is a medium-bodied red with all the right stuff- fruit, structure, clarity, and mouthfeel. Pairs beautifully with pork, duck, lamb. Just hitting its sweet spot but will age well over the next 2-3 years.
2014 Kermit Lynch Cotes du Rhône Rouge
Grenache, with Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvedre.
Kermit Lynch rates this the best value red in his vast portfolio. This bottling is kind of an extension of his personality, and certainly of his habits at the table. Think red fruit, spice and a hint of earthiness that brings balance and structure. Kermit Lynch has the same requirements for value wine as for any wine he imports: flawless, well-made, with character and sense of place.
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