France / Red-other
Alain Corcia Chateauneuf du Pape Creme de la Creme 2006
-- "The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Creme de la Creme is Corcia’s selection of the best lots. A bigger, beefier version of the Cuvee Patricia, it is a classic example of Chateauneuf du Pape. All of these wines are aged in small old barrels prior to bottling." . . .
Chateau de Montfaucon
-- Very solid, with a juicy core of blackberry and plum woven with cocoa and pastis hints. Smoky, spicy finish has nice length. This fruity, rich red is a blend of 50% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan and 10% Counoise. Drink now through . . .
Chateau la Vielle Cure Fronsac 2005
-- La Vieille Cure’s amazing 2005 is even better than their terrific 2003 and 2000. The 2005 boasts an inky/ruby color as well as a gorgeously sweet perfume of charcoal, black cherries, black currants, and spring flowers as well as an underlying mineral . . .
Clos la Coutale Cahors 2006
-- Malbec is the signature grape of the Cahors region of France. Malbec lovers welcome to our secret Malbec fan club. Most people look to Argentina for Malbec, so did we until now. This is gorgeous...rich, earthy, dark berry, chocolate...yummm.
Domaine Charvin Vin de Pays "à côté" 2007
-- This is Charvin's comical - and surprisingly good, take-off on the movie Sideways ("à côté"). Attractive, plump, gamey black cherry and chocolatey fruit aromas intermixed with some cedar and sweet cherries. It is delicious and best drunk over the next . . .
Domaine de la Verrière Côtes de Ventoux Rouge 2007
“Beautiful bright color of deep garnet. On the nose we find red fruits, ripe currant, and mild spices. Rich generous flavor with hints of violets and red fruits and beautiful ripeness. Round, full body with soft tannins.” – Winemaker tasting . . .
Domaine de L'Ameillaud Vin de Pays de Vaucluse 2007
-- It is labeled a Vin de Pays de Vaucluse because the grapes come from vineyards
just outside the Côtes-du-Rhône zone. approach to wine making is to treat the raw materials with great respect . . .
they are not quite organic but only a whisker away . . .