August 13, 2009

2007 Southern Rhones-A Parade of Killer Wines, Many at Killer Prices.

Yet another wine worth talking about from the remarkable 2007 vintage in the southern Rhone valley. I wrote previously about the 2007 Delas Freres Cotes du Ventoux and the killer 2007 Grand Bois CdR Trois Soeurs. You don't have to believe me, though, Robert Parker continues to sing the praises of 2007 southern Rhones here.

Last night I popped the 2007 Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Terrasses
It's a rhone blend 70% Grenache/30% Syrah. The wine features a dark purple color, a nose that is tarry and meaty, and a blast of pepper from the grenache on the palate. It's lighter bodied, and there's not a ton of fruit. If you like sappy fruit, look elsewhere. It's a great at $11 at Ansley Wine Merchants in midtown. Would work with a nice roast chicken, grilled steak even, or bbq.

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