Just a sexy little CdRV! Dark luscious inky color in the glass. Velvety on the palate with dark dry boysenberry, unripened raspberry, spice box and faint hints of smoke/char. The beauty is the wine swirling in the glass. Easy drinking, soft tannins, everyday wine to enjoy now.
#thanksgivingwine #thirstythursday #côtesdurhônevillages #wine101 — 3 years ago
Another Total Wine pick up, as I try to expand my horizons. This is a Cotês du Rhône Villages AOC which is a separate AOC from the more well known Côtes du Rhône wines. Villages was established as an AOC back in 1966-1967 with Cairanne being 1 of the 5 recognized villages in this AOC. This blend is a GSM at 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 5% Mouvèdre. It's also a tale of two cities - drink it while funky or let it mellow out for a few hours, your choice. ~$18 | #côtesdurhônevillages #gsm #totalwine
On the eyes: Sunset red with orange rim. Light stain, med+ tears, no gas. Floc present.
On the nose: (Undecanted) Earthy, musty, mushroom filled forest floor. There is also sour cherry and olive. Med alcohol. (Next day) Still sour cherry and vinous, with only hints of earthiness.
On the tongue: (Undecanted) Med alcohol, med tannin, med+ acid. Mushroom, fennel, and petrol rounded by sour cherry and oak. Med finish, med complexity. (Next day) loss of sulfurous notes with a smoother finish. — 5 years ago