southern blend

2014 M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages Occultum Lapidem

Lovin’ this red blend from southern France. Quite the full nose - blackberries, black cherries, pepper, spiced red fruit, leather, black licorice, blue flowers, roasted red peppers, and a whiff of meat. Loads of blackberries and black cherries (some macerated) on the palate with red and black peppercorns and spiced black tea. Yum!

4/5 bones

$$ 

Carignan, Grenache, Syrah

14% abv

Côtes du Roussillon, FRANCE

2014 Domaine de Beaurenard “BiotifulFOX” Rosé

Why yes, I AM a beautiful fox. Hehe. Pretty standard stuff. Peaches, rose water, and touch of stone on the nose. Much the same on the palate with a touch of underripe pear and lemon. 

3/5 bones

$

Southern Rhône Red Blend (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault)

13% abv

Côtes du Rhône, FRANCE

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