Bicyclette Syrah Vin de Pays D’Oc $
grabbed this from the display close to the front door at Costas’ as I was
heading next door for a quick dinner on Saturday evening.
The nose on this was pleasant, but the wine seemed very watery.
Yes, little fruit and a host of tasteless liquid, this wine is the
offering of Gallo as they try to market a casual drinker from France back
into the US market. I was not
impressed, though the label will catch a great many buyer’s attention.
MOUTON CADET ROUGE Appellation Bordeaux
merlot based Bordeaux was a tasting gift from BB.
Pleasant blackberry flavor with a minimal finish.
This would be a good crazy aunt wine.
2001 Bouchard Père
& Fils Gevrey Chambertin
OK, bigger and bolder than I expected from a Burgundy with an earthy nose and
black fruit. It hung in there with
my red meat and roasted potatoes.
2001 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac $$
(29.00) Boldly red and proud of it, the wine stood tall against my
cigar-smoke deadened palate. Strong
dark and black fruit with a fine finish.
2001 La Chasse du Pape Prestige Cotes du Rhone Rouge
In honor of my Father, not my dad, I went with the wine
honoring the chest, which contained the great reliquaries of the Pope who
resided in Avignon during the 14th Century.
This blend of grenache, syrah, Cinsault and Mourvedre reminded me of
raspberry and bright red cherries with a cedar nose and a spicy finish.
I like it as a compliment to my grilled porterhouse and it serves
well for an everyday drinker.
1998 M. Chapoutier Bellaruse Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge
is the man and this inexpensive Southern Rhone bend is loaded with cherry
and spice and everything nice. A
good everyday drinking wine for fans of the Rhone.