Côtes du Rhône AOP, France. 13.5% ABV
Purchased 6/09/2013 at the Oakland, CA store
Crushed Montmorency cherries, raspberry jam, hint of licorice in the nose. A very smooth, well-balanced palate – hard to identify individual grapes in this fairly seamless blend, but hey, the more the merrier. A well-made CdR and a crowd pleaser if not a stunner. Deep fruit flavor, medium bodied and no real flaws except a touch of heat on the finish. Relatively simple but solid and enjoyable, A good drink and don’t think too much about it summer red for hearty BBQ fare.