This wine comes to us from the Northern Rhône Valley in France. Jess and I really love syrah so we were excited to give this one a try.
The dark, inky wine starts with a bright (and I mean BRIGHT) nose. (Which makes sense because the wine was done in steel barrels.) I had to inspect the wine closely to make sure I wasn't about to drink a glass of grapefruit juice with a splash of lime. The wine had a grapefruit, honeysuckle, raspberry nose and delivered the same on the palate. I detected a small amount of chocolate after the wine had opened up for a couple minutes, but the dominate taste was grapefruit and lime. It had a refreshing citrus finish that lasted for a solid two minutes. On first impression, this wine produces a jaw-clenching-mouth-watering-pucker-inducing taste but quickly becomes an extremely refreshing red that is perfect for the summer.
I loved the fresh summer taste and I am sure you will love the price. $14.40 in the shop for a limited time.
Matt and Jessica Farmer