Well I realize that it has been a while since I posted a wine recommendation. Now, don’t think for one second that I haven’t been drinking any….perish the thought! It’s just that I hadn’t tasted anything ‘new’ and exciting enough to be talking about. Until now that is.
I stumbled upon this at one of my local shops. They have amazing sales…and this one happened to be displayed in such a way that I ran right into it when I walked in. It was kismet, really. Well it is only wine after all, it’s not like a met the love of my life, so I’ll leave it at that. It was about $4, and I loved the color of the label…plus it is French and a Côtes du Ventoux, which is a blend I have had before and I tend to really like them. So, how could I go wrong?
Côtes du Ventoux wine is blend made in the Southern Rhone Valley in France and gets it’s name from the Mount Ventoux where the grapes are grown on 17,000 acres. This wine is a bright ruby red color. It has an earthy, yet fruity taste. I found that it tasted of berries, most likely raspberries, but it also had a bit of peppery spice at the end. It has a long finish.
This is a bargain, as I have seen it for as much as $12 a bottle. I immediately drove back to load up the car…at $4-something a bottle, it is sure to disappear quickly!