Floating Along

*This wine was sent to me as a sample from Pasternak Imports.

It’s red wine season in my house. Finally. The weather teased me for a while, but it appears the cold is here to stay.  I love wood-burning fire season, leaves crunching under my feet, and the smell of fall. Fall has a distinct smell to me. I don’t notice it often here in Virginia, and it’s among the things I miss most about living in New England.  Today we tried the 2007 Les Deux Rives Corbieres Rouge.  It clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, had a plastic cork, and retails for around $10. I believe the current vintage is the 2008 for around the same price. The wine is a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, and 10% Carignan.

On the nose I got some spice, raisins, sour cherry, plum, earth, eucalyptus, and mint. It had a slight sour smell overall. In the mouth I found sour cherry, red notes, plums, spice, and eucalyptus. Although there were fruit notes present, this was not a fruity wine at all. It had some decent acidity, but I found it to be a bit thin in general.





2 Responses

  1. It is always a definite pleasure to snuggle while enjoying a bottle of great wine. Cheers!

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