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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Well-Priced Hearty Wines from Southern France
January 18, 2023



Well-Priced Hearty Wines from Southern France




2021 Remejeanne Cotes du Rhone Les Chevrefeuilles; Aroma: lean, light clean, bright, fresh, clean; Mouth: fleshy rounded clean, a nice herbal quality, good richness, clean, light finish; Very Good Plus $21; Case, $17.99



2019 Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes; Color: vary dark black; Aroma: lifted, very bright and clean, fresh; Mouth: reserved nicely balanced, rather full, fat, earthy Carignan spice with roundness; Very Good Plus $21; Case, $17.99

2020 Brusset Cairanne Les Travers; Color: medium dark black; Aroma: bright and intense, lightly herbal, lifted and light, rather elegant; Mouth: smooth, clean, bright fine acid, nicely articulated, refined acid; Very Good - Excellent $21; Case, $17.99

2019 Lafage Bastide Rouge Miraflore; Color: very dark; Aroma: spicy deep black cherry plum, herbal, bright fresh; Mouth: fleshy full, fat, smooth textured, nice spice and vary ripe forward fruit, good fruit depth; Very Good Plus $18.99; Case, $15.99

2019 Domaine la Soumade Rasteau Cuvee PrestigeOrganic, Biodynamic Aroma: heady, very dark, very dense full, vibrant, deep currant spice, earthy, nice intensity; Very Good Plus $26.99; Case, $22.99

2020 Clusel-Roch VDF Syrah Serine; Aroma: Heady, very intense, very dense, heady and mineral spicy, full, rich fruit; Mouth: Clean, tightly with fleshy fruit, firmly structured, generous fruit, long tight finish, a pure expression of Old World Syrah; Very Good - Excellent $32; Case, $27.99 limited


Hearty Southern French Case: Special two each of the above wines - $241

Or make your own, mix any twelve or more at their case prices


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