One of the greatest red values in the last year, this is a custom cuvee put together by Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage. It is a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache that spent one year in 80% concrete tank (Grenache) and 500-liter-demi-muids (Syrah). From a Roussillon vineyard dominated by gallets roules that resembles many Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards, the wine undergoes a long maceration of six weeks. The result is an inky-blue-purple-colored wine offering a big, sweet bouquet of blueberries, blackberries, acacia flowers, pepper and spice. This full-bodied, opulent, majestic dry red unleashes tremendous ripeness, richness and intensity.
One would normally think such a superb, remarkable wine would cost over $50 a bottle, but this beauty is available normally at $14.99 per bottle and only $10.99 this week as our featured wine of the week. You’ll have to taste it to believe it! It should drink well for 2 to 5 years.
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