A quick bevvy and quick post as I prepare for a Thanksgiving with the extended family. This was a Trader Joe’s grab.
Winemaker: Chateau Des Seraphin
Varietal: Red Blend
Appellation: Cotes du Rhone AOC, France
Notes: This French blend was a mix of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, and 10% Mourvedre. It was an intense deep red in the glass with scents of red berries and pepper on the nose. It was light-bodied with good acidity and medium tannins. Flavors I found included cassis, benzine, chlorophyll, and pepper with touches of oak. The finish was unfortunately very bitter and, for me, that was a deal-breaker. I had it with a steak for dinner which seemed like a potentially good pairing. Although it’s quite inexpensive at $5.99, I don’t think I will be going back for seconds.