Chateau Des Seraphin 2015

A quick bevvy and quick post as I prepare for a Thanksgiving with the extended family. This was a Trader Joe’s grab.

IMG_20171107_203746596~2Winemaker: Chateau Des Seraphin
Varietal: Red Blend
Vintage: 2015
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.

 

 

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