Another inexpensive, relatively easy bottle to find of very nice wine. Purple in color. The nose is nice with black raspberries, some cherries, a bit of leather and earth. On the palate, this has nice black raspberry fruit. A bit of earthiness to it. Easy drinking. Enough acidity to carry food. Long finish. Available for under $15, its a very nice bottle. Should last a few years. I suspect the 2015 and 2016 vintage will be even better.
My first time that I recall trying the Chatus grape. It is very interesting. Not too dismilar from Cinsault. Ruby/purple in color. The nose has cherries, dust and cranberries. On the palate, this is deep with a nice complexity. Tart cranberries and some cherries on the palate. This really worked better with food. A fun wine and a very good wine as well.
A very nice value in sparkling wine. This is a blend of Chardonnay (70%), Chenin (20%) and Pinot Noir (10%). Pink in color. A nice mousse of medium sized bubbles. On the nose a bit of strawberries and a bit or orange peel. On the palate, orange peel including a bit of bitterness along with some orange citrus. Slight strawberry note. This is a fun aprkler with enough acidity to work at the table. Good finish.
A blend of Syrah, Carignane and Grenache. I could find no vintage designation on the label (so its probably there in extra large font ;-) ) A very nice value wine. Purple in color. Black raspberries, pepper, cherries and plums. Also some spice. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Very tasty. Easy drinking. Some complexity as well. Good finish. Nice value but more than that.
2015 L'Argentier (Elisabeth & François Jourdan) Vin de Pays du Gard Vieilles Vignes de Cinsault, France, Languedoc - Wine Reviews
Purple/ruby in color. The nose has dark cherries. On the palate, more like black raspberries. Slight tannins. Tart acidity. Should be great with food. Good value.
Light salmon pink in color. The nose is nice with strawberries. On the palate, this is very refreshing. Lively strawberry fruit. Good texture. Fresh. Easy drinking but even a bit more.
Whoa. This was excellent and drinking great right now. This is the regular bottling (do they still make that?). Purple in color. The nose is so pretty with a combination or wild herbs, earthiness and plums, and dark cherries. On the palate, this has a lovely juicy texture. It is depp with layers of complexity. Vibrant fruit; cherries, dark cherries and slight plums and an underlying earthiness. Long finish. At 16 years from vintage this seems to be entering its peak but still is quite vital and there is no hurry to open.
Ruby/Purple in color. The nose is dusty with boysenberries. This is easy drinking Syrah. Lots of black raspberry fruit. Not a lot of depth. Quite tasty with good fruit.