Friday, October 22, 2010

Red Blend, Coteaux d' Aix 07'

Naked Wine Review 55
Wine: Rouge-50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate: Commanderie De La Bargemone
Vintage: 07'
Region: France-Coteaux d' Aix en Provence
Price: I think it was just under $30 at the restaurant.
Date tasted:9/3/10
Place tasted: It was a perfect meal at my favorite Missoula restaurant, the Pearl, in the good company of a dear friend while enjoying a lovely bottle of French wine. What a great experience to add to my collection.
Served with: We began with ginger scallops in their shells and then both had the fresh Idaho trout. For desert we went crazy and shared a creme brulee. Amazing cuisine, as always. This wine paired just fine with the fish; I think because of it's rose-like, light hearted nature. No way it could overpower the fish. I think this wine is just fine with fish. Some of us just don't prefer whites, and I'm ok with that.
Appearance: Of a soft garnet pillow with a luminous enchanted glow.
Bouquet: Floral; Roses, the scent of roses is almost audible, like you can hear a soft, breezy song as you inhale, exhale, and then inhale again.
Taste: An eclectic blend of red fruit with a hint of that rose again. Subtle, very light tannins stroke the palate and make it purr. Has a lingering, etherial finish.
Balance: Long, wispy, naked legs roll in gentle curves down the sides of your glass. Her body is quite thin but not to worry, she has all the skill, grace, and beauty of a wild tiger....and she only wants to please you.
Comments: Thank you Dennis.

rating:3.5 stars