Wine: les Moirets Cotes du Rhone
Grapes: Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre
Region: France>Rhone>Cote du Rhone>Controlee
Date tasted: 9/22/14
Place tasted: The day had kissed the night at exactly the same hour as the night kissed the day. I think they are enchanted with one another. Something inside me felt a calm sense of balance and an ocean blossomed on the north side of my heart where the moss grows. As I sipped and gazed distantly through a window into my happy place I felt complete satisfaction and a profound gratitude for having experienced paradise so many times.
Served with: Quick Stuffed Tomatoes. A very food friendly wine. Just avoid heavy spices that may overpower her more subtle nature (herby ok). All cheeses, good; veggies, very good; herby pasta and even Fettuccine Alfredo...all good.
Appearance: Light glowing garnet with pretty orange rusty edges.
On the snoot: The pleasant, very subtle scent of fruit and wood.
Taste: The distant flavor of some kind of fruit. Is it raspberry or sour cherry? Whatever it is it takes on a vanilla note as it presents in a velvety mouthful. Soft, unfocused tannins twinkle randomly in the background. Finish is quick, light, and refreshing.
Balance: Slight bodied with just a few very skinny legs. It has no residual sugars (which we like), mellow acids, alcohol high but not too hot, and soft astral tannins.
Comments: A good easy drinking anytime wine; nice to have around as it goes with so many foods.
Rating: 3.6 easy drinking tipsys