While Dominique is wine tasting in France, we are making room for his upcoming great finds by clearing out some space. Today, we are sneaking this great Cotes du Rhone to you at a ‘give away’ price!
The 2016 Côtes-du-Rhône from Chemin des Papes is a vibrant ruby color, with deep pigmentation. It presents striking red fruit and black pepper on the nose, and bright strawberry and pomegranate on the first taste. The brightness fades to more subdued dark red fruits with a medium body and a well-rounded mouthfeel. On the finish, there are smooth tannins and a touch of spice.
This red blend pairs wonderfully with meats off the grill like our newly arrived Rockwell Ridge Farm pork chops (raised by our very own Cliff and his wife Cari!), wood-fired pizza, or pasta with red sauce.