$14.97 on six or more!
90 Points, Vinous Media – “Limpid ruby-red. Bright and racy on the nose, displaying fresh red and blue fruit scents and building floral and spice accents. Juicy and focused in the mouth, offering fresh raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that turn sweeter through the back half. Finishes long and smooth, with a repeating berry note and fine-grained tannins adding subtle grip.”
Fall is officially here and the local forecast for the coming weekend says Autumn! Clear, dry days in the 70’s, cool crisp nights in the low 50’s. This calls for Beaujolais, one of my absolute rites of the season! There is something so perfectly matched to fall’s cool crisp weather about these wines that makes them the perfect bridge betweens summer’s light whites and rosés and winter’s heartier fare and sturdier reds. The region has undergone a monumental shift in quality with dozens of new young winemakers on the scene – inspired by a band of old timers who never gave up on the region, preached organic and biodynamic winemaking, crafted beautiful wines, and never succumbed to the Nouveau binge.
Today’s offer is quintessential Beaujolais Villages – crushed red cherry, raspberry, cranberry and dark cherry notes burst from the glass. Juicy, bright fruit washes over the palate from start to finish, it’s medium bodied with soft tannins and loads of delicious, succulent fruit. Perfect for fall and with all kinds of light meats, poultry, duck, quail, classic steak frites,think classic French Bistro fare and you get the picture! And while 90 points doesn’t get many people excited these days, this is like getting 98 Points if you are a Cabernet! The real scoop is that this wine is simply not about scores, which are so often about power and brute force. This wine is the antithesis -a beautiful country French red – bright, lively, plenty of body, lovely freshness and everything you could want on a brilliant fall day – and at a great price too!
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