Thursday, November 16, 2006

d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz-Grenache 2002 Wine Review (NW)

Blueberry jam nose
Smooth, dry core of fruit and herbs
Finishes with a big pepper blast followed by a final fruity note

The Southern Rhone-style really comes through on this one. It has a lot of the dry herbal and pepper notes I associate with Grenache and Shiraz.

This is a classic example of a good food wine. While it wasn't a terrific wine on its own, it paired extremely well with a white bean cassoulet. It costs around $17. Raise a glass to wine and food pairing!

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