Paul Jaboulet Aine Les Jalets Crozes-Hermitage 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Dried cherry, sour plum, and mulling spices on the nose
Medium bodied on the palate
Finishes with cherry, cranberry, and dried herbs
Here's a classic Syrah from the classic and original Syrah-growing region of France in the Northern Rhone. Unlike the big, explosive Syrah from the new world regions like California and Australia, this is a refined and medium-bodied wine. It has expressive fruit and a nice spice to it.
This is a wine that will prove to be versatile with food, which is a nice characteristic during the holiday season when we seem to always be eating. For $20 or so, you can serve up an original Syrah. Raise a glass!