Wednesday, December 23, 2009

La Vieille Ferme Rouge

Here's the red version of La Vieille Ferme, this one a Cote du Ventoux from the 2007 vintage. The white discussed below was very good and even better on the second day, so yesterday it was time to try the red brother.

This is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. Medium color and weight and a somewhat closed nose, but still smelling of fruit and some light spice. Nice fruit flavor of strawberries and raspberries up front, decent acid but very little tannin made for a short finish. There was little depth to the wine, but then again this is a knock down wine for those times you just want a glass of wine and don't want to critique it. It succeeds on that level, but for the $9 price tag some other wines are more successful. In short - the white is better.

It was actually over powered by a pan seared skirt steak that was only minimally seasoned, but the second half of the bottle on day two was better with a chicken pot pie.

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