Sunday, October 3, 2010

Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone

Cool, drizzly, Saturday evening, but the grill was smoking and there was a thick porterhouse that needed cooking. 

The wine of choice was the 2007 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cotes du Rhone, Parallele 45.  The wine is 60% grenache and 40% syrah.  Not a thought provoking wine, just a basic red with a solid core of strawberries and a few red plums to taste.  Good acid, appropriate tannin, good dry finish with a hint of earth in it, and a great palate cleanser between bites of the steak.  Easy to drink and at a sale price of $12 very easy on the wallet.  14% alcohol.

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