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Wine Tasting Notes This wine exhibits deep cherry red color with ripe fruit, rich and spicy aromas. A good solid red ...Read more...
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Wanted an inexpensive night wine and there it was, a Ventoux. Twist and pour. Dusty nose with faint fruit and perhaps a bit of earth. In the mouth ... Read more
This wine is rated favorably by Parker and others, but struck me as borderline unpleasant. Maybe my taste buds were in an off-kilter state, but thi... Read more
The Grenache-dominated 2000 La Vieille Ferme Côtes du Ventoux offers a deep ruby color, copious quantities of cherry fruit, a pleasant, open-knit t... Read more
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Wanted an inexpensive night wine and there it was, a Ventoux. Twist and pour. Dusty nose with faint fruit and perhaps a bit of earth. In the mouth good acid and sour ripe deep fruit (plum, blackberry, perhaps cherry) followed by a warm finish with strong waxy dark chocolate infused with bittersweet herbs (might be bitter tannin, not sure). Off-dry, has a bit of sweet in it. Body medium, acid medium, tannin medium. 13.5%. Has an interesting finish but tends to have an aftertaste and is not well-balanced. Sigh, well I like the twist top, perhaps the bottle is off.
This wine is rated favorably by Parker and others, but struck me as borderline unpleasant. Maybe my taste buds were in an off-kilter state, but this wine smelled and tasted to me like a combination of medicinal cherry fruit and overcooked asparagus. Reminded me of an old-time jug wine or mediocre airlines wine. Even for the price, I'd look elsewhere.
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The Grenache-dominated 2000 La Vieille Ferme Côtes du Ventoux offers a deep ruby color, copious quantities of cherry fruit, a pleasant, open-knit texture, and soft tannin. It is the type of delicious red often found in the southern Rhône, but no where else in the world at this quality level and price.
Smells really nice, with bubbly Grenache fruit making a strong statement on the nose, but falls off a bit on the palate. Ripe and pleasant, bursting with black cherry fruit, just lacking concentration and length.
Lots of personality in this medium-bodied, earth-driven, traditional red. Digs into the soil and comes out with the goods; nice fruit, wet stones and mineral complexity in a subtle but ripe package. Chewy but sweet tannins on the lingering, distinctive, fresh finish. Drink now through 2006.
I could make a lot of blue jokes about the orange sheep on the label, but since this catalog doesn't come equipped with a V-chip, I'll keep it clean. Don't be sheepish about serving this wine at your next dinner party - your guests will not become wild or woolly. Actually, you and your guests will find it sheer enjoyment. This Rhône Valley blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre serves up rich gobs of blackberry and blueberry flavors with barely perceptible tannins and a finish full of spice.
For this wine the Perrin family blends Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault, and assembles a blend similar to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is a richly fruity and supple wine, ruby-purple colored, with aromas of cassis and herbs, flavors of plum and blackberry on the palate.
The owners of Château de Beaucastel, the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape, created this brand 20 years ago as a Côtes-du-Rhône that sold for $1.99 and promptly became our house red. It was so successful that the source appellation was moved over to the nearby Côtes du Ventoux in order to fill the demand. Spicy, chewy, ripe and ready, with excellent structure.
Talk about "bang for your buck," this wine from the Côtes du Ventoux is an absolute steal. Ventoux, located in the Southern Rhône area, is dominated by the 6,500 foot tall Mount Ventoux. Most of the grapes are grown around this land mass, on the very high slopes of this massive mountain, giving them direct access to needed sunshine and perfect climate. Selected and assembled by the renowned Jean-Pierre Perrin, this blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre is lightly fined and filtered, giving it a complex yet very approachable and pleasurable taste.
Wine Tasting Notes This wine exhibits deep cherry red color with ripe fruit, rich and spicy aromas. A good solid red with pleasant tannins and a long lasting enjoyable finish.
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