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Color: deep cherry red. Nose: ripe fruit, rich and spicy. Palate: red fruit (blackcurrant and blackberry), spice with...Read more...
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Nice and light, good app wine or on a summer day Read more
My Rating 83. This wine is a simple wine in the tradition of the southern Rhone Region. A blend of four different wines. The nose is medium berry ... Read more
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
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Nice and light, good app wine or on a summer day
My Rating 83. This wine is a simple wine in the tradition of the southern Rhone Region. A blend of four different wines. The nose is medium berry very long. The taste is light with neither an objectional taste nor a interesting flavour. This is good for a garden party on a hot afternoon. Don't invite a wine lover he midgt not like it. At $ 11 for a 1,5 L Bottle it's fine, at least for the before mentioned occassion.
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.
Probably my favorite value wine. At about $6/bottle, it's hard to beat. Nice blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault - great daily drinker.
Cotes du Ventoux / France Rose / 88 Points Spring has sprung in the Metro D.C. area! All of us that have been cooped up all winter are dying to break out the charcoal and enjoy a nice dinner outside. This Rose, although inexpensive, provides a big bang for the buck. Most importantly, it is made in enormous quantity, which makes it widely available. This review is for the Rose'. I only mention this because La Vieille Ferme (The Old Farm), also makes a very nice budget red. This wine is not a connoisseur's wine by any stretch of the imagination. It is an everyday table wine. This is a blend of 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache and 10% Syrah. Very nice, both flavor and price. Light pink in color, it oozes the scent of strawberry and bitter cherry. Although it smells sweet, it is a nicely balanced blend with good acidity and crisp flavors. The flavour of the wine reflects the nose. Light bodied, it delivers strawberry and cherry, with a pleasant finish. This wine is custom made for grilling everything from pork chops to sausage. It goes down easy, and will be enjoyed by all who partake. Don’t be put off by the screw top. Many of the budget wines are going in this direction to save cost. It is a perfect picnic wine; no need for a corkscrew. Value is a highly overused and misunderstood term as it relates to wine. A value wine is one that gives you more then you may expect for what you have to pay. This wine, using that definition, is a winner.
I keep this around a lighter table wine. The average cost is around $8 and has a nice rich nose that is rich with a slight spiciness.
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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.
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.
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.
The 2009 La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux red, which, like the white is aged totally in tank, is composed of 50% Grenache and the rest other grapes such as Carignan, Cinsault, and Syrah. It offers copious aromas of cherry fruit intermixed with peppery, spicy garrigue notes. A surprisingly flavorful, easygoing red, it provides tremendous relief to the beleaguered consumer looking for good quality at the $10 price point. Drink it over the next year.
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.
A strong effort, the 2008 La Vieille Ferme Côtes du Ventoux red exhibits excellent ripeness as well as plenty of cherry fruit intermixed with hints of dusty, earthy, peppery notes. Round and delicious, it, too, should be drunk during it's first year of life.
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.
Color: deep cherry red. Nose: ripe fruit, rich and spicy. Palate: red fruit (blackcurrant and blackberry), spice with a fresh finish.
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