Full Review

Andre Farjon

Andre Farjon
2015 Côtes du Ventoux Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Andre Farjon
2015 Côtes du Ventoux Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet black color. Baked, floral, fresh, fruity, inviting aromas and flavors of freshly ripened blackberry, violets and rose petals, and black pepper with a velvety, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, medium-length finish with soft, silky tannins and light oak. A fresh, mouth-coating, fruit-forward red wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: freshly ripened blackberry, violets and rose petals, and black pepper
Taste Flavor: Baked, floral, fresh, fruity, inviting
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Leg of Lamb, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, mouth-coating, fruit-forward red wine.

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Rhone Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other reds from France's Rhone Valley include St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage. St. Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage are among the largest appellations of the Rhône Valley production zone; they are made primarily from the red variety Syrah, while up to 10% two white grapes, Roussanne and Marsanne are allowed. For Côte-Rotie (literally "roasted slope") and Hermitage, only Syrah may be used.

All four of these wines - especially Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage - are powerful, robust reds that need time to round out after their release. The finest versions of these two wines often drink well for four or five decades. Pair these wines with strong cheeses such as comté or Parmigiano, game birds or roast veal or pork.

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