Full Review

Etienne Marceau

Etienne Marceau
NV 5, Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah, Vin de Pays d’Oc

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Other French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: .8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7

Etienne Marceau
NV 5, Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah, Vin de Pays d’Oc

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Other French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: .8%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of earth, spiced berry compote, chocolate, and carnation with a supple, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a brisk finish manifesting impressions of blood orange, craisin, and nutskin. A solid quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Quaffable & Old World
Aroma Aroma: earth, spiced berry compote, chocolate, and carnation
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of blood orange, craisin, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Kabobs, Bacon Cheeseburger, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid quaffer.

The Producer

Vins Arterra Canada

The Producer
175 Chemin Marieville
Rougemont, Quebec JOL 1MO
Canada
1 514-861-2404

Their Portfolio

86 Bú NV Rosé, Grenache Gris, France 12.5% (France) $7.49.
86 Bú 2016 Merlot, France 12.5% (France) $7.49.
BR Bú NV Tempranillo, Spain 13% (Spain) $6.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Bú NV Viura-Airen-Verdejo, Spain 12% (Spain) $6.00.
BR Cliff 79 NV Cabernet-Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia 13% (Australia) $6.49. - Bronze Medal
85 Etienne Marceau NV 5, Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah, Vin de Pays d’Oc 13% (France) $7.00.
86 Nobella NV Viura, Spain 12% (Spain) $4.99.
89 Pereira 2017 Red Blend, Vinho Regional Lisboa 13.5% (Portugal) $5.00.
88 RH Phillips 2016 Syrah, California 13.9% (USA) $7.99.
BR RH Phillips 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $7.99. - Bronze Medal
85 RH Phillips 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $7.00.
88 Seaside 2015 Syrah, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
85 Seaside 2016 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
BR Veraci NV Sauvignon Blanc, Italy 12% (Italy) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Veraci NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Italy 12.5% (Italy) $7.00.
87 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 212, Shiraz, Australia 13% (Australia) $6.49.
86 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 313, Chardonnay, Australia 12.5% (Australia) $6.49.
89 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 919, Pinot Grigio, Australia 12.5% (Australia) $6.49.
88 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 414, Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia 13.5% (Australia) $6.49.
87 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 212, Shiraz, Australia 13.5% (Australia) $6.49.
87 Wallaroo Trail NV Bin 313 , Chardonnay, Australia 13% (Australia) $6.49.

Other French Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other French reds include inexpensive Vin de Pays d'Oc, so-called country wines, simple Bordeaux Superieur and Medoc reds; these last two made from grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Vin de Pays d'Oc wines sometimes have clever names based on animals to help get noticed on retails shelves, given their humble roots. Pair these wines with sandwiches, paté and light chicken dishes; some of these lighter reds can even be chilled.