Full Review

La Croix Saint Jean

La Croix Saint Jean
2017 du Pere Michel, Minervois

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
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La Croix Saint Jean
2017 du Pere Michel, Minervois

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, cashew fruit, caramel, chocolate cookies, and pumpkin loaf with a velvety, lively, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold and toasty red that will be a great winter warmer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate, cashew fruit, caramel, chocolate cookies, and pumpkin loaf
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate, cashew fruit, caramel, chocolate cookies, and pumpkin loaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold and toasty red that will be a great winter warmer.

The Producer

Terroir Emotion

The Producer
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Their Portfolio

Southern French Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Southern French red is a catchall category that covers many different types of wines from the south of France. Included in this are red wines from Provence, Languedoc-Roussilon and the Rhone Valley. Most of these wines are made from Rhone varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Carignan and while may of them are moderately priced wines for short term-drinking, as with a Provence red or a Cotes-du-Rhone, there are some red wines from the southern of France, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape that are medium-full to full bodied and crafted to drink well for more than a decade.

These southern French reds work with a variety of foods, such as casserole for the lighter versions, all the way to lamb shank or wild game for the more robust wines.