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Les Hauts de Janeil

Les Hauts de Janeil
2015 Syrah-Grenache, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Les Hauts de Janeil
2015 Syrah-Grenache, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blueberries, violets, earth, stewed peppers with tomatoes, and sweet tobacco with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, breezy finish with nuances of vanilla nougat with soft tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An easy drinking, fruit-forward red for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: blueberries, violets, earth, stewed peppers with tomatoes, and sweet tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of vanilla nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Pepperoni Pizza, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy drinking, fruit-forward red for the table.

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Rhone Red Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
A Rhone varietal blend can be made up from any number of varieties found in France's Rhone Valley. This can be either white or red (some red Rhone blends even contain a small percentage of white grapes) and can be a true Rhone wine or one made in another country, such as the US or Australia.

While most red Rhone blends contain four or five varieties, such as Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, one famous Rhone blend, Châteauneuf-du-Pape can contain as many as thirteen different varieties! White Rhone blends contain varieties such as Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne.

Producers in several regions of California, such as Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties produce excellent Rhone blends (especially white blends in Santa Barbara), while New York State, Washington State and Virginia are also home to vintners that make Rhone blends.

Pair red Rhone blends with spicy, hearty foods such as game and roasts, while the white tend to work best with sushi/sashimi and fusion cuisine.