Full Review

Vino San Estaben

Vino San Estaben
2015 Reserve, Malbec, Comte Tolosan

Pair this wine with:
Beef Turkey

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$10

Vino San Estaben
2015 Reserve, Malbec, Comte Tolosan

Pair this wine with:
Beef Turkey

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bright dark ruby color. Fruity aromas of brandied maraschino cherry, milk chocolate, fondant, and wet cinnamon with a soft, off-dry medium body and a short-to-medium pomegranate, vanilla pastry, iron, and milk chocolate bar finish with chewy tannins. An off-dry red to serve with a slight chill.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: brandied maraschino cherry, milk chocolate, fondant, and wet cinnamon
Taste Flavor: pomegranate, vanilla pastry, iron, and milk chocolate bar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Sandwich, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An off-dry red to serve with a slight chill.

The Importer

Joseph Victori Wines & Co., Inc.

The Importer
17 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743
USA
1 631-423-8500

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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.