Cave de Tain l’Hermitage, Nobles Rives Crozes-Hermitage 2015, Rhone, France
Tasting Note: An easy-drinking northern Rhone, Crozes-Hermitage syrah.
Deep ruby in color this wine has an earthy nose of black fruit including blackberry, black currant and red plum combined with notes of lightly-toasted vanilla.
On the palate, the dry, medium-plus-bodied syrah is smooth with black-fruit flavors and medium tannin.
Bottle Note: Flagship of the Cave de Tain l’Hermitage, produced exclusively from Syrah grapes grown on alluvial granite plains. Classic vinification followed by ageing in oak barrels for 6 months. A well-balanced wine, full flavored and supple, with jammy red fruits and overtones of liquorice and spice. Its velvety tannins make it perfect with cold cuts or any grilled, tasty meats.
Importer: Saranty Imports, White Plains, New York
Tasting Date: October 15, 2016