Monday, November 2, 2009

Midslope 2007 Rasteau "Rhone Red"

Dark purple color, reddish glints.

Big warm blackberry smell, strawberry, oak, some acetic acid that makes me suspect a significant percent of cabonic maceration.

Blackberry flavor, more than a hint of banana/strawberry, warm with alcohol at the finish. Fruity but dry, big 14% abv.

Good bottle of $18.99, puts me in mind of a Beaujolais with the volume turned up to 11. Mixed blessing and all, but overall I approve. I'd approve more for $5 less!

A second bottle opened days later exhibited the same characteristics.

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