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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Côtes du Ventoux 2005 ‘Les Traverses’

August 6, 2008

The anonymous appellation of Côtes du Ventoux is named after the famous mountain that forms the scene for some of the most heroic stages of the Tour de France. Unfortunately the wines of this region often resemble this limestone peak in their bare simplicity, but when the winemaking is accurate they can offer relatively good wines for little money. Take this blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Shiraz, a lovely uncomplicated, medium-bodied and fruit-driven wine that offers about anything you’d like to see in an everyday drinking red Rhône: a nose with lush red berries, plums, liquorice and a hint of herbes de Provence that follow through to a palate where sweet fruit is wrapped in firm but polished tannins. Simple but good, especially at this price. Buy a case and enjoy! 87 points

Source: Fine Wine Wholesalers  Price: $17.99  Drink: Now-2012