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Cost: $20 (if you can find it!)
Jess - 3.5/5
Rating: 89 (Wine Spectator)
Travis - NA
I already reviewed the excellent Tortoise Creek Zinfandel I tried while was on a business trip to San Antonio, TX. This Féraud-Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone was another suggestion from the bartenders at Zinc Bistro.
This was fun little work trip and fortunately the conference I was attending was in the Riverwalk area! There were so many
places to eat things to do! You can check out some of the area highlights here.
~ Féraud-Brunel Wines
- Winery: Féraud-Brunel
- Alcohol: 14%
- Varietal/Blend: 80% Grenache, 12% Mourvédre, and the rest Cinsault & Vaccarése
Deep Ruby, medium bodied wine. Very aromatic on the nose with scents of cherries, licorice, and some spice. Smooth on the palate and quite dry with mellow tannins.
As with most dry wines, this would have paired excellently with a hardier meat dish. I was drinking this with an amazing margarita pizza. It wasn't the best pairing, but not unpleasant.
However, I did really enjoy it once my dessert arrived. Paired with an outstanding apple bread pudding with vanilla ice cream, the flavors in this Féraud-Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone created a nice contrast.
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