August 24, 2006
2003 Cuvee de Pena (Vin de Pays Pyrenées Orientales)
Tastes like this: old men in South France sitting around cafe table outside in a dusty village drinking this wine out of tumblers after having a long day hunting rabbits. This is a man’s wine and I like it. Sultry animal darkness, bramble-patch murky jam slippery and easy. This could be the most respectable box wine I’ve ever had.
55% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 11% Carignan–that Carignan is in there, all right, smacking of game meats.
Yeehah, so drink it with gamy meats. Or just drink it. Really. It’s tasty!