Sometimes there is nothing more fun that seeing a friends wine in a wine shop on the opposite coast, and picking up a bottle of it to drink. This happened to be the case with this wine tonight, made by our good friend Dave Corey. This is one of Dave's Rhone styled blends, and a nice sipper to say the least.
On the palate, this was incredible at hour 2, and I am very glad that we took our time drinking this, giving it time to warm up, and open up in the glass. You can really taste the Grenache influence in this wine, and that is something that I won't complain about. More cherry, strawberry, and blueberry on the palate, with just enough acidity to give this a nice backbone. There is still a bit of alcohol here, but I think that will integrate nicely with another year or two in the bottle. Just a touch of tannin on the finish, which is medium in length.
All in all, at around $20 this is a tasty wine, and a heck of a nice QPR. I'll look for more of these in the future for certain! 90 points. Cheers!
Loire producers @Millésime 2017 – photos & brief comments (Part 2) - Post to be completed on Monday.
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