Sunday, March 19, 2006

Red Bicyclette Syrah'03, Vin de Pays d'Oc, Southern France

Red Bicyclette Syrah

Table wine made from Syrah from the Minervois and Cabardes region in Southern France produced by the well-known Gallo from California.

Technical Data: 100% Syrah, portions of the wine aged in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak. Upon completion of aging, the final wine was blended, filtered, and fined.

Description: Deep purple-to-black color with violet accents.Aromas of blackberry and cassis with spicy overtones and subtle floral hints. For the palate, jammy core of blackberry with back notes of vibrant red fruit.

Food Pairing & Service: Ideally suited to Lamb, Pasta, Cassoulet and Roasted Duck.

Score: 6/10

Suggested Retail Price: $9.99

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