Wednesday, October 28, 2009

2006 Château Pesquié Côtes du Ventoux Terrasses

Back to the Shades of Red pairing at Eric Guido's... From France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Ventoux, this Ruby red, with a nose muted with red cherries, spices and a bit of barnyard, or as Eric quipped, "a hint of moo". Built with a fine integration and nicely structured, this was my pick from the first flight that was paired with the first course, a Pumpkin Risotto. At first the muted tones steered me away to the other 2 wines, but as I sipped and took bites of my risotto, then returned to the Côtes du Ventoux, its focused austerity began to appeal to me until it eventually won me over. Eureka ... I get it!

PS. Forgot to mention this is an $11 bottle retail, a huge bargain.

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