2011 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem – France

Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault…  well this sounds like a fun blend!   Yes, it is French but this is not old world style.   Fruit jumped out of the glass at the first sniff, juicy raspberry and cherry.   It also smells a little like redwood trees.   Lotsa cherry flesh on the midpalate and a rich, tangy finish.   Very fun and approachable, with nice balance too.   This is a happy wine.   Maybe it is bad that I opened this one on a Monday night, because I can easily finish the whole bottle.   But I won’t  :-)

No food necessary… drink this one on its own.  Preferably in a hot tub, on a patio or while watching Clueless.

$11.99/bottle @ Whole Foods

Home run!