Cotes du Rhone Villages, France
60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
A pale salmon color, very elegant for a young wine. It has notes of citrus and tropical fruit, with lime, papaya, and lychee. Despite the rich fruit on the nose, the palate is bracingly clean, and laden with wet stones. Long, clean, with red fruits all over the finish. This is a wine meant for food indeed, and is amazing with oysters (fresh, grilled, or smoked), roast hens, salmon, and fish and chips. Put with any array of cheese for a treat.