2010 Cave de Rasteau "Dame Victoria" Rasteau
Ripe and lush, but showing finely beaded acidity to add length and definition to the delicious cherry compote, linzer torte and blackberry fruit flavors. A graphite edge marks the finish.
An award winner at many French wine competitions, the Dame Victoria is an impressive Rhône red raised not far from the fabled vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Warmly fruited and full of robust, rustic character, the nose offers minerality and blue fruit notes, which are echoed on the palate and joined with berries, berries and more berries. Elegant on the supple finish, this is just the red to pair with chicken, burgers, roasts and cheesy vegetarian dishes. 14% abv.