2010 Domaine Faverot "Cuvée du Général" Côtes du Luberon (Previously $19)
Domaine Faverot was converted in the 1920s from a silk worm farm to a wine growing domaine. Today, it thrives under the guidance of François and Sally Faverot de Kerbrech. The domaine is situated in the foothills of the Luberon mountain range in France's southern Rhône Valley. The 20 acres of classic Rhône varietals are surrounded by pine forests and wild provençal garrigue. Domaine Faverot's cuvée "Le General" Côtes du Luberon is the domaine's flagship wine. It is composed of the Rhône Valleys' noble varietals Grenache and Syrah and spends approximately 12 months in large oak casks before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Round, deep and rich, "Le General" evokes the scents of Provence, with nuances of griotte cherries, black licorice and roasted herbs. This hearty red begs to be paired with heartier fare like braised meats, mushroom based dishes, or the region's most famous dish gigot d'agneau (roasted leg of lamb). 14.5% abv.