2011 Cave de Rasteau "Dame Victoria" Rasteau
Features a tangy red currant and loganberry core, with violet, pepper and singed apple wood notes lining the slightly grainy finish. Drink now. (Web-2013)
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. 14.5% abv.