Sunday, June 1, 2008
Not quite Chef-boy-r-de, but...
When I first started working at aoc we had Borie la Vitarele, Les Terres Blanches by the glass, one of my favorite wines to recommend to customers and one of the cheapest! It was delicious, but I haven't seen it around in awhile. It's from Saint Chinian in the Languedoc in Southern France, a blend of syrah, grenache and mourvedre.
I was at Silverlake Wine last week and saw it on the under twenty table. This wine is perfect for a stay at home spaghetti night because it is loaded with spicy oregano, earthy tomato and meaty flavors - which sounds weird - but is actually really good and savory and grounding. Om.
And you can see the price point. $15. Yum!