Friday, June 22, 2012

La Vieille Ferme Ventoux, 2007

This widely available, inexpensive Ventoux is still among my favorite 2007s from the Southern Rhone. It has the ripe fruit of 2007 but also a nice acidic edge that most 2007s lack. That's my view, although many will disagree.

Although I once thought of La Vieille Ferme as a "drink within a year" wine, this wine is still showing well at age five. Very berry--wild raspberries and wild strawberries, ripe and pure. Also garrigue but only a hint of black pepper until the second night.. Medium to full bodied and gushing with ripe fruit. Smooth as silk. This wine will go with anything you bring to the table--from pizza to coq au vin.

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