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2016 Domaine de Trevallon. (French Alps)
Ive heard good things but never had one - what do you think of winetarelli?
It was interesting. It's a Syrah/Cabernet blend but I would say it doesn't show any one varietal character. Could have also been a Mourvedre by fruit profile. Jammy purple fruit, but not overripe in flavor profile. (13% ABV, I believe.). Some Loire-like Miracle Grow minerality along with a hint of Rhone funk. The palate was better than the nose or finish. (The nose was reticent and a bit monolithic in its purple fruit and hint of asphalt; the finish was a bit monolithic and shorter than ideal.) I can definitely see drinking this with hearty red meat dishes -- seems appropriate it hails from the Alps. @$60, I don't know that I would buy this again, though. It isn't in the same league as, for example, Charvin CDP, or Faury Cote-Rotie, imo.
Thanks! Some of these non-traditional wines offer some great value for what they are, but like you, I'd be buying Faury & Charvin, or Granges des Peres, Ch. Simone and Tempier, at that point.