Yet another cool and rainy day in Memphis, and me still recovering from a tenacious cold.
2000 Louis Bernard CdR Villages ($10.20 after case discount), 13.0% EtOH, poured into a generic 22 oz goblet-style glass. Paired with pepperoni-onion pizza last night ... finished bottle this afternoon.
I have noted minor bottle variation in this offering in the past (to myself), but bought three cases over the past two months anyway ... it is very affordable, easy drinking, and agreeable to most all tastes. Generally, a very good Q/P. It has been alternating with the 2000 Duboeuf (Morgon Jean Descombes and Moulin-a-Vent) as the closest thing(s) that I have to an 'everyday' wine at home.
Here's how this weekend's tasting struck me:
Rich ruby red color, a few long and mostly clear legs. Moderate but not fully-banaced aroma of red fruit and alcohol. The flavor is also moderate, bordering on sweet with low tannin. Good mouthfeel and mid-length finish.
I like this wine and have already stocked up on it, but I still don't see why this is a WS 91-pointer. Using the definitions that WS uses, I would have to call this about an 85-87. I could be concerned about my sensory imprecision due to my cold, but I have had it enough in the past and with consistent thoughts on it.
That was the first bottle of the night. By the third bottle
, I was less verbose:
mmmmmmm. Red. Good. Have another one!