I was cruising through a local wine store last week and picked up a bottle that caught my eye. Domaine de la Janasse “Terre d’Argile” 2010 is a red blend from southern Rhone that has garnered a lot of attention. Full-bodied and bold, it is the antithesis of restrained wines but well-worth uncorking!
Pouring a dark, inky purple in the glass, this Rhone has aromas of dark berries, licorice, and exotic spices. The palate is full-bodied, powerful, and multi-dimensional with tastes of cherries, black raspberries, black currants, earth, spices, and charcoal. I recommend that you let this wine age…it is fresh and has plenty of acidity to give it a long life in the bottle. ($20)
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with roasted lamb, game meats, or root vegetables.