If you are a wine lover who fancies earthy, Rhone blends (that would be me!), you may want to read on! I just uncorked a bottle of Kermit Lynch 2011 Cotes du Rhone Cypress Cuvee and am very impressed with what I am sipping for a mere $13. I can’t find the exact blend on the 2011 vintage, but the 2010 was a combination of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre. The wine is unfiltered and definitely packs some bold flavors!
Pouring a dark reddish, purple in the glass, Cypress Cuvee opens with earthy aromas that feature an abundance of ripe, dark fruit. The palate is meaty with flavors of dark berries, black cherries, forest floor, and spice. Full-bodied with structured tannins, this wine will definitely improve with a couple of years!
My Wine Rating – A-
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with steaks, lamb or game meats…a great wine for BBQs!