Lavau Côte du Rhône Villages Rouge 2014, France 

My Rating 85 Points.   

Price $8. 

Nice ruby in color with medium intensity and a pinkish rim.

Fruity nose of plums, cherries, raspberries, licorice, oak, blueberries, vanilla, vegetables, bitter herbs, wet leaves, spices, bell pepper, dirt, milk chocolates, smoke and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Earthy on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, green pepper, oak, licorice, green vegetables, herbs, earth, chocolates, leather, tobacco, spices and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice surprise from Costco. Very affordable and easy drinking. Needs an hour to open up properly and show some fruits and structure.

Not a big red, but rather an easy drinking, earthy French red wine.
Well balanced with mild complexity.

A good food wine. I paired it with hard cheeses, fresh berries and crackers.

A blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

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