This has good minerality and a great acid backbone, offering a wide range of food pairings. Highly Recommended (91).
Palate Press Wine of the Week – 2006 Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Nouvelère
The nose smells like blackberries crushed over the crisp, smoky end of a good prime rib, with a bit of soy sauce in the background. Smokiness comes out on the palate, under juicy blackberries and crisp beef fat. Black pepper and soy show on the mid-palate. This has good minerality and a great acid backbone, offering a wide range of food pairings. Tannins are firm and grippy. Drink with short ribs. Highly Recommended (91). DH
WHO: Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet
WHERE: France, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage
HOW MUCH: $70