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Domaine de la Colline St-Jean Vacqueyras 2009, France Add to ...

  • Rating 92
  • Year 2009
  • Region Rhône
  • Varietal Red blend
  • Food Pairing Hearty red-meat dishes, especially stews
  • Price $22.95

Here’s a big-bodied red that comes by its size without benefit (or need) of oak-barrel aging. It’s bone-dry, with ripe fruit, but the starring role goes to an earthy essence that puts me in mind of a dirt road – in a good way. There are herbs and smoked rubber on that road, too, along with well-integrated tannins. Try it with hearty red-meat dishes, especially stews. Available in Ontario.

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