This is my first WTN post, so I'm a little nervous (and more often then not an italian wine drinker!) but here goes!
Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2004
frosted gold in color, big barnyard nose with hints of cinnamon and apple, light and jaunty on the tongue with initial impressions of citrus zest giving way to cream and crisp pear, then a dry, long finish...as the wine got air and room temperature more tropical essences crept in, most notably coconut. excellent depth for a 13 dollar french white. Recommended!
Chateau Cap De Faugeres Cotes-de-Castiliion Bordeaux 2001
medium ruby to brick in color, tar, berry and licorice nose with perceptible though not intrusive alcohol. Subtle tannins initially, with plum and lighter berries in the palate, later cranberries, with a lingering finish of black pepper and herbs. Obviously still plenty young, but drinking rather well now. I would love to have this wine in a few years, however!
What a beautiful night to indulge in some french wine. I tasted these while sitting outside, eating dinner and doing an interview with a guitar magazine. Thanks goodness they (the wines) turned out to be so enjoyable, I hate interviews! These wines were superb with tomatillo and madarin salsa and crispy black bean tacos, though I suspect the Bordeaux would go well with spicy lamb or pork chops.