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Domaine de la Colline St-Jean Vacqueyras 2009, France

Rating
92.00
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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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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