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Patrick Lesec Pierres Dorées Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010, France

Rating
92.00
Year
2010
Region
Rhône
Varietal
Red blend
Food Pairing
Stews, roast game and other rich red-meat dishes
Price
$49.95

Lots of weight and ripeness here. A blend of mostly grenache with syrah and mourvèdre, it's dense and juicy, offering intense cherry jam and peppery spice, with a nuance of roasted meat on the finish. Drinkable now, it should cellar well for a decade. Suitable for rich red-meat dishes, especially stews and roast game.

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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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