Wednesday, February 22, 2012
2010 Domaine les Ondines COTES DU RHONE "La Buissonnade" (Southern France)
Luminescent dark ruby/violet. Medium intensity nose of ripe, spicy, black raspberries, tart acidity (yes, you can smell the acidity), and high-toned stoniness. Dark spicy blackberry/black cherry fruit with loads of rocky minerals and a teensy bit of iodiney burnt herbs. Not terribly concentrated, and the finish thins out quicker than I'd like, but the flavors and balance make this a nice, refreshing weekday dinner accompaniment. B. Imported by Wine Traditions of Falls Church, VA, this wine was $9.99 at Arrowine in Arlington.
(Sorry, 2007 depicted).