Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2007 Clos Marie “L’Olivette” Pic Saint Loup, Coteaux du Languedoc, French Red.
Tasted recently, this wonderful blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache tastes fresh and lively with rich and intense flavors and spice. Clos Marie has long been making wines at upper echelon levels at terrific prices, in fact this wine compares well against wines three times its price, and especial this 2007, which tastes like a fine Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The nose s minerally and perfumed with wild flowers and crushed stones leading to a full palate of blackberry, boysenberry, cassis, plum and cherry fruits with pepper, fennel and lavender all adding to the glorious mix. This is a rich and smooth expression of the region and terroir with a long savory and sweet finish.
($25 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
Available at www.sfwtc.com ($14.95 Sale)