Grapelive: Wine of the Day August 12, 2015

Oscarnv Domaine Rimbert, Cousin Oscar, on se l’ arrache, Vin de France Rouge, Languedoc, France.
The fresh young vine Cinsault from Domaine Rimbert’s Saint-Chinian estate Cousin Oscar is a charming, playful and easy drinking Vin de France red that comes in at only 11.5% and tastes bright, fresh and spicy. Jean-Marie Rimbert has some fun with this one and we all benefit, this is all 2014 vintage 100% Cinsault, it shows classic Roussillon character and should be enjoyed over the next year or so. The latest Cousin Oscar “On se l’ arrache” named after a family member with a fancy reputation for enjoying many a women’s company, wink, wink, starts with a mix of raspberry, blueberry, cherry and dried currant fruits along with cracked peppercorns, chalk dust, flinty/mineral notes, roasted herbs, lavender, warm stones and red spices. Light to medium bodied and with a balanced mix of savory and fruit flavors this Cinsault impresses for interesting and pleasing drinking and the finish is crispy tart with some strawberry and anise lingering, this stuff is nice summer and BBQ vino!
($15 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive