This week’s WWW is a great Rhone style blend from Ventana Vineyards . It’s their 2008 Le Mistral. Having recently had some of this at a great blending seminar Koala was rummaging around in the wine fridge and randomly selected a bottle and by chance it was a lucky pull. This is a very easy drinking wine that is quite at home as a standalone drinker or to pair with food. The 2008 Le Mistral is dark and savory with black fruit, dried herbs and hint of white pepper. With a deep red color and intense character, it is spicy with complex layers of dark currant, licorice, red berry and has a long lingering finish.
The 2008 blend is; 62% Syrah, 28% Grenache, 5% Alicante Bouschet, 5% Petitie Sirah. This is a good wine with a good price point and we give it a 7+ and *** . With a great 20% discount for club members we could not resist.
Happy with his drinking selection Koala consumed this delightful wine over two nights and was just as happy the second night. Sometimes that is not the case!
Happy Tasting Adventures,
Kiwi & Koala