I’m always looking for that go-to wine: something under ten bucks that’s good, versatile, and undoubtedly not from America.
Lately I have been really enjoying the 2005 La Chaussynette. It’s an unoaked Grenache w/ a touch of Syrah from Southern France. It’s fresh, 12% alcohol, great food wine, and a chugger. 9 bucks!
What is really impressing me is I left 1/3 of the bottle sitting out on the counter, uncorked, overnight and it is really lovely.
It’s made by Mas de Boislauzon, who also make a fantastic Chateauneuf. It’s nice when a producer puts as much care into their cheapo wines as their top dogs.
Top dogs demand top steak.
Do you have any steak for me?
This wine would be good with dry kibble or Gravy Train.
Yeah, I think the Parallel 45 is less than boffo. Check out Chapoutier’s equivalent, Belleruche, which is great for $11. The 2003 was refreshing, not at all overbaked! I’ll be scoping for the Chaussynette.