KaTrina Wentzel

KaTrina Wentzel is a co-owner (with her husband, Paul) of The Wine Thief & Ale Jail in St. Paul. Along with her love of wine and travel, she bides her time teaching English at Mounds Park Academy and raising her fabulous children, who have been known to swirl and smell their milk.

Posts about International wines

Tuesday Tasting: Chateau de Lascaux Rouge 2008

Posted by: KaTrina Wentzel Updated: July 12, 2011 - 9:54 AM

 

The caves of Lascaux root us to a primal, early ancestor in a time where having a piece of chalk was a really, really big deal. Chateau de Lascaux, though not as ancient, is also tied to a time long ago and it shows in this Syrah/Grenache blend from the Languedoc region of France. Earthy and deeply flavored, you’ll also get robust flavors of meat, smoke, dark plum and mineral, with peppery and spicy notes. Around $16.

 

 

 

 


Tastes like:

 

 
 
 
 

 plum, smoke, meat, black pepper, spice

 


Drink with:

 Steak Tartare 

 

My focus is good wine on a budget for everyday people. So every Tuesday I’ll post a wine-of-the-moment with simple tasting notes and a recipe pairing. The notes won’t be overly detailed or profound, but they’re not meant to be. Instead, they’re meant to be fun with a bit of insight into some bottles worth exploring. Enjoy!

      

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