Monday, December 20, 2010

Domaine les Serres du Colombier, Crozes-Hermitage, 2007

This red wine from Antoine Ogier comes from the Crozes-Hermitage appellation in the northern Rhone valley. This is 100% Syrah made in a modern style with abundant fresh fruit and some “earthy” flavors that says "Côtes du Rhône". The color is a deep ruby with a scarlet rim. There is a lovely bouquet of ripe red berries, cassis and toasted marshmallow. It delivers a broad mouthful of fresh fruit with dark cherry, red raspberry and kumquat. This is a zesty wine with supple tannins, nice minerality and black pepper essence that balances the fruit driven style. It has plenty of complexity and structure, and is also very versatile with food.