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Vibrant red wines tasted in 2015

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. This page skips the tasting notes of the wines that are not imported into the USA. The complete page of French wine values can be found here.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2015 (between April and December). The tasting notes are listed by increasing prices, with the following format:

Appellation - producer - plot or brand - variety
Vintage - approximate price - general impression - on nose - on palate - after swallowing
 

red Côtes du rhône - SCA les Vignerons d'Estézargues - Cuvée des copains

2014 - USD 11 -

Vin-de-pays-du-Jardin-de-la-France wine labelred Vin de pays du Jardin de la France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Cabernet franc

2013 - USD 12 - served a bit cool - green pepper - green pepper

red Pays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2014 - USD 13 - serve a bit cool - blackcurrant - blackcurrant, lean but not stiff, firm

red Vin de France - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Chapeau melon - (merlot de cuve)

2014 - USD 15 - plum - explosive, plum, pencil lead, packed, drying the mouth, balanced

cheverny wine labelred Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - Le litre

2014 - USD 16 - red fruit - red fruit, light, firm

red Vin de France - Hélène et Christophe Comte - Domaine des Vigneaux - Du bout des doigts - Pinot noir

2014 - USD 17 - cherry - velvety, cherry, full but firm

red Vin de France - Hélène et Christophe Comte - Domaine des Vigneaux - Tandem - (grenache à 80%, syrah)

2013 - USD 18 -

vin-de-France wine labelred Vin de France - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Idée reçue - (cabernet sauvignon, fin de fermentation en barrique)

2012 - USD 19 - dense, blackcurrant, roast beef on opening and then nougat, a hint of residual sugar, dries the mouth,balanced

 

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