Monday, January 3, 2011
A Good Blend
By Dathan | Jan 3, 2011
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Jen and I had a good wine this past Thursday at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. It was our own bottle we brought in, since our friends Kim and Chrissy had free corking cards to use up. First off let me start off by saying ... don't bring in your own bottle unless you are able to acquire one of these cards. We all thought the corking fee was $10 a bottle, but they actually charge $20 a bottle. Yikes!!!
The wine we had was a 2009 Domaine les Grands Bois Cotes du Rhome 'Cuvee Les Trois Soeurs.' It was a blended red wine ... two-thirds Grenache with one-third Syrah and Carignan. It left a nice taste on the pallet, a spicy character found in reds from the Rhone.
I received this wine as payment for shooting a wedding this past October. The list price of this wine varies online from $13.99 to $16.99. So it's very reasonable to pick this up or order it from your local wine store. The guy who gave me this wine works for a wine store here in Raleigh, so hopefully it wouldn't be difficult to get another bottle if we want to.
Jen and I would buy this wine again and pour it for ourselves, or when having guests over for the evening.