92 points from Jeb Dunnuck and less than $10? Yep, the 2017 Penya Rouge from France’s warm and sunny Roussillon region is as good as it gets for $9.99/bottle. Medium-bodied, silky, and packed with flavor, this Grenache-based blend is perfect for spring cookouts or casual sipping. When you taste it, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Stop by the store and get some today!
2017 Penya Rouge — On Sale Through April 20th
92 points Jeb Dunnuck
I’ll start with Jeb Dunnuck’s review — it’s completely accurate and consistent with my notes. “Importer Dan Kravitz commented that the blend of the 2017 Côtes Catalanes was his favorite to date, and he’s been doing this cuvée since 1991. Made from 45% Grenache 33% Carignan 11% Syrah and 11% Mourvèdre, it has a beautifully pure bouquet of cassis, ground pepper, violets, and spice. Juicy, medium to full-bodied, rounded, and textured on the palate, it’s going to be another terrific vintage for this wine, as well as a smoking value.”
Hailing from Cases de Pene, a tiny village in the Roussillon region of France just 30 miles from the Spanish border, this is destined to become a Catalonian classic. A blend of 45% Grenache, 33% Carignan, 11% Syrah, and 11% Mourvedre from 40+ year-old, low-yielding vines, the wine is fermented in stainless steel. Offering up tons of soul and pleasure at a ridiculously low price, this is the red to serve with burgers, pizza, ribs, or just about anything!
I’m keeping my write-up short and sweet on this one………..for a change! Trust me, if you love Southern French reds, you’re going to love this one. We’ve got 20 cases to sell at the reduced price, so I doubt this will make it to the end of the sales period. Stop by the store and pick some up, or call us at 828.505.8588 and we can run your card over the phone. Cheers to happy drinking and eating in Asheville this spring.
Owner/Operator at Table Wine