2016 Domaine Lafage Narassa

 
This is a delightfully easy-drinking wine from Lafage, a Rousillon, France vintner who has become known for delivering phenomenally high-quality wines for low – ridiculously low in some cases – prices. Here’s what critic Joe Czerwinski (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) wrote: “The 2016 Narassa, a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, carries five grams per liter of residual sugar, right at the threshold of normal detectability. As a result, some tasters may find this sweet, while others may see it as a dry wine. I'd opt for pairing it with cheeses at the end of a meal, where its decadently ripe flavors of cherries and chocolate will shine, accented by hints of violets and dried spices.” He gave the wine a 91-point rating and I’ll concur, especially when it can be had for $15.

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