La Bastide Saint Dominique Eric Bonnet Reserve Ventoux 2017

The only odd thing about this wine is the different names it goes by, including the one above, and the same thing but without “Eric Bonnet” in its name, and the name on the label, among others. No matter what the label says or doesn’t say, however, the juice inside is tip-top. According to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate reviewer Joe Czerwinski, “The 2017 Ventoux Reserve Saint Dominique is a 100% Grenache, négociant bottling by this Châteauneuf-based producer, but it's seriously good juice. Raspberries, anise and black cherries provide ample complexity in this medium to full-bodied wine that's ripe, expansive and supple, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink it over the next 4-5 years [through 2023].” Joe rated it 91 points, which is a really solid score, especially for a wine that can be had for as little as $9. The 2017 may be hard to find. I got mine from Garagiste, one of the world’s very best on-line wine stores whose list you should really be on. The 2016 is just as good and, in one store, can be had for $7.99.

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