Truthfully, I steer away from French wines just because
of the attitude that the French are the 'end-all/be-all' in
wine. This is not to say that they're not great at
winemaking, nor that there are a ton of French wines that I
love drinking, but I am more inclined to search out
something different from another part of the world.
However, as the weather is changing, I find myself
picking up more red wines than in the summer months. And in
that, I chose to pick up a French wine made from Carignane,
Grenache and Syrah. This wine show mild levels of tannin,
and has a nice understated taste filled with dark plums and
maybe just a little bit of raspberry.
It's perfect for someone that likes dry wines, and not
bad for someone that can stand just a little bit of dry.