Alain Jaume & Fils 2005 Domaine Grand Veneur "Les Champauvins" Côtes du Rhône Villages ($19.99)
Inky dark, almost black, glints of garnet. Raspberries and plums, hints of spice. Ripe, full and "chewy," tart and softly tannic, it's fine now with airing and an appropriate red-meat food match, but will surely benefit from a few years' cellar time. With its standard blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre and the favored location of this stony vineyard, it could easily pass for Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
US Importer: Kysela Pere & Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (Jun 17, 2007)
FOOD MATCH: Perfect with lamb char-grilled in the style of Greek souvlaki; it would make a fine companion with any grilled meat.
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