A glorious Sunny Sunday here and I have a nice French Red open to let my Sunday afternoon slide into evening. A pot of Bolognese sauce is bubbling on the stovetop and should pair well with some toothsome Linguini and a vegetable Ratatouille. This French Red is from the Chateau Moulin De Sales and consists of 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A classic Bordeaux, this a tannin monster. High acidity and very little extracted fruit make this one a classic, very dissimilar in comparison with a California red. Similar to the Ale I reviewed last week in comparison to a West Coast IPA. The styles are so different and each has it's fans. I have to say that I am not a fan of the French style, but this one is at least drinkable.
Chateau Moulin De Sales is in the Pomerol region of Bordeaux (# 14 on the map below) on the "Left Bank", a region famous for Chateau Petrus. This one is obviously not as famous and I found it down at my local Trader Joes for around 12 smackers.