Vin de Pays

Excitement and innovation from the south of France

Les Calades Vin de Pays d’Oc Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Very overt berries, very light-bodied and a little bit of an astringent edge. 13.5% $7.99 at Bottle Barn

Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de L’Herault 2006

Lots of reduced sulfur smells of onion and garlic; there’s quite an astringent grip as well; frankly this wine is terrible. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Pinot Noir, 3% Syrah and 18 months of oak aging. Produced by the Guibert family in Aniane 13% $35.99 at Bottle Barn Mas de Daumas

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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