AG Pick Under $10: 2007 Chateau de Nages Reserve Red

Celebrate Bastille Day with a French wine!

I’ll be celebrating le 14 juillet by drinking the 2007 Château de Nages Costières de Nîmes Réserve Red, a red Rhône wine that’s a steal at $9.99.

Chateau de Nages Reserve RedLush and full bodied, this wine is surprisingly complex for such a low price tag.

The Réserve Red is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.  Deep dark purple in the glass, the wine has concentrated aromas of blackberries, mocha and dried herbs.  The taste is rich and layered, with flavors of blackberries, black cherries, cedar, chocolate and earth that culminate in a lingering spicy finish.  Ripe tannins give the wine a velvety mouthfeel.

Serve the Château de Nages Réserve Red with grilled meats or roasted chicken.

If you’re having seafood at your Bastille Day celebration, try the 2007 Château de Nages Réserve White.  It’s a bright and aromatic blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne that also costs $9.99.

If you can’t get to France to celebrate Bastille Day, drinking French wine is the next best thing.

A votre santé!