Winery - Chateau L'Hospitalet
Location - Narbonne, France
Wine - Gerard Bertrand 2009 Saint Chinian
Grape Varieties - Syrah, Mourvedre
Appellation - Saint Chinian, Languedoc-Rousillon
Alcohol - 14.0% v/v
Price - $12 USD
Nose/Aroma - Red fruit notes and olives, slightly medicinal.
Palate/Flavors - Blackberry and strawberry meld with ground black pepper and a somewhat herbal note. Medium bodied and slight astringency that allows a nice finish with hints of bitter chocolate.
Food Pairing - Lamb stew
Comments - I purchased this wine from Costco, who has become one of America's biggest wine retailers over the past several years. The wine wasn't stunning, but it had its merits. Definitely a serviceable wine for its price tag.