100% Syrah from France.
Available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy Pasternak Wine Imports for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"In the warm, sun-drenched villages along the French Mediterranean Coast, "Jaja" is slang for the region's delicious, full-flavored, everyday wines.What's not to like about this wine? Its name means everyday wine and we like to drink wine everyday! It's a match made in heaven. Well that may be a little strong, but it is a pretty good wine much like the other Jaja de Jau wine we reviewed, the Sauvignon Blanc.
Our family estates are located in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains where we produce four different "Jaja". Our Syrah is big, ripe, fruity and full-bodied.
We hope you enjoy this wine as we do: well-chilled with lots of good food and good company.
The 2010 Le Jaja de Jau Syrah Rouge begins with a nice aroma of ripe dark fruit and peppery spice. The wine tastes simple and straightforward with lots of bright berries and a bit of underlying earthiness. Some pleasant spice comes into play on the finish. The label suggests to serve this one chilled which I couldn't bring myself to do, but it tasted just fine at room temperature. It didn't hold up quite as well on day 2 but overall this is just a really nice everyday wine at a really easy price. C'est dans la poche - it's a sure thing.
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5
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