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.
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.
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.
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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