My Go-To Red

Posted on: January 21st, 2007 by

I’m always looking for that go-to wine: something under ten bucks that’s good, versatile, and undoubtedly not from America.

Lately I have been really enjoying the 2005 La Chaussynette. It’s an unoaked Grenache w/ a touch of Syrah from Southern France. It’s fresh, 12% alcohol, great food wine, and a chugger. 9 bucks!

What is really impressing me is I left 1/3 of the bottle sitting out on the counter, uncorked, overnight and it is really lovely.

It’s made by Mas de Boislauzon, who also make a fantastic Chateauneuf. It’s nice when a producer puts as much care into their cheapo wines as their top dogs.

3 Responses

  1. Sadie Pug says:

    Top dogs demand top steak.

    Do you have any steak for me?

  2. Jameson says:

    This wine would be good with dry kibble or Gravy Train.

  3. Sakitume! says:

    Yeah, I think the Parallel 45 is less than boffo. Check out Chapoutier’s equivalent, Belleruche, which is great for $11. The 2003 was refreshing, not at all overbaked! I’ll be scoping for the Chaussynette.

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