Monday, January 14, 2013

Pontificis 2011(Rhone $6.99 TJ's)
Rhone blend- 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre

Color: Deep Purple/Merlot
Smell: Oak, cranberry, cinnamon, grass, and resin
Taste: Cranberry, dark cherry, pomegranate, cinnamon, and old oak, very low acidity, medium alcohol, and semi-dry

Food Pairings:  WIld Game- Pheasant, Duck, and Guinea Hen 
                            Blue Brie
Dark Chocolate

Summary: Pontificis is a formidable Rhone blend for this price point. On the nose there is a heavy oakyness, cranberry, cinnamon, grass, and resin.The dark and heavy fruits hit you first, then followed by cinnamon, resin, and finishing with old oak. 

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