Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press – France
Saint Cosme is associated with the Barruol family since 1570, 14 generations,the estate dates back to Roman times, as evidenced by the artifacts that appear when the ancient vineyards are plowed.
” According to Robert Parker: ‘The non-vintage Vin de Table Little James Basket Press is created from a solera system based on 50% from 2008, and the rest from older vintages. It is always 100% Grenache and is finished with a screw cap. This beauty offers lots of spicy, peppery, black cherry, and even blacker fruits along with medium body, a tasty, satisfying style, and a remarkably low price. It is best drunk in its first 1-2 years of life.’ (10/09) A new batch of Saint Cosme’s non vintage red Rhone value, and once more, it is one of those wines you will reach for again and again at your dinner table. Spicy and rich, with layers of kirsch, cassis and blackberry fruit and a commanding note of minerals and herbs, it screams grenache. Try it with lamb cooked on the grill and served with a side dish of ratatouille! 13.5% abv”