It’s a quiet night around my home tonight, so I decided to get me a burrito from Tortilla House…
And pair it with a wine I picked up this weekend while holiday shopping…
This wine cost me $11 at a local wine shop. The Guilhem is a blend of 40% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 15% Carignan from the Languadoc Roussillon (a French region that is bringing more and more value these days).
Color: Ruby red to purple, verging on black.
Nose: Big nose of plum, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and earthy mushrooms with a touch of sweet oak.
Taste: Wow! There is a juicy blast of dark and red fruits that transitions into mouth drying sour red fruits. Cranberry is the dominant fruit. There is a great earthy funk to this wine. It’s got a long finish of clove and tobacco spice to go with a long finish of bright acidity and dark Earth.
Score: Wow! This wine amazing! Wow! This wine was $11, but it drinks like a $30 wine. At 93 points, this is the steal of the century. I love this wine.
I guess it ain’t that quiet around these parts after all. This Guilhem is bringing the noise!