Little James Basket Press

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Summer makes me remiss in posting, often getting in the way of routine. A good thing, generally. This is a no-vintage red blend from the Rhone Valley producer St. Cosme. I am fully intrigued by the small batch of forward thinking french producers who still yet remain true to terroir. This is just such a wine, with clever marketing, a good price, and quality to back it up.

Light fruit and spices punctuate this pleasant table wine. Very food friendly, especially with poultry or heavy fish like arctic char (what I consumed it with). Overall very much worth the money.

Very Good+
$23 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars


  1. J. Song
    July 3, 2008

    Hmmm… I had this wine before and I wasn’t the biggest fan. It’s a blend of young and old-vine grenache, right? Then again, I’m not the biggest fan of grenache-based wines. =/

    Joon S.

  2. Shea
    July 3, 2008

    Yes it is. Very Grenache-y wine. I think these sorts of wines are best consumed with food. They are also a very particular kind of flavour. I think it’s usually a like/dislike divide with cheaper grenache based wines from the Rhone (or Spain).

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    July 8, 2008


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