2013 Fondrèche Ventoux Rouge $16.99

Every year we do a large buy in of wines from Robert Kacher Selections and this has been one of my favorites for a few years. The clay and limestone Fondrèche vine-yards at the foot of Mount Ventoux are ideal for red wine grapes. This blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre offers succulent flavors of raspberry and black cherry intermingling with hints of earth and soft, supple tannins. This would pair nicely with grilled lamb chops or soft, ripe cheese.