Plume Bleue – Great Bargain Wine for Grilling

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Plume Bleue Grenache SyrahPlume Bleue Vin de Pays d’Oc is a 50/50 Grenache Syrah blend made by a very good winemaker. This big fruity wine has lots of plum, cherry and dark berry flavors with just enough chewy tannins to balance it out. It has a mildly smoky flavor.

This stuff just begs for some grilled lamb or pork. Chilled, it could be served with a nice summer salad. Best of all? You should be able to find it for under $10. Look for the 2005 if you can find it.

  • http://www.miamihawktalk.com Chuck

    Random request for a review–

    I was in Target the other day buying moving supplies, and I happened to stop by a bin they had labeled “12 wines for less than $12″ or something like that. Figuring that I’d need some wine after trucking back and forth to the storage unit all day, I bought a couple–thanks to the marketing wizards, mainly because I thought the labels were nifty (and hey, the price wasn’t bad). I haven’t cracked the white yet, but I’ve enjoyed a Chilean Cabernet Franc/Carmenère blend (84/16) called “(oops)”, apparently after the fact that Chilean Carmenère plantings were long assumed to be Merlot until the 1990s. I figure if it’s at Target in the $12 bin, it should be easy enough for all your readership to find! ;)

    http://www.oopswines.com/web/wine_06_cabernet_f

  • http://www.miamihawktalk.com Chuck

    Random request for a review–

    I was in Target the other day buying moving supplies, and I happened to stop by a bin they had labeled “12 wines for less than $12″ or something like that. Figuring that I’d need some wine after trucking back and forth to the storage unit all day, I bought a couple–thanks to the marketing wizards, mainly because I thought the labels were nifty (and hey, the price wasn’t bad). I haven’t cracked the white yet, but I’ve enjoyed a Chilean Cabernet Franc/Carmenère blend (84/16) called “(oops)”, apparently after the fact that Chilean Carmenère plantings were long assumed to be Merlot until the 1990s. I figure if it’s at Target in the <$12 bin, it should be easy enough for all your readership to find! ;)

    http://www.oopswines.com/web/wine_06_cabernet_franc.html

  • http://www.anotherwineblog.com Joe Power

    Thanks for the review, Chuck. I will have to give that a try. After filling up my gas tank and buying a bag of dog food set me back $70, I need too find all of the bargains that I can.

  • http://www.anotherwineblog.com Joe Power

    Thanks for the review, Chuck. I will have to give that a try. After filling up my gas tank and buying a bag of dog food set me back $70, I need too find all of the bargains that I can.

  • jerrywiens

    We and our guests opened the “screw top” Plume Bleue (05)wine and really liked it. Can't remember where we bought it or would go back for more.

  • http://www.thedartgroup.com Jerry Wiens

    We and our guests opened the “screw top” Plume Bleue (05) wine and really liked it. Can't remember where we bought it or would go back for more.