Cahors 2008 Les Cotes d’Olt Cuvee Tradition

There are days you are in the mood for a particular meal and on one particular night wheat pizza with all the fixin’s were the spotlight of the evening. Usually I seem to enjoy a good Zinfandel with a pizza, unless of course, I opt for a beer instead which is what I normally do. But this night I decided to go with this French wine.

With a blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot, I hemmed and hawed whether or not to open this as I have found in the past that only Zinfandels work for me with pizza. Well, this Malbec/Merlot blend was brimming with black and red fruit aromas of black cherry, red cherry, black raspberry, and hints of spice.

Jammy raspberry, black cherry, and ripe wild black raspberry flavors were found on the palate with hints of spice, tobacco, and mocha on the finish. Very reasonably priced at $8.99. A very decent wine to keep in the wine cellar when the mood strikes you for pizza.