C'est La Vie Pinot Noir Syrah 2011, Vin De Pays

Red Blend Red Blend
Burgundy, France

$12.95 (166934)

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85 pts
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Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An intriguing blend that showcases pinot noir despite a significant dose of syrah. Bright cherry flavours, a pleasant...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a light, quite juicy and fresh young red that manages to hang on to some of its light pinot-ness despite some...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Pinot noir dominates the nose but the palate shows the weight and flavour of syrah. Expect aromas of black and red...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Not typical pinot noir nose despite the presence of 60 percent of the grape in the assembly, not very fruity in fact...

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Community Reviews (3)

Michael Speers
Michael Speers

Really enjoyed this blend when I first tasted it a few months ago, and I've come back for more on a few occasions. It's the type of wine that seems to appeal to a lot tastes — fans of Pinot and those who like a little bit more spice. A smoky aroma and a nice bit of cherry on the tongue. A bit more tannin from the Syrah may have cranked it up to a better level. Still quite nice around the table.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2011 C'est La Vie Pinot Noir Syrah 2011 has likable aromas of smoke, Earth, raspberry and blackberry. It is an extra-dry (despite off-dry taste), medium bodied, fruity wine; it is on the acidic side, with refined tannins and medium finish. It is food friendly; drink now and for the next 2-3 years. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL, 87 pts – correctly priced. Tasted April/13 at WineAlign Cru tasting.

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Sue Sterling
Sue Sterling

Med. density garnet colour. Low to med. intensity nose of black tea, pie cherries, raspberry, and earth.

Dry, med. body, med. tannin. Cherry, tea, dusty raspberry, earth, and cocoa powder. Med. plus length.

Pair with roasted eggplant caponata or lamb tagine.

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