March 29, 2017
The most unusual wine bottle label
Wine label designers are going hog wild to outdo each other with creativity, all to have a better chance to to stand out on the shelves. I know a number of wine drinking folks for whom this seems to work - they bought wines because they liked the labels. Some like the classic styles, some the ultra-modern, whatever speaks to them.
And then there is this 2008 French red; it has no label at all on the front, just a Wine Spectator 92 points sticker.
If you are curious enough you will turn the bottle around and will find out, besides all the government required mumbo-jumbo, that it is a Les Pierres Plantées, Languedoc, bottled by Domaine Les Verrières (click on images to enlarge).
We had this wine paired with mushroom ravioli in Alfredo sauce, topped with extra mushrooms and accompanied by a deconstruced salad.
Winedabbler's rating of the meal: 4 1/2 stars out of five.
Winedabbler's rating of the wine: 3 1/2 stars.
Obviously Wine Spectator and Winedabbler have somewhat divergent opinions about this wine.