LE Mistral Monterey County 2007 Red Wine, $19.99-$38.99, 90 points, has a garnet to Burgundy color with some sediment.
The aroma is near muted with hints of spice, earth, and a hint of alcohol (14.5%).
The dominant feature of this wine is the texture, which is smooth and velvety, with mild acidity, mellow to unnoticeable tannin, and a round mouth-feel.
"THE Mistral" or Masterful, of Southern Rhône Valley of France has as primary varietals Syrah and Grenache.
This is not a sweet wine, yet may appeal to those who like sweet red wines simply because it is so easy to drink.
The flavor is nearly as muted as the aroma, but licorice and damson plum are enough to carry into the fair finish of spice.
I paired this with a tenderloin and wasn't disappointed, but I'd say this wine may just be on its descent.
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