Met up with some old friends at Skadi Restaurant on a Sunday night in Mammoth Lakes, California. A brilliant little restaurant which we shall be dining at later this week.
Indulged in a few half bottles of E. Guigal Gigondas 2006
production: 120,000 bottles
aging: 2 years in oak
price range: $20The wine was drinking gorgeous for me. After 15 minutes really opening up with heaps of red fruit and a beautiful layering on the palate, perfect acidity and tannins present. The second bottle we opened was oxidized, and after 10 minutes undrinkable. The third was a charm again...
This gigondas is a nice value at around $20....I'm a big fan of E. Guigal lately, especially the 2007 Cotes Du Rhone at around $10 a bottle is tough to beat for an everyday table wine.