Bila-Haut or, properly, Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages, Chapoutier, Les Vignes de Bila-Haut 2013

Bila Haut

A superb sipper, a dismal dinner option. Soft to the point of angora, mellow, relaxed. Has a very pure quality, uncomplicated, raspberry gelato and peppercorn. But it is neither contemplative or hedonistic. It reminded us of Eugene Levy parodying Perry Como, so laid back as to be comatose. With all our taxes, however, it is a fine option at the price point.

Price: $17.99 at BCL.

Market Liquidity: For your crass friends who want to start the night with red wine, at least have them start the night with something gentle.

Perry Como: Staying Alive (barely)…

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