Evidence Par Caroline 2010 | No Surprise – It’s Great
Evidence Par Caroline 2010 presents densely ruby, fading to a firmly garnet rim. Effusive and highly complex, packed with black cherry, black currant, smoke, leather, cracked peppercorn, tobacco, and vanillin. Amazingly, this is both fleshy and forward. While remaining taut and focused, with black cherry, smoked meat, and exotic spice flavors on the palate. A wine that will appeal equally to fans of bold powerful reds and enthusiasts of restrained, savory wines. Drink now to 2028.
At $30, Evidence Par Caroline 2010 is a shocking value—but don’t be fooled, there’s no shock value here. This innovative red blend delivers a taste of history. Originating from the days when Bordeaux cemented its reputation. Achieving this by furtively blending ripe, cherry-scented grapes from the Rhône into their herbaceous reds. While inspired by Bordeaux’s secretive past and her family’s estates across France. Hence winemaker Caroline Frey began reinventing the style, opting to bottle lush, full-bodied, liquid history.
An innovative blend of Rhone and Bordeaux
This style of wine—a blend of structured Cabernet and Merlot from Bordeaux and savory, smokey Rhône Syrah—literally cemented the reputation of Bordeaux in the 1800s. But it was made in secret, in the darkness of the cellar, and away from prying eyes. So, before the advent of French wine laws, it was common practice to blend wine from the village of Tain l’Ermitage into one’s Bordeaux before shipping it. One taste of Evidence Par Caroline 2010, and you will know why.
Winemaker Caroline Frey
Caroline Frey grew up amongst the vines at her family’s vineyards in Champagne. After graduating as valedictorian from Bordeaux’s famed Institute of Oenology, Frey jumped straight to running her family’s newest estate: classified growth Chateau La Lagune in the Haut Medoc. Meanwhile, she was also running the family’s Rhône estate, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné.
So, Parker’s Wine Advocate called her Bordeaux an “essential drinking experience. While the critics were captivated by her brilliance Frey wasn’t satisfied. That same year, Frey experimented, marrying Cabernet and Merlot from La Lagune with Syrah from Paul Jaboulet Aîné. Specifically from 60-80-year-old vines planted in the biodynamically farmed Domaine de Thalabert in Crozes-Hermitage. The result stunned even Frey.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Winemaker Caroline Frey produces the most innovative blend of Bordeaux and Rhone styles. Truly sensational.|
|Why now?||Exclusive | Get it while you can|
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|What is it?||Bordeax Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah | ABV 13.5%|
|When to drink?||Now-2028+|
|Pair with:||Pairs w/Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Red Wine Lovers|
|Occasion||Creative Dinners | Innovative Get-togethers|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 60 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||5+ Includes Free Shipping | Really a Case Buy|