I'm an avowed nut for Languedoc's older sister Chateauneuf du Pape, who lives just north of her, so this was an easy assignment. I experimented with the 2009 Les Vignes de Bila-Haut from vaunted Rhone producer M. Chapoutier.
This is a gorgeous bottle of wine, made from Grenache, Syrah, and old vine Carignan. Simply put...I love this stuff and found it really inky, warm, and full of Cherry Coke, chocolate, and holiday spices.
I enjoyed a glass with flavorful maple pork tenderloin, mashed yams, and broccolini.
I think this Languedoc gem would be a great choice for the Thanksgiving table, a perfect companion for juicy turkey in cranberry thyme gravy.