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2008 Domaine de Cambis, Caudomato, Saint-Chinian

This domaine was founded in 2002 with the acquistion of 12 hectares of vineyards.  The estate is located in the small village of Berlou where the backdrop is dominated by Mont Caroux.  The vineyards of Berlou are located on high hills with soils of schiste.

Vineyards, Image from Domaine de Cambis

This wine is imported by Oslo Enterprise LLC of nearby Takoma Park and available at MacArthur’s.  I forget the exact price but it is around $15 and well worth it.  Phil normally teases me that I do not like the 2008 vintage in Southern France.  I like this one!  I can only imagine what is in store for 2009 and 2010.

2008 Domaine de Cambis, Caudomato, Saint-Chinian
This wine is a blend of 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache, and 20% Syrah.  This wine is a light+ color of garnet with a ruby core.  There are soft flavors of dark fruits mixed with dusty, stone notes.  The fruit is complemented by herbs.  It is a mouthfilling drinking with low notes of dark fruit in the mouth followed by good, fresh, supporting acidity in the finish and aftertaste.  Very tasty.  *** Now-2015.