2009 Lionel Osmin Pied de Perdrix
This $10 french red is made from Pied de Perdrix, which apparently translates as Partridge Foot. The back of the label calls it a distant relative of Malbec, and says the vintner, Lionel Osmin, “reidscovered” it and started to bottle it exclusively. Sounds made up.
Anyway, it’s $10, and tastes pretty good. Fruity and fresh but with some earthiness. I actually don’t love it, but I like it, and it beats the pants off of most reds at the price point. And it’s called Partridge Foot for God’s sake.