Monday, March 17, 2008

None other than Chinon.


This is Peter's pick. He loves this Charles Joguet, Chinon, Les Varennes du Grand Clos, 2005 from the Loire Valley in France. It's 100% Cabernet Franc, a grape that can be weedy and vegetal when done wrong, but when done right it's pretty magical. There's nothing else quite like it! Peter says, "It's young and powerful... stylistically it's concentrated with black fruit, acid and tannin, all in balance." So pick up a bottle for $29.99 at the Wine House. AND I need to know - do you think that's a lot of money to spend on a bottle of wine? Give me your feedback!

4 comments:

Haydn said...

Not at all!! Didn't you hear that $30 is the new $10?? I don't know much (ok....I know nothing) about Chinon's, but I will look for it during my next visit to the Wine House! Can't wait!!!

Amy said...

I know some of my friends are really in that $15 to $20 range - which I totally get - it's hard to spend $30 on a wine every night of the week... but I just can't seem to help myself!

Rebecca Hedrick said...

The New York Times today is telling me why I should try the 2005 Chinons. I think they've been reading your blog!

Amy said...

Clearly! I've been ROBBED! My authority is matched only by Robert Parker. The NY Times is SOOO last week.