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!