Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Blurry pinot.

As you are reading this I am in Burgundy, working hard, tasting hard, freezing my ass off, but, as they say, someone has to do it.

The closest thing to Burgundy from the Loire is Domaine Vacheron, Sancerre Rouge, 2006.

I just love this wine. Light crisp cherry flavors, but also deeply textured with a lingering red cherry finish. Muy delicious. Not too tannic or astringent like so many Loire reds can be, especially in cool vintages.

We bought this in Chicago and drank for Christmas dinner. Keep an eye out for it around town, it's hard to find retail. It's on the list at aoc right now for around $70.

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