Va va vouvray

Part of the fantastic value Kermit Lynchbox mentioned countless times in previous posts, this is a fine Loire-valley chenin blanc. Not the best white I’ve ever had, but it is something most people don’t drink every day unless you live east of Tours. Well worth a shot if you see it or one of its…

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A Pair of Songbirds

Out of two successive Kermit LynchBoxes are a pair of really nice Bourgeuils from the same producer, Domaine de la Chanteleuserie. On the left is the Alouettes (red label) and the Beauvais in gold. Both offer up what I would consider to be straightforward, food-friendly wines. Nice with lighter red meat fare, good with roast…

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Domaine Maestracci

All right. If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you’ll know that I love the Kermit LynchBox #1. To others, this is maybe the November, 2009 Kermit Lynch fall Box. But it was the first time I’d bought from them. Overall, the case of 12 was 10:1:1 ( ten winners, one meh, one…

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Macon Macon

2007 Merlin “La Roche Vineuse” and a 2006 Perrusset Mâcon-Villages. Both of these wines are from the Macon growing region, more or less wedged between the white burgundiws of Cotes de Beaune and Beaujolais. I believe both are organically grown 100% chardonnay and fermented in stainless steel. Both are very nice—clean, crisp chardonnays. Neither is…

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I’ll take your Bandol and this

Personal Wine Buyer just wrote about a pair of rosés. The Domaine Tempier is my all-time favorite, but it’s not inexpensive for a rose. Although I’m still working through a backlog of wine and food reviews that nobody is apparently going to write for me, life goes one.  So, some of the older favorites are…

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