Here's the truth. I've been holding back on wine recommendations for one reason, I've been saving them for a paid newsletter subscription. The wines recs have been piling, I'm behind on the newsletter nitty-gritty, and as time is ticking, I decided to not make you suffer for my inefficiency. So, here's some notes from a recent P-W tasting, having realized I should just spit them out. So here goes. Spit.
*St. Nicolas de Bourgueil La Mine 2009-- velvet, texture, nice acid and enjoyable.
* Bourgueil Les Grand Clos 2009--Savory, some bretty-like carnation, would be a bordeaux lovers dream. I am not, and I don't dream, but I like this!
Domaine Du Vissoux
* Beaujolais VV. Cuvée Traditionelle 2010--For under $20, lovely deal of yum and crushed savory raspberry.
*Fleurie Les Garants 2010--A little 2009 like, plodding, headed to the New World, but I bet will settle down with age.
*Moulin A Vent Les Trois Roches 2010 --On the other hand, THIS has acid. Vibrancy. Fresh + tannin.
Jean Louis Tribouley (I always forget about this biodynamic producer from the Catalanes for absolutely no good reason)
* The Les Bacs 2010, grenache + cariganan for maybe under $25? Well, I wrote, kind of delicious. Tart. Silk. Acid. Earthy under current with tannin and silt. Long, ripe finish.
L'Oustal Blanc--*Tasted this Minervois on the way out, didn't take a note, but I remember thinking real nice, even though the importers note, which invoked Henri Jayer made me want to skip it. I mean, why is someone in Minervois using Burgundy as their inspiration? It all seems to Hollywood, yet, it was, yes, rich and big but still fresh and possibly around $20. Now, I think the Minervois can have such elegance. Why don't we see more of them?