France / White-other
Chartogne-Taillet Champagne Cuvée St.-Anne NV
-- Unusually pronounced red-grape fragrances this time; the wine is usually marked by sauteed apples and butter, but this time it’s all braised beef, shiitakes and honey-mushroom; the palate starts to conform to type, silky and tangy and more apple now; . . .
Chateau Ducasse White Bordeaux 2008
-- This wine has verve and nerve for miles. Very dry and citrusy, the Chateau Ducasse offers a clean minerality with a dash of herb and shows a fantastic balance and finesse. If you are eating seafood, try this on for size. You won't be disappointed.Cheese . . .
Chateau Saint Martin de la Garrigue
-- "Clear straw color. Simple white fruit, citrus and a hint of almond; a "vinous" character suggests higher alcohol than the label's 13% would provide. Fresh, medium-bodied, seems richer and more complex on the palate than the nose with melon and delicate . . .
Colombelle 2006 Cotes de Gascogne
-- A blend of French Colombard with another native variety, Ugni Blanc, Colombelle has a lovely lemon-lime bouquet and apple peach and melon flavors. Its zesty aromas send a wake-up call to the senses! Being fairly low in alcohol, Colombelle is ideal as . . .
Domaine de Vaufuget Vouvray 2007
-- Clean and easy, candied lime and green apple notes with a faint touch of sweetness on the finish. Drink now.Cheese Pairings: Lively Goat Chevres, Lively Run FetaFood Pairings: Basil Fettucine with Sundried Tomatoes and Prosciutto, Spicy Sesame . . .
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2007
-- "The beautiful 2007 Cotes du Rhone Blanc, a blend of 50% Viognier and the rest Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette, and Bourboulenc, is the finest he has yet produced. Amazing aromatics, fresh citrus fruits, and a hint of minerality are presented in a medium-bodied, . . .