Thinking about the wine we drink

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Good morning, friends, and please welcome us back to my first Wine Advisor e-letter since August 19. My apologies for missing two issues this month. As you might have guessed, Covid-19 finally came to visit our house, and the fatigue associated with even a “mild” case knocked me down for a few weeks.
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Boutinot “Les Six” Cairanne

Boutinot 2018 "Les Six" Cairanne

A dark-purple blend of six (hence the name) traditional Southern Rhône grapes led by Grenache Noir, Boutinot “Les Six” Cairanne offers ripe raspberry and black pepper aromas. Ripe red- and black-fruit flavors add mineral notes of clay on the palate. Mouth-filling and sharply acidic, its juicy fruit adds firm tannins and a touch of peach-pit bitterness and the warmth of 14.5% alcohol.

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Hermann Moser Niederösterreich Zweigelt

Hermann Moser Zweigelt

A man’s profile on the label of Hermann Moser 2018 Niederösterreich Zweigelt bears the English phrase, “the red cherry.” The attractive scent of this classic-style Zweigelt shows tart cherries and cranberries, leading to black fruit on the palate. Made without oak, it’s light bodied, bright, crisp and acidic. Tannic astringency and stony minerality linger in a long finish.

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Abadía de San Campio Albariño

Abadía de San Campio Albariño

Made from 100% Albariño grapes, Abadía de San Campio Albariño shows a clear bright straw color with a golden hue. Appealing apple scents at first open up with time in the glass to pineapple and stone fruit. Fresh and bright on the palate, its white-fruit flavors add distinct citrus notes, tartly acidic lemon and lime, mouth-filling and tart, with a prickly hint of carbonation in its long finish.

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Pascal Biotteau Anjou Blanc

Pascal Biotteau Anjou Blanc

Mary Taylor’s Pascal Biotteau Anjou Blanc is a delicious Loire white wine made with 100% Chenin Blanc. It’s a clear, light gold color with a flash of brassy green, and it breathes appealing scents of honey that lead into fresh, juicy apricot. It’s an interesting and complex wine, a pure, un-oaked introduction to Loire Chenin Blanc.

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