B.R. Cohn Russian River Valley Chardonnay

B.R.Cohn

The fresh-fruit aromas of this clear, straw-color B.R. Cohn Chardonnay start with nectarines and pears, a hint of tangerine, and a subtle back note of oak. Bright and freshly acidic on the palate, medium-bodied green-apple flavors joining the chorus with a touch of citrus. It’s dry and appropriately acidic, with a snappy, food-friendly finish.

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Reverdy ‘Les Coûtes’ Sancerre

Reverdy Sancerre

This fine Sancerre from Reverdy’s well located old-vines property commands a respectable price, but I think it’s worth it. Its appealing aroma begins with a breath of musky melon and crisp, tart apples, soon joined by limey citrus. Juicy lime on the palate signals a brisk, acidic flavor, with distinct notes of stony minerality in the background.

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Memorable Moulin-a-Vent

A sign at Domaine Diochon, pictured on the winery's page at importer Kermit Lynch's website.

If the name “Beaujolais” makes you think of a soft, fruity, quaffable but hardly memorable bottle of affordable red wine, get ready for an attitude adjustment. After all, there’s Beaujolais, and then there’s the Beaujolais that’s so special that it doesn’t even have the name Beaujolais on the label.

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Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent

Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent

This medium-dark reddish-purple Cru Beaujolais from Domaine Diochon is clear despite being unfined and unfiltered, the sign of good and careful wine making. Dark berry and tart black cherry flavors carry over on the palate of this well-balanced, appealing wine with brisk acidity and firm but palatable tannins.

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