2016 Cí´tes du Rhí´ne â€¢ Selected by Kermit Lynch
Dark cherry, wild blackberry, black pepper, and rosemary let you know right away you’re in the Rhí´ne. Versatile doesn’t even begin to describe this red, which will complement virtually anything you put on the table. In fact, it will even make the leftovers that have been sitting in the back of your fridge for slightly too long taste good. Gulping will become second nature, so don’t hesitate to stock up on this reliably tasty, exceptionally affordable Cí´tes du Rhí´ne. Blend: 62% Grenache, 26 % Syrah, 5% Carignan, 4% Cinsault, 3% Mourvèdre
The Savary family consistently produces Chablis so classic you could look up the flavor profile on Wikipedia. Their 2015 truly tastes how Chablis should taste: an unmistakable product of soil and grape inimitable anywhere else in the world. You’ll appreciate the Savary for its typicité as well as the righteous price point. Blend: 100% Chardonnay
2017 Bordeaux Blanc â€¢ Château Ducasse
Winemaker Hervé Dubourdieu nailed the recipe for this Bordeaux blend, made mainly from his finest Sémillon, with a splash of Muscadelle and a bolt of high-voltage Sauvignon Blanc. The result is a ripe, zingy cocktail of passion fruit and pink grapefruit with just a pinch of salinity. A perfect palate opener for a perfect price. Blend: 60% Sémillon, 5% Muscadelle, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
The first word that comes to mind when sipping this unique Pinot Gris rosé is delicacy: the color is a lovely pale pink, and the aromas will remind you of a blooming orchard. On the palate, the wine is silky yet showing a certain body.
2017 Corbières Rosé “Gris de Gris” â€¢ Domaine de Fontsainte
Two whole months. That’s how long we’ve been sold out of the Fontsainte Gris de Gris rosé—nearly an eternity for some of our clients. The 2016 Gris de Gris is delicate and lively, featuring light strawberry fruit and just a touch of Languedoc garrigue—refreshment restored, once again. Blend: 50% Grenache Gris, 40% Grenache Noir & Carignan, 10% Cinsault & Mourvèdre