Wednesday, May 7, 2008

2005 Union des Vignerons de Saint-Pourcain Domaine de la Croix d'Or

Sheesh, with a name like that, you just know it is going to be good, right?

This wine was tasty. For $12 is was just as good as many $30 frenchy wines I have had. It is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay. It is a lighter bodied wine, with interesting mineral and earthy tastes. It would be good with poultry or fish.

A little secret: the French know how to make wines out of Pinot Noir. Americans, with the exception of a few places in Oregon, don't seem to quite get it yet.

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