Wine Review – 2008 Gerard Boulay Sancerre Chavignol Rose, Loire Valley, France

Winery: Gerard BoulayChavignolFront

Bottling: 2008 Sancerre Chavignol Rose (Pinot Noir)

Importer: Polaner Selections

Region: France

Sub-Region: Loire Valley, Sancerre, Chavignol

Estimated Retail Price: $20

Purchase Details: Purchased at the K&L Wine Merchant in SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco for $19.99 plus tax.

Tasting Notes: In the glass, a light pink grapefruit hue.  On the nose, fresh strawberries and raspberries.  Upon first sip, lively grapefruit, strawberries, raspberries and even a little watermelon.  Light in body, but substantial in impact of flavor, acid and mineral.  Finishes dry and snappy.  This is a great food pairing rose.

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Wine Review – Villa Grande NV Pinot Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

Winery: Villa GrandaVillaGrandeFront

Bottling: NV Pinot Prosecco (75% Pinot Bianco, 15% Prosecco, 10% Pinot Nero)

Region: Italy

Sub-Region: Veneto

Estimated Retail Price: $12

Purchase Details: Purchased for $11.99 plus tax at K&L Wine Merchants in the South of Market neighborhood.

Tasting Notes: In the glass, a watermelon bubble gum pinkish tint.  On the nose, aromas of white roses, fresh peaches and a little yeast.  In the mouth, the aromas of peaches, white roses and yeast are echoed as flavors.  Nice and  tangy, with a hint of nuts and almond on the finish.

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