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Staff Picks – French Wine

Scott’s Pick: Domaine Michel Magnien Bourgogne Rouge 2011 – $22.99
This 100% Pinot Noir sports a brilliant garnet hue with persistent bing cherry and pomegranate aromas and flavors. A fine and delicate style of Burgundy – Try it with grilled salmon or tuna!

Scott’s Pick: Chateau Poujeaux Moulis-en-Medoc 2010 – $61.99
Assertive cassis and black cherry with gravelly earthiness and a little oak toast. Awaits a pepper-crusted filet from the grill!

Lindsay’s Pick: Chateau Durfort-Vivens Margaux 2006 – $99.99
You can’t go wrong with this Grand Cru 2nd class Bordeaux. Aged to perfection with strong black currant fruit and cedar aromas. Nose offers pencil shavings, graphite, and slight outdoorsy earthiness. Soft with a perfectly dry finish. Perfect wine for a hearty holiday meal to share with loved ones. Incredible!

Scott’s Pick: Lavantureux Petit Chablis 2012 – $21.99
This Petit Chablis is a terrific Chardonnay that shimmers with delicate peach and apple blossom. Refreshing acidity provides a perfect finish. Another classic from Kermit Lynch Imports!

Scott’s Pick: Domaine Perraud Macon-Villages 2013 – $19.99
This is the second vintage in a row that we’ve fallen in love with this pure and crisp Chardonnay. Loads of green apple and pear fruit notes followed by racy acidity. This is what Chardonnay tastes like when not covered up by oak!

Scott’s Pick: Johann Michel Cornas 2010 – $49.99
Deeply layered front palate with powerful blackberry fruit, baking spices, and warmly earthy mineral aromas. Rich and dense on the palate, showing roasted herb and some smoky meat notes. Firm acid for food, but after some air the tannins are supple and graceful.

Lindsay’s Pick: Gerard Bertrand Minervois Syrah/Carignan 2011 – $16.99
Hailing from the Western Languedoc region in southern France, this wine has a deep anise aroma and begins with tart blackberry flavor on the front palate. Finishes with a tinny tang. Pair with sausage and peppers!