2005 Paul Filliatreau Saumur
$12. Imp: Dressner. 13% abv. Synth cork.
This is really nice cab franc. Juicy fruit, minerals, medium body, mild acidity, and soft tannins make this a good summer match for a light summer meal. Once again, Dressner comes through with a tasty qpr winner.
2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Cuvée Granit Vin de Pays du Jardin de la France Marches de Bretagne
$11 Imp: Dressner. 12% abv
One of my favorite Loire reds is a bit heftier in '05 than it was in '04. It’s still got that wonderful green leafy/herbal flavor mixed with zippy red fruit and a mineral core that I really enjoy. This wine is just so alive and refreshing.