Domaine la Réméjeanne 2000 Cotes du Rhone "Les Arbousiers" ($10.99)
Transparent straw color with a distinct golden hue that suggests oxygen at work. Interesting, complex aromas of citrus fruit, banana oil, hazelnuts and almonds invite a taste, and the flavors are consistent, full and rich: aromatic lemon-peel, subtle caramel and delicate nutlike qualities, more akin to hazelnuts than walnuts. Its oxidative character is appropriate to the style of this white Rhone and remains in proper, and tasty, balance with its fruit. US Importer: Vintner Select in Cincinnati, and other regional importers. (Nov 13, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: An outstanding match with a simple dinner of chicken-breast scalloppine sauteed with lemon and butter, and a side dish of pasta with butter and sage.

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