Charles Joguet 2000 "Cuvée Terroir" Chinon ($14.99)
Very dark garnet, almost black. Bright, still-youthful Cabernet Franc aromas blend leafy herbaceous scents with bright cherry-berry fruit and a hint of floral white pepper. Fresh and tart, juicy sour-red-cherry fruit follows the nose. Stony Loire minerality is present, but at this point in its evolution it's somewhat veiled by the tart, vibrant fruit. US Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, Calif. (Nov 4, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Perfect with duck confit over white beans and turnips.



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