E. Guigal 2002 Côtes du Rhône Blanc ($9.99)
This wine is a pale straw color in the glass, but brighter glints of gold show against the light. Intriguing aromas, characteristic of white Rhône wines, blend white fruit - peaches and citrus, dates and figs and a hint of banana - with whiffs of almonds, wool and and an elusive touch of spice. The seductive aromas carry over to the palate, ripe fruit and minerality with good body and acidity; bone-dry, citric and snappy. It's best served cool, not cold, so its complexity is fully revealed.site/anglais/index.html US Importer: Ex Cellars Wine Agencies Inc., Solvang, Calif. (Jan 25, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: An absolute delight with poulet saute with wild mushrooms in a rich cream sauce, another recipe from Chef Joseph Carey's new cookbook, Creole Nouvelle, Contemporary Creole Cookery.

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