Louis Jadot 2003 Beaujolais-Villages ($9.69)
A dark garnet color, blackish at the core, offers the first signal that this is no ordinary Beaujolais. Delicious ripe strawberries fill the nose and palate with a summery celebration of the Gamay grape, with a distinct red-clay minerality in the background to add a welcome note of complexity. Nicely structured with a good balance of fruit and acidity, this is an exceptional Beaujolais at a very good value. US Importer: Kobrand Corp., NYC. (Sep 5, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: Beaujolais is one of my go-to wines with ham, and this one was fine with an uncured ham steak from Niman Ranch.

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