Bernard Baudry 2005 Chinon Les Grézeaux ($23.99)
Very dark reddish-purple with a garnet edge. Red fruit and a distinct, earthy red-clay minerality on the nose and palate, well structured with fresh-fruit acidity and soft tannins. Good, typical Loire Cabernet Franc, not in a style that will please those who prefer fruit-forward to mineral-style wines, but I love it. US Importer: LDM Wines Inc., NYC; Louis/Dressner Selections. (Nov 7, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Right on with a spicy Asian match, Sichuan-style crispy beef with shredded celery and carrot and hot chile peppers. For a more customary match, try it with thick grilled pork chops.



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