Domaine Valdernier 2005 Coteaux d'Aix en Provence ($9.99)
Very dark garnet with a clear edge. Fresh raspberry aromas, with a distinct edge of fresh herbs that makes me think of herbes de Provence. Raspberries and something a little more tart - cranberry, maybe - in a fresh and inviting flavor. Good, crisp red fruit lingers in a cleansing acidic finish. US Importer: Wine Adventures Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa. (Jan 31, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with a standard red-meat match, local grass-fed rib eyes pan-seared medium-rare.



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