The Brunier family has been turning out one of the Rhône's top Châteauneufs for some time now, and the beautiful '99 La Crau is another winner. Full-bodied, rich and ripe, with plum and blackberry notes and some real tannic grip. Mineral edge adds comp —Per-Henrik Mansson
From one of the region's venerable negociants comes this outstanding Côte-Rôtie. The '98 Brune et Blonde caresses the palate. Elegant, with mineral, red and black fruit and supple tannins. Seductive balance on the fresh finish, where the firm tannins ma —Per-Henrik Mansson
This late-release '99 white Burgundy is worth the wait. From arguably the top producer in Chablis comes this impressive wine, offering flesh and complexity. Full-bodied, with wet earth, truffle and freshly picked chanterelle mushroom character, along with —Per-Henrik Mansson
This is the only rosé produced by this family-run house located in Épernay, a blend of 50 percent Pinot Noir and 50 percent Pinot Meunier. Sophisticated, in a dry-style, elegant, displaying complex flavors of citrus, dough, honey and flowers, with a lig —Bruce Sanderson
Clape is one of Cornas' top producers, with this wine coming from his oldest vines. Refined and firmly structured, but there is plenty of ripe, sweet fruit in this lovely, dark, full-bodied Syrah. Digs into the soil, displaying mineral, wet earth and smok —Per-Henrik Mansson
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