Hearty Reds, Racy Whites

James Molesworth
Issue: February 28, 2010

Reds from the Southern Rhône Valley are hot these days, but with the excitement over the ripe, fleshy 2007s, the fresh, racy 2006s are being shunted to the background. Translation-you can find some real steals; Châteauneuf-du-Pape from excellent producers such as Domaine Charvin, Domaine La Vielle Julienne and Clos du Mont-Olivet are typically released at $65 or more. But senior editor James Molesworth has seen them being unloaded for $40 or less. And the traditionally run, family domaine of Lucien Barrot & Fils is always a solid buy.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands February 2, 2010.

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