The following French reds offer two distinct styles from the fine 2007 vintage. The Rhônes are all based on Grenache and Syrah, with the two Domaine Ste.-Anne bottlings blending in Mourvédre as well. (Cinsault also plays a supporting role in the Cuvée Notre Dame des Cellettes.) The Chinons are 100 percent Cabernet Franc, showing characteristic red fruit, tobacco, olive and mineral notes.
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