Refined Reds and Aromatic Whites

From the Feb 28, 2013, issue

At Wine Spectator we believe that few grapes offer greater refinement and elegance than Pinot Noir. Also, the best Cabernet Francs from the Loire come close, as do top-notch cru Beaujolais. And Chenin Blanc, found in France's Loire Valley, is one of the world's most versatile grapes. We also have a group of mostly Rhône-style wines that delivers power and flavor, ideal for winter nights. And along for the ride are these whites that share expressive aromas and flavors of fruit and spice, with floral and herb notes added for accent.

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