November 2013 - France - All Wine

This month's Wine feature is French - All Wines
France - All Wine Reviews
204218
Domaine Saint Nabor
2012 Côtes du Rhône Traditional Red
Garnet violet color. Aromas of raspberry tart and cocoa with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and creamy meringue, spiced apple, and nut finish with chewy tannins. Delightfully flavorful and nicely structured.
91 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204334
Maison Schröder & Schÿler
2011 Private Réserve Saint-Emilion
Aromas and flavors of plum tart, chocolate nuts, peppery spice and cedar with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, ripe blackberry and cream accented finish. Well poised, subtle, and elegant.
91 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204272
Nicolas Potel
2012 Mâcon-Villages
Pale golden yellow color Mild aromas of apple and sweet creamy meringue are enticing with a crisp fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, long pineapple, herb, and mineral accented finish. Delicious and refreshing.
90 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204217
Domaine Saint Nabor
2012 Gris de Nabor Rosé Vin de Pays du Gard IGP
Pretty brassy pink color. Aromas of perfumed wild berries and cream with a silky, fruity medium body and a crisp, sweet citrus and melon sorbet accented finish. A crowd pleasing sipper with nice ripe fruit.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204333
Maison Schröder & Schÿler
2011 Private Réserve Médoc
Deep garnet color. Lush aromas of chocolate and cassis pie with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, blackberry, melon, cedar and citrus accented finish.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204267
Nicolas Potel
2012 Pinot Noir
Limpid ruby color. Aromas of lingonberries on toast with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a refreshing cranberry juice and sour cherry pit finish with dusty tannins.
88 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204268
Nicolas Potel
2012 Pouilly Fuissé AOC
Golden silver color. Big smoky aromas of roasted nuts, grilled pineapple and a hint of matchstick with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy green apple, chalk, and melon finish.
88 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204219
Domaine Saint Nabor
2012 Chardonnay
Golden silver color. Aromas of baked apples and pineapples and nuts with a silky, dryish medium body and a creamy, citrus, melon and mineral accented finish. A rock VDP solid chardonnay that is an effortless sipper.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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