I would be remiss to not mention this wine. Interestingly, this wine is divergent from what I expect a Chinon to be--it is much more concentrated and bold than I expected--and yet at the same time, it's an archetypal example. Much more concentrated than the Cuvee Terroir (which is a blend of different vineyards), but still distinctively Chinon. If you hadn't figured it out yet, this is a single vineyard--Le Clos du Chene Vert. $30, and imported by Kermit Lynch (which really means that there was very little chance I wouldn't be into this wine). Initially, fairly funky, with tight, grippy tannins. After a couple of hours, this was all about tart pomegranate, mint, an epic finish tinged with stone and green pepper, and funk of a changing personality (think James Brown to Parliament to the Chili Peppers and then back again--quite the journey). Impeccable balance.Truly a magnificent wine. This is why I drink wine. It's been far too long since I had a bottle like this. I wish I had a couple more bottles. FWIW, The Cabfrancophile really liked this wine too, and found it similarly epic. One last thought: this is the Chinon that I would open for someone that says that they don't like Chinon because it's definitely way bigger than most Chinon. It reminded a lot of some of the Cab Francs that I've had from Washington. Regardless, I don't think you can understand Chinon as an appellation without trying this wine. If you can track this down on a wine list or in a store, it's well worth purchasing.