This wine is criminally delicious. Perhaps it's because it's been a while since I've had a Loire Cab Franc...which really is my most endearing love affair as far as wine is concerned. Thierry Germain's family has roots in Bordeaux, but he's bet big on the Loire and is completely bio-dynamic. I love the importer for this wine too--Jean David Headrick--he reps some other great Loire estates like Domaine Noblaie, Frederic Mabileau, and Merieau. In short, great book and just another example of the "buy the importer" principle. Anyway, Sarah and I had Domaine des Roches Neuves L'Insolite Saumur (a Chenin Blanc) last year in St.-Malo with a huge plate of seafood and that's well worth checking out if you can find it. This particular wine is awesome, with a huge floral nose backed up by plenty of plummy fruit, and some nice acidity. Textbook Cab Franc--totally delicious, deceptively light bodied (meaning that it packs a lot more into the lighter frame than you think it should), and totally worth drinking. $20, and can be picked up at my favorite place to purchase wine in LA--K&L Wines.