It was suggested to me recently that 2010 was a more classic vintage in the Loire than 2009, which was overly ripe...and if this wine in comparison to the 2010 Saumur-Champigny I had last week is any indication, that's right. This wine is good, but definitely lacks the same balance and poise that the 2010 Domaine Roche Neuves had. Just a bit flabby and blowsy in comparison. One good thing: this is cheaper--$13 instead of $20.
Lemon. Mineral. Acid. Delicious and perfect for around $9.
Rustic, with lots of dried cherries and acidity. Not bad for around $10, and certainly Italian.
Delicious with precise raspberry flavors and hints of spice. Definitely worth $13--delicious. From K&L.