Domaine Collotte 2010 Fixin Cote de Nuits, Burgundy

  Domaine Collotte is a family estate dating back a few hundred years, with vineyards in Marsannay and the nearby town of Fixin. The current winemaker, Philippe Collotte, is making some of the finest wines in the AOC, and priced reasonably, to boot. Beautiful and...

Philippe Collotte 2009 Marsannay les Champsalomon

A remarkably aristocratic Burgundy, remarkable especially considering the price point (Burgundy is the bizarro world of wine, in which spending under $30 usually gets you an average everyday bottle). The wine boasts deep floral notes and even deeper fruit aromas. The...

Pierre Amadieu 2009 “Romaine Machotte” Gigondas

Gigondas is one of the most complex wine regions in France, terroir-wise. Some in the valley are remarkably similar to the princely Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Some have the imposing structure of the Hermitage. A few have the delicate filigree of Burgundy. Coming from a...

Kumeu River Estate 2006 Chardonnay, New Zealand

The aromas and flavors of chalk, lemongrass, and honeysuckle scream out White Burgundy. Chablis, even. Pretty notes of exotic fruit rounds out the profile. A lovely wine that shows character and style with just the right amount of charming...