Loire valley wine review Minimalistic, fresh and pretty; this Loire Valley red is a true gem. Fresh and bright red fruit are tied to accents of dried leaves and a forest breeziness. Mineral notes come forward in the mid-palate with elements of iron and granite and...We’ve mentioned this sparkler before, but it seems especially relevant this time of year, when too many people spend too much money on name-brand bubblies that deliver a fraction of what their price-tag implies. This one, though, is just right: Fresh,...From one of our favorite producers comes this stunning Chenin Blanc. And it’s from a great vintage. And it’s reasonable priced at $23.99. And it’s almost crazily delicious.