The Loire Valley in France produces some delicious red wines from cabernet franc grapes. Here’s a terrific example from Couly-Dutheil, along with two wines from Australia, a tasty French rosé and a rich Spanish white.
Couly-Dutheil Les Gravieres d’Amador Abbé de Turpenay Chinon 2017
Loire Valley, France, $20
Wow — tobacco smoke, white pepper and old leather accent the dark cherry flavors. There’s energy here and a lot going on to carry though a meal. Alcohol by volume: 12.5 percent.
Imported and distributed by Elite: Available in the District at Eye Street Cellars, Paul’s of Chevy Chase, Rodman’s, Whole Foods Market (Foggy Bottom, H Street, P Street, Tenleytown). Available in Maryland at Mills Fine Wine and Spirits in Annapolis, Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore, Wine Bin in Ellicott City. Available in Virginia at the Bottle Stop in Occoquan, Market Street Wineshop in Charlottesville, Whole Foods Market (Arlington, Richmond, Tysons). [ . . . ]
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