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Gigondas Maintains Its Tempo

Gigondas, like the rest of the southern Rhône Valley, experienced lows and highs, in that order, in 2017. The low points came at the beginning of the year, when warm weather set off early flowering, and in May, when shatter severely affected Grenache, resulting in significant crop loss across the region. Fortunately, the remainder of the season was picture perfect, if warm, while the quality of the crop was very high.

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L'Expression is a welcome addition to the dining scene in Beaune. A seasonal menu and fabulous wine list make a lunch or dinner at L'Expression a must.

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NV Anthill Farms Pinot Noir North Coast ($25.00) 89

NV Anthill Farms Pinot Noir North Coast, 89 points

The NV Pinot Noir (North Coast), a blend of 2017 and 2018 vintages from Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast, is a total knock-out and a great value to boot. Floral, cinnamon and crushed red berry notes grace a mid-weight, gracious Pinot Noir that screams with character. (AG)


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