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Buying ready to drink 1er cru Burgundy is not easy. For a couple of years I did the Old and Rare wine buying here at K&L and found it easy to find California Cabernet and even Bordeaux from collectors. But Burgundy… Forget it. They had to die, get a divorce or have doctors orders to part with the king of all Pinot Noir! This bottle of 2007 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Nuits St-Georges 1er cru Les Boudots ($99) comes direct from the property from our friends at Atherton, and like most of the 2007’s, drinks fabulously right now. This wine showed excellent sweet beet fruit, savory depth, and incredible finesse and length. The tannins are completely resolved, and went perfectly with duck crepinettes from the fatted calf in San Francisco. This is the kind of Burgundy that gets people hooked- you have been warned!!!! –Gary Westby

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May042011

Wine of the Week: 2010 Ojai Vineyard California Rosé

Now that the weather's turned warm, at least in Southern California, what to drink during the lazy days of summer has been on everyone's mind. Crispy whites? Refreshing, fruit-foward reds with a little bit of chill on them? Really, nothing captures the joy of a warm evening,like  sitting and listening to the cicadas and sipping on a lean, minerally rosé. 

The 2010 Ojai Vineyard California Rosé ($14.99) was the surprise hit of last week's staff tasting in Hollywood because the wine is really good and it's priced at a level that can compete with our go-to rosés from the South of France. The wine is such a pale salmon color it seems irridescent, changing from rose to clear and back again in the glass. Based on Syrah, small amounts of  Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier were added to heighten aromatics, and the nose is a beautiful, with a  floral perfume balanced by scents of citrus, minerals and watermelon rind. Steve Greer says, "the finish was my favorite part, with a spicy orange peel accent." This isn't your over-the-top California pink wine, nor is it something we expected from Ojai. It's an entirely new style for the winery and a smashing success. It's lower in alcohol than most California rosés, with the vibrant acidity that will keep it at our tables until inventory runs out. Stock up!

Leah Greenstein

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Reader Comments (3)

I tasted this wonderful wine and i think is very good on for its kind.
Dan,
http://howtomakegrapewine.com/grape-wine-home-recommendations/
Do you know where this wine be available in LA? Do they have it at Trader Joes?
July 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Jared
It's available at K&L Wine Merchants, of course! Our L.A. store is on Vine, just across from the ArcLight.

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