Sounds damned good, I will follow your lead.
I too was fortunate in the mid-week choices. I'm partial to white Loire wines and scored with a 2004 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine at $11 from LAWC. Crisp and clean with light herbaceous notes and pleasant fruit. Did not disappoint when accompanied with salmon cakes and a butter-leaf salad.
From: Jade Tyrell
To: Holt Ransont
Subject: Today's Selection, with Jade Tyrell
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:11:30 -0700
Stumbled with great good luck onto the 2004 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Reserve, from LAWC. Spicy but not overbearingly so, some typical Provencal garrigue characteristics, nice fruit and and a long, sweet finish. Quite a bottle for $8. Paired especially well with a roasted rack of lamb from Trader Joe's with mustard, garlic and thyme rub. I'm going to re-up with a handful of bottles tomorrow.
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