September 28, 2011

Hermitage Blanc

I tend to spend a lot of time drinking wines from Burgundy. It's not a secret if you ever check in on this blog, I've found over the last couple of years that Burgundy is where it's at for me with wine. While I love Burgundy, I do so at the detriment of totally ignoring other wine regions.
The other night, some friends came over for some wine drinking and football watching. One of my buddies brought along the 2001 Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Blanc Chevalier Sterimberg, a white wine from the Rhone valley. Hermitage Blanc is a varietal produced only in the Rhone Valley from Marsanne and Roussane. This wine was a bit of a revelation. It was rich and dry and really had a nice mature palate presence. A very good wine that reminded me to get outside my normal routine in search of great wines.

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