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.
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.