February 21, 2012

2009 Jean Francois Merieau Les Bois Jacou: $14 Well-Spent

The 2009 Jean Francois Merieau Le Bois Jacou is an old vine Gamay from the Touraine area of the Loire Valley. It's an old school, farmer wine that is full of personality. It's earthy, dirty in a good way, and loaded with edgy red fruit. It is a rather austere wine at first and needs some air to open up a bit.

The wine can be found at Tower on Piedmont for $14. If you like wine that tastes like it was made by real farmers, not mass-produced, industrial swill, this wine is for you. For the price, it's a pretty good value.


  1. And for another wine made by a real guy, come to The Little Wine shop in Avondale, Mar 17 1-3 pm and taste 2009 Bordeaux with Thomas Bonnefon, Chateau Le Noble winemaker.

  2. I will admit, I am a bit negligent of my neighbors at the Little Wine Shop in Avondale...thanks for the heads up on the Bdx tasting.

  3. Dude, be there, or ... well, you know the rest.

    I know I'll be there. Small family vineyards with a great product, something off the beaten track, are just the sort of thing I want to be able to offer to my clients.

    Hope to see you on Saturday.

    Jane del Monte
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