Tuesday, December 26, 2006

TN:2004 Domaine Mestre Santenay 1er Cru

This is my find of the holiday season. It is $18.99

I can't find this in New York, Just a local joint in my parents neighborhood in Connecticut.

This has an interesting pale amber brown color, The nose reveals dusty cherries, and earth. The palate shows a super lively Pinot style with a tremendous earthiness I am really loving. Subtle red fruits that are not dominating, just stealthly there. A great acid level which tells me this is probably screaming for a great meal, I am just not listening .

All in all a Super QPR. I have a few more in the cellar. I actually broke my moritorium to get these, but hey, at 19 bucks each who wouldn't?

This drinks as great or better than many $40 Gevreys I have had. It also beats any village level wine I have had up to the $25. range.