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2007 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune 

Bourgogne, France / $20 Retail

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The very small appellation of Chorey-les-Beaune lies between the prestigious neighbors Savigny-les-Beaune and Aloxe-Corton. This bottling is aged 12 to 15 months in 10 percent new French oak. The elegant wine exudes intense aromas of cherry, red berries and forest floor followed on the palate by red fruit with notes of dried strawberries, spice and earth. It's a good red wine for summer and goes well with cold cuts, roast fowl or game, grilled meats, pizza, Tex-Mex fare and soft cheeses. Buy it at: Hopper's Wines & Spirits and Hopper's Cartes des Vins. Drink it at: Cafe Degas, Le Foret, Stella!, Cochon, Martinique Bistro, Crescent City Steak House and Meauxbar Bistro. — Brenda Maitland


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