Burgundy

Chateau des Jacques, Moulin-à-Vent, France, 2009

Graphite and vanilla aromas mix with the pure raspberry coulis, fig and ripe cherry fruit in this bright, lively red.  Some smoke and iron notes, with a lightly chewy finish.  $40

Louis Jadot, Nuits-Saint-Georges, France, 2006

Strong bodied wine with yummy chocolate, black cherry and spice. Tannins are thick. $72

Joseph Drouhin, Chorey les Beaunes, France, 2010

A very pleasant wine with bright, clear red color.  Aromas are surprising in their intensity and fruit and on the palate, a tender, graceful, round body.  The aftertaste is very flavorful, with a hint of blackberry jam. $42