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If you read the headline, gentle reader, you’re probably asking how the bottle I’m saluting can be a white and a rose’?

The truth is that on the palate it had lots of characteristics of both. I picked this up several weeks ago and opened it Friday night when a friend was visiting. We poured it as a pre-dinner sip and finished it off later that evening.

Denis Jamain Reuilly Pinot Gris was simply sensational. It’s from France’s Loire valley and is a beautiful and very light colored salmon color.  The wine had a bit of orange, peach and very fresh citrus characteristics. At 12.5 percent alcohol, it was easy to drink.

There was certainly some mineral on the palate as well but not the higher acidity you might expect from a Pinot Gris. The wine is imported by Kermit Lynch. I find KL and Eric Solomon almost full-proof pics 90 percent of the time. The KL name is prominent on this 2010 Reuilly.

I bought this wine at Vine & Table in Carmel for $18.99. I found it online $2-$3 lower.

Denis Jamain 2010 Reuilly, $18.99, Very Highly Recommended

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