Wine of the Day November 1, 2013

2012LabetMetis2012 Julien Labet, Metis, Poulsard-Pinot-Trousseau, Jura Red, France.
This pale and delicate red from the Jura is an intriguing blend of Poulsard, Pinot Noir and Trousseau, made by Julien Labet in an all natural fashion. I’ve been following Labet’s artisan wines over the last few years and really enjoy them, not all are as polished or successful as this wine, in fact this might be his best red to date under his wines by Julien label. The 2012 Metis starts with dried flowers and wild herbs on the nose along with hints of tea and pepper before leading to a light palate of cherry, strawberry, currant and plum fruits with savory elements, blueberry skin, hints of red apple, minty anise and saline seashore notes. Everyone of Labet’s wines are like an original painting and almost as rare, these unique wines are never the same and do tend to vary a bit bottle to bottle, but they are worth checking out and especially if you are a total wine geek. Julien Labet is imported by Charles Neal Selections, a great small book of handcrafted wines and spirits.
($30 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive