Grapelive Wine of the Week
By Kerry Winslow
2007 Jean Foillard Fleurie Cru Beaujolais, France.
Everything about this beautiful and sublime wine says perfection, except maybe the price, but it really is worth it in the end, and I know I’ll be spending some dough on a few more bottles I’m sure. Domaine Jean Foillard are artists with Gamay and this wine, while not even an 09, is stunning and elegant with crushed violets, strawberry, currants, tangy cherry and wild berry, while there is silky texture and touches of pecan shells and walnut oil in the background. This wine starts with a whiff of hay and blackberries and unfolds like a great Burgundy with balance and grace. The color is rich and unfiltered cloudy with purple edges and strawberry jam middle that dances in the light, very pretty. Without question this is an amazing wine that reveals layers of seductive complexities and is the best Fleurie I’ve ever had!
($50 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
Available at www.sfwtc.com ($47.95)