Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay “Gravieres” Premier Cru, Red Burgundy.
This stunningly seamless and pretty Santenay is one of the best finds on the vintage from the Cote de Beaune and truly marks the arrival of this Domaine, which is yet another Kermit Lynch treasure. With rose infused cherry fruit and subtle red earth and game this 2009 Jean;Marc Vincent Santenay “Gravieres is a class act throughout, this is the real deal for true Burgundy freaks, like me, and the price is more than fair for what you get in return. This Burgundy shows silky depths and lingers like a beautiful woman’s kiss stays with you, this is a Pinot to remember. Red fruits flow across the palate, raspberry, plum and bright cherry before mineral, truffle, soft wood and lavender emerge while tea spices and apple skin hint at the fine tannins and balanced acidity. Tasted three time, with nothing but Burgundy magic showing on each sip of this pure and joyful Santenay.
($50 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive
Available at www.sfwtc.com ($47.95)