The Most Humble Rock Star You’ve Never Met

Through a cloud of beige dust kicked up from the gravel road, I see the outline of an industrial building that could not be more out of place here on the floor of the bucolic Green Valley. It’s mid-afternoon, and the curtilage around the no-frills structure is so devoid of activity that the site looks almost abandoned. A knock on the side door goes unanswered. Continue reading

Domaine J.A. Ferret Pouilly Fuisse 2007

Sparkling brass-tinged yellow in color, with a greenish hue at the rim. Seductive aromas of hazelnuts, truffle oil, minerals, and lemons are also fused into the palate, where sun-kissed flavors of ripe apple and lemon curds are sweet and generous. Attractive notes of oak, ginger, minerals and lanolin provide an extra dimension of character on the well-focused finish. A superb wine from a domaine now owned by Louis Jadot.