2007 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre: Lemon and green apple. Refreshing, but not worth the price.
victoria bought this at varsity liquors for a little over $30. this was a crisp and refreshing summer wine, with flavors of lemon and green apple. she had bought this knowing that we had had the same wine, same vintage, in october 2009. but then, it was slightly chalky (in a good way), with a lot less citrus to the flavor. victoria thinks it was better younger.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.