2007 Chateau de Lascaux
Berkeley Importer Kermit Lynch strikes again with this stunning white wine from the Coteaux du Languedoc. Chateau de Lascaux immediately hits your palate with a wonderful smokey minerality, followed with strong notes of ripe apricots and apple, and then tapers off gently into a long finish revealing an almost perfect acid balance. The beautiful interplay of acid and fruit makes this a fabulous food wine that would easily pair will with hors d’œuvre, chicken dishes or poached or grilled fish. Chateau de Lascaux is a blend of Viognier, Marsanne and Vermentino, with the Viognier bringing its characteristic viscosity, fruit and floral notes, while the Marsanne lends it the stoney minerality. A killer deal for about $15.