2012 Jean Paul Picard Sancerre Rouge

"Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this Sancerre Rouge acts more like its Bourgogne cousins, ripe and juicy cranberry and raspberry fruit, streaks of minerality, and an understated earthiness. Sourced from 30 year old vines on clay and limestone soils. This is one of those rare Sancerre Rouges that I have found where the fruit is ripe and the wine more supple...not to mention that the price is reasonable for this variety and appellation!" -Kristen Murphy, Loire Valley Buyer [+]