Forget Bordeaux (BORRRRING!)... Cru Beaujolais and Riesling are having their own stellar vintage... and what's more, they're affordable. The 2009's are trickling in, and they are delicious. Do yourself a favor and try one.
2009, Joseph Drouhin, Beaujolais - Morgon.
Clear, dark ruby color, a bit of white pepper, and aroma of blackberries. Good acidity!! Nice! One of the better Cru Beaujolais I've had this year, and this is probably my 4th. The berries and pepper carries on through the palate. Evaporating finish, but very drinkable, and enjoyable.