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2012 Canyon Wind Cabernet Franc

Sophisticated and complete, this well-made Cabernet Franc is another winner from Colorado's Canyon Wind Cellars. Cherries and pomegranate, chocolate, tobacco leaf, and a touch of funk make for a very promising ...

2009 La Rochelle Pinot Noir

The nose shows black cherries, strawberries, and cream soda. The palate has red fruit that shifts, attack to finish, from sweet to biting, leading with strawberry, shifting to rhubarb, and ending with unsweet...
A lineup of wines at Millésimes in Languedoc, last April

2012 Redux: Languedoc Paradox, How a Big French Region is Trying to Show its Identity

Editor's Note: Contributor and Editor, Rémy Charest, looked at the challenges of creating brand and identity for Languedoc, traditionally considered "a provider of high-volume plonk." This article explored the reorganization of this major French wine region and some expected outcomes derived from insights on the Millésimes du Languedoc tasting attended this spring. –Ryan Reichert, Managing Editor