1993 A. Rodet Bourgogne, Pinot Noir de Vieille Vignes ($10)


Once again, Rodet's regional pinot noir is the finest value in red Burgundy. I've been touting this wine since 1990, but this might be the best vintage yet. Its exuberant fruitiness delights the palate, and its structure and acidity mark it as a true Burgundy. This light- to medium-bodied wine isn't complex or nuanced, but it delivers straightforward pinot noir flavor with no punches pulled. This delicious summertime red puts most $15- $20 red Burgundies with more prestigious village names to shame.

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