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Wine of the Week: 2009 Château Lamothe de Haux Bordeaux Blanc

2009 Château Lamothe de Haux Bordeaux Blanc

A beautiful Bordeaux Blanc with a bouquet of acacia, lime and fresh-cut grass. A blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc with an equal amount of Semillon and 20% Muscadelle, the 2009 from Château Lamothe de Haux has the bracing minerality that makes these wines such terrific summer drinking. And this one is a particularly wonderful bargain.

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Drink it as an aperitif, with chilled shellfish, Dungeness crab and sushi. Or a classic combination: with goat cheese.

Region:

Bordeaux

Price:

About $15

Style:

Elegant and aromatic

What it goes with:

shellfish, crab, sushi, goat cheese

Where to find it:

Bristol Farms,

; Du Vin Wine & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 855-1161,

; Green Jug in Woodland Hills, (818) 887-9463,

; Joan's on Third in Los Angeles, (323) 655-2285,

; Lincoln Fine Wines in Venice, (310) 392-7816,

; Mission Wine & Spirits in Pasadena (626) 794-7026,

; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731,

; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.whwc.com.

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