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Wine of the Week

1995 Cha^teau des Tours Vacqueyras “Reserve,” Rho^ne Valley

About $17

Vacqueyras is one of two Co^tes-du-Rho^ne villages with their own appellations. (The other is Gigondas.) The 1995 Cha^teau des Tours Reserve has lots of deep, gorgeous fruit, a medium body, and a taste that encompasses berries, earth, stone and wild herbs. It’s an impressive example of Vacqueyras, something like a cross between a Co^tes-du-Rho^ne and a Burgundy.

Available at Hi-Times Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa and Wine House in West Los Angeles.

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