In the Wine Aisle

In the Wine Aisle

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

NV Champagne Delamotte Brut

France, $50

Flavors: refreshing lemonlike acidity, with lots of active, tiny bubbles

Alcohol:12 percent

Pairs with: hors d'oeuvres, as an aperitif; rich, creamy cheeses such as brie and Camembert

Distributors: District and Maryland: Bacchus Importers, 410-633-0400

2006 Chateau St. Jean Sonoma Chardonnay

California, $14

Flavors: creamy, ripe pears and apples with notes of lemony acidity, toasted almonds and vanilla

Alcohol:13.4 percent

Pairs with: aged cheddar cheese, roast chicken or pork

Distributors: District: Washington Wholesale, 202-281-3700; Maryland: Reliable Churchill, 410-439-5000; Virginia: Republic National, 804-226-4362

2005 Marc Kreydenweiss Kritt Gewurztraminer

France (Alsace), $32

Flavors: slightly off-dry apple fruitiness with delicate floral notes

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