CdR has been my major rediscovery of the past coupla months--actually stretching back to a Dom. Charvin I had around New Year's that I would have described very much like your Carianne. CdR seems a perfectly versatile red for spring / summer. One bad note: A Gonnet family La Font du Vent "Notre Passion" 2004--actually a CdRV, I think--that I opened last night tasted close to over-the-hill (somewhat oxidized on the nose, a bit tire-y on the palate). Up till now, bottles have been beautiful. I'm blaming the synthetic cork. A recent Segries really delivered for under $10, and an even cheaper Les Trois Chemins was better than respectable. I've got a Santa Duc in queue.
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FEAR THE TURTLE ! ! !