Domaine Manoir du Carra (Jean Noël Sambardier) 2004 Beaujolais-Villages Non-Filtre, $10
The nose literally explodes from the glass with flowers and perfume — very high-toned but not veering off into VA-land. Quite exceptional. Rich strawberry and cherry fruit dominate the palate with some earthy accents. Nice bright acidity, very smooth, uncomplicated, refreshing (in the midst of a 110 degree heat index), great value. Went fine with veggie BLT sandwiches. The next night, it was just as delightful. Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils.