NEIL’S PICK:

Loire, France

$19 / $108.30 / $193.80

This is everything about fall time in a glass! Damp woodlands, drying fallen leaves, crunchy red berries, earthy mushrooms, all on the palate, accompanied by a texture that is immediately vibrant and fresh with a deep, soulful “funk” at the same time. For those who are fans of the biodynamic gamays from Morgon (from producers like Lapierre), this wine is a must for your fall table. It’s a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, and the result is stunning in its balance. Pungent red fruit, floral overtones, earthy undertones, and brilliant lift. Priced to go out by the case, it will pair all season long with fall veggies, game birds, pan roasted fish in mushroom cream sauces, and a variety of Loire valley style goat cheeses. Delicious!