But we've written fairly often about wines of the Loire in general, and the wines of Nicolas Joly in particular, so I'm going to make an exception today. Joly's best wine is a Savennieres (Chenin Blanc) from the Clos de la Coulee de Serrant vineyard. The site is arguably one of the three or four greatest monopole vineyards in France. When the wine is good, it can be stupefying in its complexity, density and expression of that famous site. Alas, there is some bottle variation with Joly's wines as he now refuses to use any sulfur dioxide.
I've never seen it for less than $75 and it usually sells for more.
But the Wine House in Los Angeles the 2003 vintage on sale for $40.
Let us know if you get one of the good ones, as we plan to count this as a public service announcement.