2022 Iruai Poulsard, California
Although Trousseau is clearly the Jura's most celebrated export, Poulsard is a side quest worth taking. Like Morris Day to Prince, Donovan to Bob Dylan, Silvanus to Dionysus, or nutella to peanut butter: Poulsard is on its own trip. The tang and funk are paramount, carrying wild berries through the mycelial bounty of the forest floor. Bright and lively fruit breaking down any pleasure inhibitors — Kool-Aid Man-like — and starting the juicy revolution. Poulsard is the Jura's hidden track, its easter egg, its secret stash . . . welcome to the speakeasy of transcendent yum.