Ardèche, Rhône

Pierre Gonon

Les Iles Feray Pays de l'Ardèche Syrah 2019

Guessed Washington syrah partly from the Rocks. — 8 days ago

Sharon, Romain and 9 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2016

Can’t say I’d reach for a sweet fortified muscat by choice, but this wasn’t too bad. Expectedly rich with notes of ripe exotic fruits and candied citrus peels. While there was not much going on beyond that, it did go exceedingly well with some blue cheese. Having said that, I would have preferred to have matched the cheese with the sweet energy of a Spatlese or grandoise of a Sauternes. — 12 days ago

Ron, Severn and 7 others liked this

Domain d' Andezon

Côtes du Rhône Syrah 2019

2019 Vintage -surprisingly good for a $16 /wine earthy berry fruit , holiday spice (nutmeg, clove) medium low tannins — 10 days ago

Aravind, Ira and 6 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Lovely meal!🍲Cheers!

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2012

A wine of elegance & finesse with a perfumed nose of dark fruit, menthol, graphite, mineral, spice, olive, pepper & violet — 6 days ago

Hermes, MICHAEL and 11 others liked this

Mas de Libian

Vin de Pétanque Vin de France Grenache Blend

Juicy, effervescent. Raspberry. Playful and delicious — 8 days ago

Domaine Le Couroulu

Cuvée Classique Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2015

Meat and soil on the nose (just opened), but also baking spices and vanilla. Lovely fruits as well. And damn if this isn't a classic, gorgeous, and complex Rhone. A wee bit of grippy tannin, more fruits, and lots of smiles on this face. So lovely. — 4 days ago

Byron, Daniel and 1 other liked this

Domaine de Fauterie

Les Combaud St. Joseph Syrah 2019

Lyle Fass
9.6

Another grand slam from Sylvain Bernard. Nose is ultra granite. Some black berry but man is this stoney. Smells like the Cornas but more Burgundian. Maybe the most expressive mineral nose I’ve ever had in a St. Joseph. 9.8 nose. This is doing it for me. It is so expansive. Intoxicating. The level of herbs are incredible. Just a knockout. Elegant and deep on the palate with terrific ripeness and intense concentration. But man is this painfully young. Awesome blancs, purity and length and so juicy with intense mineral grip. This needs to flesh out and the fruit needs to become more prominent. It will. My last French wine for a while! — 7 days ago

James, Ericsson and 7 others liked this

Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

Le Temps est Venu Côtes du Rhône Grenache 2020

A solid Côte-du-Rhône, in terms of quality/price/pleasure ratio. Dark garnet-violin dress. Complete nose, intense black fruits, menthol, garrigue, mineral notes promising a beautiful relief. In the mouth it is very balanced, supple, fruity, peppery (syrah), licorice and spicy nuances with fruit and minerality. Superb for its price!

Un Côte du Rhône des plus solide, pour ce qui est du rapport qualité/prix/plaisir. Robe grenat-violine sombre. Nez complet, fruits noirs intense, menthol, garrigue, notes minérales promesse d’un beau relief. En bouche c’est très équilibré, souple, fruité, poivré (syrah), réglisse et nuances épicées avec du fruit et de la minéralité. Superbe pour son prix !
— 3 days ago

Daniel, Tom and 16 others liked this

Brunier & Lynch

Les Pallieres Racines Grenache Blend 2016

Stewed fruit and red candy. Nice spicy notes. A dusty violet smell. Cherries. Also some cocoa, black licorice and woody tannins on the finish. Elegant overall, this shows an expressive, not overly modern approach. While I find myself wishing it was a touch less ripe and sweet, that is the style I suppose. — 8 days ago

Tom, Peter and 14 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Domaine Mule Blanche Crozes-Hermitage Roussanne Marsanne 2021

2021 vintage. "Mule Blanche" is Jaboulet's white flagship Crozes-Hermitage, a blend of Marsanne and Roussanne from 40 years old estate vineyards. Expressive nose bursting with white fruit, flowers and fresh herbs. Bright and crisp fruit with mouthwatering acidity and a distinctive minerality. Very long minty finish. Hard to resist now, but should age well. Abv. 13% . — 3 days ago

Dawn, Peter and 1 other liked this