Benoit Courault

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Fait-Main Toyon Farm Chardonnay 2014

Ron R
9.6

Stunning, crystalline visual presentation. Leads into a honied, medium-weight palate. Lots of texture and layers meet soft acidity. Pineapple and guava dominate the finish. A sexy little beast for sure. This has arrived at its apex - drink now. — 18 days ago

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Ron R

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I may not have clicked enter on the vintage. Thanks for the nudge @Jason and Jennie
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@Ron R i’ve only had one of this chard and it was the 2014. One of the best chards ive ever had
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This chard played “high post” last night. Really enjoyed it.

Benoit Valérie Calvet

Toro Loco Superior Utiel-Requena Tempranillo 2019

Cor intensa mas não vibrante. Corpo médio. Aroma de frutas e um pouco de álcool. O sabor é de vinho maduro e com amadeirado bem evidente. — a month ago

Emmanuel Brochet

Le Mont Benoit Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Jeremy Shanker
9.3

One of the very best 🥂🥂🥂 — 2 months ago

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Cellier Saint Benoit

Gryphées Arbois Pupillin Trousseau 2019

It’s so late the flash kicked in. — 4 days ago

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Maison Du XXi Siecle

Les Semblables Boreal Champagne Clandestin 2017

Beautiful dark golden hue with scarce bubbles. The nose is super alluring initially and grows more with time and air. Semi sweet bread hits first betraying the zero dosage. Red apples and fresh cherries, unmistakably Pinot Noir. Oyster shells and moist earth. Citrus and tropical fruits emerge over time, simply wowing you.

A collaboration between Benoit Doussot and Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbée. A young project with young, but super high quality fruit. 100% Pinot Noir from Aube in the Côte des Bar, all organic grapes. I may say this too often but this is really a sexy champagne. Searing acidity and plenty of depth for days. 16 months on lees and disgorged in July of 2019. Still has plenty of room to age and mature.

Incredible precision and salinity here. Full of life and energy. Impeccable fruit on the palate with the yeast being a bit more subdued but the summer berries announcing their presence. A bit of herbs and minerals. Long, dry finish. Pure sex.
— 4 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Great photo!🥂😃

Realm Cellars

La Fe Rosé Blend 2020

Shay A
9.2

Easy to trust Realm’s offerings as quality is always at a premium. I have to admit, my brain had a hard time connecting this type of rosé with Realm (based on their typical style).

My comment above isn’t meant to be good or bad, it’s just amazing that this Provençal type rosé could come from a bigger/powerful style Napa producer like Realm. Kudos to Benoit for knowing what he was going for and being able to create something (a beautiful rosé) from almost nothing (the extremely uneven 2020 vintage). I don’t think I could have called this rosé of merlot if I didn’t know beforehand. To me, this was a blend of high end Provençal rosé with Cayuse’s Edith rosé. Extremely pale salmon color in the glass with aromas of cantaloupe, white peach, faint dragon fruit and an herbal/mineral stony character. The palate here has nice gravitas and a surprising bite at the finish. Strawberry cream-lite, underripe kiwi and some nectarine on the finish. Much more enjoyable at cellar temp compared to being too cold. Don’t think this is one to hold, so enjoy now.
— 2 months ago

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I like Realm’s work but had to pass on their Rosé at $60. Too many really good Rosés on the market under $40 and many under $30.
TheSkip

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Agree with @David T !

Domaine Benoit Ente

Bourgogne Aligoté 2018

A delicious Aligote that always delivers showing notes of citrus, tart fruit, crushed rock, saline with notes of steely, mineral, chalk & flint. — 25 days ago

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@Ron Siegel Agee and reasonably priced. Drinking much more Aligote this summer after putting together a case of Aligote for my GF.
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Nice! Drinking these from all of my fav producers, Boisson, Roulot, PYCM etc & just received the 17’s from Coche. Cheers!

Bernard et Benoit Landron

Vin de France Melon B. 2019

If a wine can be pretty 🦋. This is pretty. — a month ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice review!🍷