Côtes De Duras, Southwest France

Plaimont

Côtes de Gascogne Colombard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

S&C / as before except the newer vintage. A little more fruity with lovely dry after tones. Delicious 😃 — 14 days ago

Domaine Bohn

Les Roches Rouges Pinot Noir 2015

Color is medium-red, oak barrel notes, but in nice balance to the red cherry aromas and flavors, nice acid, medium-long finish, very good Alsatian Pinot Noir, which I expect will go very well with our grilled Canadian wild sockeye salmon! — 6 days ago

Jim Powers
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Nature's Revenge

Pétillant Naturel

100% Chardonnay from the Languedoc region of France with original artwork by Oscar Lett, a UK-French artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Pétillant Natural (Pét-Nat) is a French term meaning “naturally sparkling”. This style of sparkling wine made with the “ancestral” method, which is the oldest version of sparkling winemaking. Funky aromas of ripe fruits and biscuit notes. Slightly off-dry palate has flavors of apple and pear with citrus floral notes. Medium finish, lively bubbles ending with tart fruit and yeasty notes. — 5 days ago

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Chateau Lestignac

VDF Lestignac Blanc Dix Sept

Jingjia’s 40th at Bistro de le pin. Medium orange. Lovely body. Ripe fruits. Voluptuous.

90% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc. From terroir of clay and limestone, and blue/green marls. 18 months of fermentation in barrels, followed by 6 months of maturation in concrete vats.
[Winemakers’ comment:] 2017 has the class for making great dry Semillon. Paradoxically, the short growing cycle of the vintage, as a result of the ravages of frost, has benefited the variety, producing grapes of a wonderful density, and yet altogether avoiding heaviness. Voluptuous, ripe, salivating and sharp.
“Deep gold hue. Some oxidative aromatics upfront on the nose: ripe orchard fruit mixed with nuttiness. Round and mature, but also incisive and precise. There’s an abundant backbone of minerality here but the wine is wrapped in sap. Persistent palate-staining finish, yet there’s a sense of reserve that seems to suggest at least 6-9 months of laying down before the wine’s full breadth will flesh out, but all the material is there.” AC
— 9 days ago

Claire Patelin

Côtes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc 2021

John Howard
8.9

Grassy and good. — 16 days ago

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Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé Blend

NV (2018 fruit); Last bottle! 🙁 Still delicious and prior notes apply.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons and pianist Paul Lewis collaborate on the third of three concerts encompassing all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in one weekend. Today's program includes OGONEK (Starling Variations, 2022; world premiere), FARRENC (Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Opus. 36) and BEETHOVEN (Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Opus 73, Emperor). This weekend has been an auditory pleasure, enjoying all five of Beethoven's piano concerti, and what a finale today!
— 14 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Love Huey Lewis on piano, but he’s a little better with the Harmonica.
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I actually sat next to Huey in the MSP airport many, many years ago.

Domaine du Tariquet

Premières Grives Côtes de Gascogne Gros Manseng 2021

W Box
9.0

Tres Gros Manseng. Little bit cold. Excellent in late afternoon heat. — 22 days ago

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Domaine Lise & Bertrand Jousset

Exilé Chenin Blanc Blend 2019

Exilé Blanc” is sourced in the biodynamic estate of Tangui Méliet located in Gascony, blend of 50% Chenin Blanc, 50% Colombard, blend changes every year, Chenin is 40 years old and comes from an organic producer in Anjou. All grapes are vinified separately. Medium lemon color with aromas of stone fruits with citrus and noticeable lees notes. On the palate flavors of apple and pear with citrus notes. Medium finish ending with fruit, mineral notes and a yeasty character. A unique wine. — a day ago

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Domaine de Galouchey

'Vin de Jardin' Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Day 2: This is killer. Super fresh but firm/structured. Atypical Bordeaux. Organic field blend. 13.5%. —- Domaine de Galouchey has to be one of Bordeaux's most idiosyncratic producers. The vineyards of this domaine were cleared and planted by Jean Terrade and Gérard Pantanacce, but things didn't really start to take off until they partnered with renowned sommelier Marco Peltier. They make two wines from organically grown grapes from their tiny estate and their Vin de Jardin (Wine of the Garden) might be the most exciting thing to come from Bordeaux in a very long time.

Galouchey is in Beychac-and-Caillau, 7 km from Libourne, across the river from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. They could choose to label their bottle as a Bordeaux but instead choose the simple table wine designation of Vin de France. This is so that they can make a wine that they feel more closely reflect the type of Bordeaux that they want to drink. Something more closely aligned with the region's wines before WW11 when commercial interest and the armies of consultants ushered in an era of homogeneity. This area is mostly known for dry whites and value reds but in the 18th century the wines from in and around the estate were some of the most sought after.

The vineyard sits on land that has never been touched by modern synthetic agricultural additives and has been farmed organically from day one. All the permitted grape varieties of the region – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle – are planted in the vineyard and the wine is made as a blend of all of the grapes, white and red. Merlot plays the lead with white varieties playing very small yet important roles. This was the way it was done many generations ago when most Bordeaux was a field blend.

Each of the nine varieties is separately harvested by hand at very low yields. Top quality Bordeaux estate can regularly produce 7,000 bottles per hectare, but the trio took it further limiting yields and producing only 3,600 bottles. This means sorting at the winery is surgical, with only the grapes going into the vat they would want to eat. Made with almost no sulfur, nothing is added or removed. The result is a masterpiece of Bordeaux and one that you don't have to pay $100 or more for.

Freshness and drinkability are not terms that we associate with Bordeaux but that is the first thing that came to mind after one sip. It’s bright fruit melds into its seamless texture. This is very much Bordeaux with flavors and aromas of tobacco, dark chocolate, graphite, and wild herbs but there is a purity of fruit and incredibly vivid floral notes that take this to another level.
— 4 days ago

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