Cara Sur

Cara Sur

Criolla Barreal Finca Maggio Uva Criolla Chica 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

A Criolla Chica planted in Barreal, Calingasta, at 1,550 meters above sea level, up to 10% fermented in whole bunches. Terracotta in hue, it presents notes of strawberry, damp earth, herbs and traces of menthol as well as faint aromas of almond cookie and rum cake. Offers a complex mix of simple flavors; on the palate, the tannins are active with heightened freshness and a ruggedness that sticks to the gums, while the innate fruitiness comes out at the back of the throat. A great wine with a profile one rarely sees in reds on the local scene. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, October 2020) — 11 days ago

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Launois Père et Fils

Veuve Clemence Mesnil-Sur Oger Blanc Blancs

David T
9.4

This N/V Blanc is truly one of our favorites. On its own a 94 but, with an intermittent splash of white burgundy and caramel, Granny Smith apple, near perfect!

I’ve always wanted to this paring and last night it became reality. 🤩 😳 🍏
— 8 days ago

Christina ChampagneJames
with Christina and James
Dawn, Neil and 24 others liked this

Le Rocher des Violettes (Xavier Weisskopf)

Touche-Mitaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2019

Great value and a good reminder to maybe rebalance our purchases of chablis with a bit more chenin. Dry and slightly floral, great lemony nose and a lemon peel sensation. Nice, especially for < $20. — 3 hours ago

Severn and Jason liked this

Patrick Regnault

Brut OG Esprit d'Auteur Grand Cru Champagne Blend

This is the Fûtile cuvée. Reductive to start off. Needs some 20 min air to shine, and it does! Low dosage of 1g. Wood is well integrated now. Bought this at the domaine some two/three years ago. Not aware of dégorgement date but at least 2-3 years ago. — 14 days ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
with Elise
Peter, Ruud and 17 others liked this

Anam Cara

Nicholas Estate Vineyard Riesling 2019

Words “Anam Cara” are Celtic for “friend of my soul.” Nick and Sheila have made wines since planting grapes in 2001. Pale lemon with aromatic aromas of ripe tropical, stone & citrus fruits. On the palate tart apple and melon flavors, with a crisp citrus tang. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity with rich ending. Drinking well now. Nice value. — 5 days ago

Alex, Clive and 3 others liked this

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Monopole Clos de Mosny Montlouis Sur Loire Chenin Blanc 2017

Yummy....nice attack and follow through...not the biggest fan of chenin blanc but this might just push me to give this grape another chance — 3 days ago

Mario, David and 6 others liked this

Launois Père et Fils

Dorine Le Mesnil Sur Oger Champagne Blend

I was more prepared for this today (by comparison to my last btl, where I was expecting a slightly richer version of the Quartz). Very rich nose: lime mousse, vanilla, stone, but still so charming. On the palate, fantastic acidity, lime, almond, hazelnut mousse, wet stone, but still very hi-toned. Such a lovely hi-toned finish...wish I had disg info. — 2 days ago

Peter, Bob and 6 others liked this

François Chidaine

Les Choisilles Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

Recommended by Union Square Wines, which is a nice looking shop, but definitely a bit overpriced and the traditional type of wine shop where their natural wine section is 4 bottles big and they love their tradition and pretension. Not opposed to it, just think it’s a blue ocean, why not be open to all possibilities of what something can be?

Long as it tastes good...

In any case, this was recommended to me as the traditional example of Chenin Blanc so decided to up the ante a bit and go for it.

Straw color. Champagne mangoes, slight thyme, orange blossom, and subtle jasmine.

Well-balanced. Simple in its structure, but being a writer I know when something seems simple, it takes a great amount of precision to achieve that nonchalant exceptionalism. Graceful, may be a better word.

Brioche, honeyed pecans, and a bit of tropical fruit and stone fruit. Light to medium acidity. It’s pleasant. Like laying in a hammock on a Monday night.
— 13 days ago

Eric, Severn and 20 others liked this
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Awesome. Secret to USQ wines is their case discount is a whopping 20%. I only shop there when there are a few things I want to stock up on.

André Robert

Rose de Vignes Le Mesnil Sur Oger Brut Champagne Blend Rosé

45% Meunier, 15% PN and 40% Chardonnay. 4 years maturation, dégorgement 12/2019. Dosage 5.5g/l. Lovely salmon color. While rosé is not my preference, this is very good. Red fruits and nice acidity. — 5 days ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
with Elise
Ron, Willem and 20 others liked this
Willem Booij

Willem Booij

Lekker man👍

Pierre Péters

Cuvée de Réserve Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

Had this in late 2019, this is a new batch, a Fav! Rodolphe Péters took over the reins of this venerable estate in the southern Côte des Blancs in 2008, becoming the 4th generation to lead since the estate was founded in 1919, under the name Camille Péters. 100% Chardonnay, Crisp, fine mousse with steady flow of bubbles. Citrus, and biscuit aromas. Fresh fruit flavors of peach, apples and lemons, smooth and dry. Long mineral finish ending with elegance. Nice! Consistent quality! — 15 days ago

Aaron, Clive and 4 others liked this