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Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Nice wine especially for the price. Dark and brooding in the glass. One of the more Syrah-y syrahs that we have had. Green olive on the nose. Deep black fruits. Tannins are unresolved - not surprising given the age. But the acid is there in a great way, and holds this together. One to try in several years - too young now. — 18 days ago

Severn, Bryan and 3 others liked this

Domaine Alain Voge

Les Chailles Cornas Syrah 2016


Classy Rhone. Open for 30 min, rounded and soft on the nose, blueberry/raspberry with an undercurrent of dry earth. Some spice on the palate. Well made. — 13 days ago

Alain Graillot

Les Chenes Vert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

This needs time but already can tell it’s major. Olive, meat, mineral, high acid. Strength and elegance. Magnum. — 25 days ago

Alain Gras

Tres Vieilles Vignes Auxey-Duresses Pinot Noir 2016

Expressive notes of dark fruits, spices and still some signs of oak, palate is medium bodied, fresh with depth and clean, nice texture, drinks easy, could benefit of 1-2 years in bottle, the 2017 drank earlier this year was even more ready. 89-90

Fruits noirs, encore une touche d’élevage, bouche de corps moyen avec une belle fraîcheur et une certaine profondeur en bouche, de belle texture, se boit très bien en ce moment mais 1-2 and encore en bouteille serait bien. 89-90
— a month ago

Ira, Romain and 13 others liked this

Domaine Lignier-Michelot

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2009

Even with a long double decant this wine was still tight. Eventually it did open up with lovely fruit underneath all the structure. — 11 days ago

Severn, Ira and 9 others liked this

Alain Graillot

La Guiraude Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

Wow, difference in these two…Graillot…big sour/tart cherry, not a lick of blackcherry and razor acidity combined with the tart fruit…absolutely need food as not enjoyable by itself. Meat/pepper with smoke which I like…but perhaps to much semi carbonic as it felt it had some effervescence? Maybe flaw, maybe intentional but certainly a great conversation bottle…St cosme…tame and more black:red fruit, acid slightly less and overall more balanced…ive had 16 Graillot last year…don’t remember it being quite that acidic! — 11 days ago

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Alain Jaume & Fils

Château Mazane Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Workmanlike and solid with a requisite fruit/tannins balance. — a month ago

Mike, David and 2 others liked this

Alain Gras

Saint-Romain Chardonnay 2016

Once again very nice, a touch buttery and with some lemon zest, fresh and nice vivid and energetic structure. 90-91

Magnifique et complet encore une fois, touche beurrée et citronnée, tout en fraîcheur et saveur ayant une belle charpente d’acidité bien dosée. 90-91
— 18 days ago

Severn, Paul and 7 others liked this

Domaine Alain Chavy

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2018

Quaffable, creamy, pear, lemon, honeydew, lavender and crushed Rock. Simple yet elegant! Consumed one glass yesterday better on day two! — 8 days ago

Mike, Trixie and 18 others liked this
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Dawn E.

@Trixie I love retirement! I love to hike as the sun is coming up!! Stress level from working so short handed..gone!
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@Dawn E. So happy for you and maybe a little jealous! 😜


@Dawn E. That's excellent! 🥰Great you can be fit and enjoy your retirement.

Alain Vignot

Les Ronces Côte St-Jacques Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

Vintage 2015 | Tasted next to the basic vin de France Pinot Noir. Just as transparant 1/4, but way more depth. Minerality and flint in smell, hint of raspberry, lovely true to type pinot expression in smell. More depth in taste, elegance and fine acidity. Paired with vegetable macedoine and a meatball. — a month ago

Severn, Bob and 19 others liked this