Grolleau Noir

François Chidaine

Touraine Grolleau Blend Rose 2020

Nose has strawberry, red apple slice, red currant bunch, ripe cherry and dry earth.

Palate has cherry, raspberry, orange pith, red apple peel, light green herbs with a light tannic grip.

What a color! Nice wine, plenty of fruit to please most palates, decent finish; fun blend of grapes!

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For Opening Night our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading an all BEETHOVEN program (Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) and Symphony No. 5) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano.

It's been a long time coming to get on the best manicured lawn in the Berkshires, 2020 saw a full withdrawal of the in-person season because of the pandemic. Now we're back with a very abbreviated season, limited capacity grounds and shed; we've returned, all celebrating the greatest orchestra in the world!
— 20 days ago

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Good to see we can hear live symphonic music again, we went to the first concert this week as well…
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@Peter van den Besselaar Wonderful to hear the orchestra again.
@Vanessa We paid ~$13, I'd buy this again. This was a one of one bottle purchase, as I am likely to do when tasting new rosés.
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@Severn Goodwin Wow, that sounds like a fantastic value! I’m going to track it down. Thank you for the great review and info!

Sven Nieger

Pinot Noir

Lyle Fass
9.3

@Delectable Wine this is just called “Pinot Noir. Thanks.

This is a blend of 30% 17 and 70% 18 as Sven thought 17 was too light. Stunning nose. Ethereal sour and sweet mid season cherries. Wild mint and spice. What a palate. Wonderful purity, crunch, sweetness and silky depth. Awesome. Really elegant and lovey persistence. So delicate and lacey. Velvety tannins and just a hint of bitterness on the finish which adds to the appeal. Such sultry fruit. All red fruits all day. Terrific minerality comes through on the finish. Needs a bit of air. I’ll be back.

Wow now the nose rocks. Honeyed, floral, grassy, herbal, so so good. Smells like a scene in nature. Insane florals. Elegant and sweeter fruit. Still the bitterness is there.
— 7 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

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Need to visit him on BADEN at some point.

Castello di Amorosa

Cresta d'Oro Vineyard Rosto 2020

Castello di Amorosa Cresta d'Oro Vineyard Rosato di Pinot Noir 2020, California

Pale salmon in color.

Light nose of lemons, light strawberries, citrus, limes, river rocks, green apples, sea salt and earth.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, light earth, green apples and minerals.

Nice length on the finish with limes.

This is a very enjoyable Rosé from Russian River Valley. Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing. Light and engaging without being bitter nor tart.

This Single Vineyard is showing nice complexity already. Easy drinking and good by itself.

Gets earthier as it opens up with an old world feel (30 minutes).

Good by itself or with food. A tasty wine that I enjoyed all by itself by the pool.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$35.
— 11 days ago

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François Chidaine

Touraine Grolleau Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

Fantastic mineral and sweet red berry palate. Perfect accompaniment to light Italian fare — 11 days ago

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Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

The story of Domaine Serene harks back to Minnesota, where Grace met the late Ken Evenstad, and the couple’s partnership in life and business first began. 💕@domaineserene

With a faith in the terroir of Willamette Valley, Oregon, this pioneering couple purchased land in the Dundee Hills AVA, establishing Domaine Serene in 1989, crafting their first vintage in 1990.🇺🇸🍇

Since then, Domaine Serene has grown, expanded, and rightfully garnered critical acclaim for producing some of the finest expressions of Pinot Noir from this region. 👏👏👏👏👏 Due to their thoughtful dry-farming and sustainable practices in the vineyard, meticulous micro-cru vinification processes, pursuit of blending, judicious use of oak, and aging prior to release, a consumer may come to expect a unique, consistent experience with a glass of this beautiful wine.🍷 In our experience, it never disappoints as a special wine to be shared during the holidays or celebratory moments. 🎉

Here is the Domaine Serene, Evenstad Reserve, Willamette Valley, Vintage 2017, ABV 14.4%. It has a strong structure, and balance, backed by high acidity, medium tannins, high alcohol, and vibrant fruit aromas such as cherry, kirsch, and blackberry. It also offers complexity in aromas and flavors with not only red / black fruit, but also violet, licorice, clove, vanilla, cola, saddle leather, nutmeg, and forest floor notes. The finish lingers.👌👌👌👌

In 2015, the Evenstads made their dream a reality by purchasing Château de la Crée in Santenay, Burgundy, France, an estate that dates back to the 15th Century. 🇫🇷 Their story is inspiring and their wines are delicious. We hope to someday visit their estates in Willamette and Santenay.

Until then we will continue to enjoy their wines and remember their story, pioneering spirit, partnership, and pursuit of excellence in their craft. Cheers! ✨✨✨
— 10 days ago

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Between Five Bells

Drumborg Pinot Noir 2018

See previous note from October 2019. As mentioned this garnered 98 points from prestigious UK Wine magazine, Decanter and only cost $24. Excusing the child like label, the contents are very good from a region in Henty/Drumborg better known for their superb Rieslings. Aromas of Carbonic Maceration - confectionery which developed into a dried cherry component and with time rose petals. A lovely savoury driven light to medium weight palate married nicely with the oak. — a day ago

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Laurent Saillard

Un Éte Partage Grolleau Noir Grolleau Gris

Simple but nice easy quaffing glou glou — 14 days ago

Famille Bougrier (Domaines Bougrier)

Rosé d'Anjou Gamay - Grolleau Blend 2020

Wonderful summer rose wine from the Loire Valley. Sweeter than most Rose’s with a lovely taste of strawberries. Paired well with any spicy foods such as Thai or even Mexican. Lovely salmon color — 12 days ago

Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée Les Champans Bourgogne Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Nose has warmed strawberry, tangerine, apricots and wet roses. Quite expressive tonight, marked improvement from our prior several months earlier.

Palate has under-ripe strawberry, cool Clementine slice, (light) fresh cherries and wet slate. Nice acidity and refreshing finish. Decanted 90m.

Truly, Summer in the glass on a beautiful evening.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Conductor Keith Lockhart is leading an all John WILLIAMS program, with Mr. Williams (hopefully) sharing some of his wonderful stories to accompany the scores.

The program includes selections from..Superman, Heidi, Jaws, The Towering Inferno, Memoirs of a Geisha Oliver, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Olympic Fanfare & Theme, JFK, Schindler's List, The Witches of Eastwick, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens and...Star Wars. So to say we're going to be well versed into the JW catalog will be the understatement of the evening for sure!!!
— 7 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Summer in a glass I like
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@Lyle Fass Really picked up after a 6-7mo slumber!
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@Severn Goodwin yup. Ages very well in the short term.

Domaine Fouassier

X Sancerre Pinot Noir 2018

Nose of cherry, black berries, hay and a bit of an irony touch. The palate is delicious. Superb cherry note, good width, very sweet and tender mouthfeel, a spherical mid palate with a nice layer of tannins, creating some distorsion in the mouthfeel and making way to a delicious, fruity finish that vibrates for a very long while with that bright cherry note. Great wine! Paired very well with lamb chops on the barbecue. — 5 days ago

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Daniel M

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@Romain Fitoussi il est incroyable, je recommande vivement ! Il paraît que c'est bon pour réparer les clavicules 😂
Romain Fitoussi

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@Daniel M magnifique! C’est remboursé par la sécu?
Daniel M

Daniel M

@Romain Fitoussi pour être sancerre je ne sais pas mais un toubib m'a dit que ça valait bien un médoc 😂