Guardian Cellars

Guardian Cellars

Chalk Line Red Blend

Good wine! — 3 months ago

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Guardian Cellars

Felony Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Raisin in color, fruit & leather on the nose, full bodied medium-high tannins, sumptuous dark fruit, tobacco leaf, plum sauce, and a hint of mint. Baking spices on the long finish. — 3 years ago

Guardian Cellars

Confidential Source Merlot 2016

The 2016 was just released on October 1, 2018 and should enjoy a long shelf life — 4 years ago

Domaine Costa Lazaridi

Amethystos Blanc 2017

Mandi Speidel
9.3

Loosing your debit card on the street=meeting your guardian angel and drinking Greek wine in Greektown. OPA!!!!!!!! — 4 years ago

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Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2014

David T
9.4

@Delectable this is 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin, “Blanchot”

The nose reveals; candle wax, lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, topical melons, beeswax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter, with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers.

The palate is; rich, lush, round, waxy and elegantly smooth. Excellent viscosity. Glorious as it slips over the beautiful mouthfeel. Sour lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp & candy, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, guava, topical melons, beeswax, candle wax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, saline, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers. The acidity is; round, phat & lively. The finish is; polish, rich, lush, balance fruit & earth and has no hiccups. Great wire to wire.

Photos of; one of their Vineyards, Benoît Droin tasting through his wines & Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin,

Producer notes; The Droins have been producing wines in Chablis for nearly 400 years (their history as vignerons goes back at least to 1620). Benoît is the 14th generation guardian.

The Domaine has 13 hectares of vineyards and produces 14 different wines, including Petit Chablis, Chablis, 7 Premiers Crus and 5 Grand Crus. They prune specific to each vineyard. The wines are fermented differently by vineyard.

All their wines are fermented in mature oak. The Blanchots are all fermented and matured in tank. Vaillons, Mont de Milieu and Montée de Tonnerre receive 25 per cent of barrel fermentation and maturation, 35 per cent for Vosgros and Vaudésir, 40 per cent for Montmains and Valmur, peaking at 50 per cent for Fourchaume, Grenouilles and Les Clos. However the age of the oak and the choice of tonnelier may vary according to the cuvée. The maximum new oak is ten per cent in the Grand Crus.
— 2 years ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Thank you David, I had the chance to visit this domaine in 2018 and I am a big fan of their wines. It is quite a wonderful visit with Benoit who is very knowledgeable and passionate where one can appreciate the different terroirs and character of each of their wines.

Guardian Cellars

Misdemeanor Red Mountain Merlot 2015

This is an absolutely amazing Merlot! De-li-cious! My taste buds are exploding with pleasure. — 4 years ago

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Newsprint Columbia Valley Petit Sirah 2016

Deep purple in color. Opens up nicely with aeration. — 4 years ago

Barb Anderson

Barb Anderson

Deep purple in color. Opens up nicely with aeration.
Barb Anderson

Barb Anderson

Deep purple in color. Nice finish. Opens up nicely with aeration.

Guardian Peak

Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Anniversary wine! — 4 years ago

Simon N
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Thomas Barnes

Thomas Barnes

Love the bottle!!

Alter Ego Cider

The Guardian Angel Cider

Blueberry Pomegranate Cider. Light carbonated head. Fresh blueberry note in nose. Blueberry seed, pomegranate tartness, perfumed apple followed by fresh blueberry flavor with length. Slight apple malic aftertaste, including tiny chunks of blueberry pulp. Very tasty, fresh but not at all apple dominant. Probably off dry. Alcohol 6.5% but tastes lower. Label promises "hard cider with a focus on nuance, delicacy and depth"; promise delivered — 4 years ago

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