Julie Beal

Julie Balagny

Docteur Briçou Gamay 2019

I could drink this for the rest of my life. Juicy but not childish, flavors are very fruit forward but really pack that barnyard feeling as well. — 5 days ago

H. Billiot Fils

Cuvée Julie Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Much different than the Gaston Chiquet we had just before. This was made in a more oxidative style. Lemons and nuts but the acid kick at the end is delightful and I think the dosage brings things into balance. To me, not quite as racy and exciting as the Blanc de Blancs d’Äy but this is a wine of good character. — 2 months ago

Shay, David and 7 others liked this

Domaine des Orchis (Philippe Héritier)

Quintessence d'Altesse Roussette de Savoie 2018

Wow. A great example of what it is.

Nose is mountain flowers with a kiss of mountain flower honey. The honey is not really perceptible. It adds depth. So fresh. As this opens the floral ty is just gorgeous.

Palate is gorgeous. Perfect balance. Fruit is like liquid flowers almost. Fruity but I can’t place the fruit. Quince? Like really well made 1e cru Chablis but mountainy. Very delicious but so pure. Julie Andrews in sound of music. A hint of minerality.

If this had more palate complexity it would rush into the elite category. For a “simple wine” this is as good as it gets.

Amazing change of pace wine.

Bought from fass selections.
— 2 months ago

Andrew, Josh and 5 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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So singular. Truly singular wine. Acid is nuts as well.

Julie Balagny

Cayenne Vin de France Red Blend 2018

Such a great blend of fruit, spice and structure. Never disappointed when I open one of Julie Balagny’s bottles! — 21 days ago

Josh, Severn and 11 others liked this

Julie et Toby Bainbridge

Cuvée La Danseuse Grolleau Rosé

Tart in a way that reminds me of Lithuanian cranberry soup they serve in the Baltics for Christmas Eve Dinner. — a month ago

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Round Pond Estate

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Delicious blueberry pie. Julie loved it. — 2 months ago

Julie Balagny

En Rémont Fleurie Gamay 2013

From magnum. Light mouthfeel, great poise, fat/saturated flavors. Very pretty. — 12 days ago

Casa de Piedra

Ensamble Arenal Ba II Valle de Guadalupe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

5/13/17: Had at Julie and Michelle’s house for pool party. Excellent wine — a month ago

Monastero Suore Cistercensi

Coenobium Ruscum Lazio Bianco Trebbiano Blend 2015

Extended skin contact white wine from the nuns, advised by Paolo Beal. Looks like cognac in the glass. Tastes like dried apricot, rosemary, it is tannic and structured. Unique and delicious. — 2 months ago