Lieu Dit La Chopinière

Emmanuel Darnaud

Lieu dit La Dardouille Saint-Joseph Syrah 2021

Popped and poured; enjoyed over two days and consistent throughout. The 2021 “La Dardouille” pours a bright purple color with a near transparent core. Medium viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, youthful with a bucket of fresh, darker fruits: blackberries, dark cherry, plum, and blue berries with purple flowers, black pepper, dried earth, minerals and some light baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium(+?) tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose with the black pepper really showing more prominently. Long, mineral finish. All of that being said, the elegance of this wine is arguably its most distinctive characteristic. This is a very light-handed Saint-Joseph and its transparency is a gift. Very pretty stuff. Drink now to enjoy its youthful beauty but some patience will likely reward as I expect this will flesh out. Drink through 2036. Thanks for the assist @Lyle Fass — 10 days ago

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Georges Lelektsoglou

Lieu-Dit Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2019

Timothy Eustis
9.1

Rich and sweet fruit. 16%. Slightly hot, no? But oddly balanced. Tannins are there but sweet fruit overwhelms this. Ditto acid. Pretty hedonistic. 2019 — 3 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Wait it out 10Y?

Domaine de Roche-Guillon

Lieu-dit La Tonne Fleurie Gamay 2018

Darker and deeper than a typical Fleurie. Dark cherry and spicey mineral notes. Really fresh and easy going. — 6 months ago

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E. Guigal

Lieu-Dit Saint Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2016

2026: Lush, full-bodied Rhône Syrah. Lots of typical black fruits, herbs and distinctive black olive undertones. Subtle tannins - this is drinking well and leans toward smoothness and complexity over power. $70 at WT. — 16 days ago

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Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos de Midi Lieu-Dit Saumur Chenin Blanc 2022

Excellent Chenin from the Loire — 2 months ago

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Lieu Dit

Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc 2021

Nariz: cereza, mora, frambuesa, pimiento verde

Boca: Tanino M/M+, Acidez M/ M+, Alcohol M.

Necesita aire, algo funky al principio.
— 5 months ago

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Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne 2021

Crisp, touch of salt. Really nice. — a month ago

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier

Lieu Dit Malakoff Pyrenees Shiraz 2013

Wednesday random cellar pick. Good. Was expecting some sharpness but there was none. Super smooth and enjoyable. This is the easy drinking kind of wine I like to pair with Italian food. — 3 months ago

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Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Combination of several vineyards aged in tank and neutral barrels, plenty of raciness and spritzy citrus personality but enough body to stand up to a meal — 7 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Consistently good.