Mainson Vernon

Domaine Georges Vernay

Coteau de Vernon Condrieu Viognier 2018

Lyle Fass

More notes later. Trust me. Wow wow wow wow.

It’s basically DRC Montrachet in Viognier form. Insanely elegant.
— 8 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Wow hefty score there sir!
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@Severn Goodwin well deserved!

Yves Cuilleron

Condrieu Lieu-Dit Vernon Viognier 2016

Absolutely terrific. Extremely floral but light on the palate with enough acidity to stand up to food (lobster with sorrel and ginger coulis). Would drink again and again. — 2 years ago

Jack Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A

Steve Distler, owner of Arnyca, is doing consulting for a few small labels out in Napa. As I've posted before, his Arnyca cab franc is my favorite out of Napa Valley. He was the former GM at O'Brien Estate and was able to add them to his portfolio, along with Cobden Wini (winemaker for Arnyca and winemaker at O'Brien), Frias Family and Jack Winery. Killer line-up of small production stuff. We hosted him for a wine dinner and all of it was stellar.

Jack Winery utilizes the talents of Aonair winemaker Grant Long Jr. Jack was started by Vernon Wells (former MLB player) and Chris Ianetta (current MLB player). This '14 cab is from Diamond mountain and drinking well at a young age. Not as monstrous as young Howell Mountain cabs. Red and black fruit dominant with a decent amount of espresso and pepper. Needs to rest for a few years but has very good potential to be extremely good.
— 4 years ago

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Nice note!
Greg Ballington

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Worth checking out thanks @Shay Aldriedge!

Domaine Chambeyron

Vernon Condrieu Viognier

Wonderful white Rhône—perfumed and heady, with a charming nose of stone fruit (mostly apricot and peach) and flowers. Smooth and viscous mouthfeel and with nice balance of acid, fruit and minerals. Slight tang of bitterness on the finish, which may have been caused by my food pairing. Enjoyed the 2017 vintage with Thai beef curry and rice. — a year ago

Mathilde et Yves Gangloff

Condrieu Viognier 2015

After my discovery of Coteau du Vernon from Vernay this Condrieu from Gangloff has been the star of the night. Aromatically explosive on the nose with notes of honeysuckle and peach. In the mouth alcohol is happily controlled for a 2015 ouf! super equilibrium with pot pourri and peach. A jewel of a wine unfortunately they do not make much of it. — 2 years ago

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Mt. Vernon Winery

Barbera 2012

I loved this. When I go back to Sacramento area I will drive out again, thank you. — 3 years ago

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Domaine Georges Vernay

Les Terrasses de l'Empire Condrieu Viognier 2011

The wine is spectacular. I can't even imagine what Coteaux du Vernon would taste like. Restrained, balanced. Mango and lychee sticks out. Had this with lobster tail and scallops. Perfect pairing. — 5 years ago

André Perret

Chery Condrieu Viognier 2013

Pale to mid Gold in colour. Notes of honey, honeysuckle, a little ginger and oxidative notes. On the unctuous full bodied palate Apricots and glaced fruits. Low acid and with Condrieu best drunk probably a little earlier than 7 years. A delicious drink nonetheless - one of the 1001 Wines. Postscript: Chery is considered one of the two most noble vineyards in Condrieu along with Vernon. — a year ago

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Paul Breton a Vernon

Pierres Rousses Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Chenin my love for you is unending. The only feeling I have known to feel infinite. I will never tire of you, you will suit me in every mood and every phase. Chenin is forever!!! 💍 — 2 years ago

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Xavier Gerard

Côte Châtillon Condrieu Viognier 2016

Lyle Fass

One of the great new Condrieu. Right there with Coteaux de Chery and not quite Coteaux de Vernon which is another level. Easily top 3. Stunning perfume or flowers, some not too ripe tropical fruit wonderful lavender and sage. There is a firm mineral core behind the perfume but it is a special nose. Palate has wonderful purity, density and freshness with good minerality and wonderful juicy intense structure. Wow. Wonderful purity and freshness and showing stunning complexity already. Brilliant. I’m sure with air my score will increase. — 3 years ago

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Sounds fantastic