Richard Leroy

Domaine Richard Rottiers

Dernier Souffle Moulin à Vent Gamay 2020

This has quickly become a favorite producer. Wild cherry, raspberries and cinnamon red hots on the nose. Ripe red fruit flavors in the mouth that are so smooth while meaty tannins take you past the finish. Such a great food wine! But also so refined that it’s a great sipper. TBL — 3 days ago

Tom, Joshua and 3 others liked this


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

39th anniversary 🙂 — 2 days ago

Roots Winery

Leroy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Best of the last single vineyards from roots I’ve tried — 2 years ago

P, Ron and 5 others liked this

Domaine des Escaravailles

Rasteau Grenache

3/11/20. 2014 vintage bought at winery. With Sue and Richard Spooner at our Gîte for dinner. Perfect wine with Lynn’s boulonnaise. — 2 years ago


Papillon Champagne Brut Nature Pinot Noir

V2015 D2018
Nice orange golden color. Power yet subtle. Orange zest. Brioche and almonds.
— 20 days ago

Eric, Peter and 1 other liked this

Domaine Leroy

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019

Stone fruit. Insane depth and finesse. — 10 hours ago

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Barham Mendelsohn

Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Partnership w/Jim Clendenen at Au Bon Climat. Barbara Barham & Richard Mendelsohn planted 5 acres of Pinot on Lala Panzi Ranch in the RRV. They had similar visions on Pinot’s & thus led to this partnership. Aged in predominately new Allier & Vosges wood. Aromas of berry fruits with dusty earthy nose. On the palate, berry flavors come forth with hints of tea & spice. Medium+ length, fine tannins, ending with earthy mushroom character, it was good, lost its luster, at its prime now! — 2 years ago

Eric, Jason and 4 others liked this

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Les Saint-Jacques Rully Chardonnay 2014

Nice. Sweeter than the Leroy Bourgogne. — 3 years ago

Ira, Dawn and 3 others liked this


Femme de Champagne Grand Cru Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2006

Fine bubbles, compact and enveloping bouquet: White fruits, chestnut, honey/brioche, citrus zest. Fine fresh, deep.. winey champagne ideal for replacing whites on seafood, white meat, cheeses.

Bulles fines, bouquet compact et enveloppant: Fruits blanc, châtaigne, miel/brioche, zeste d’agrume. Fin frais, profond.. champagne vineux idéal pour remplacer les blancs sur des fruits de mer, viande blanches, fromages.
— a month ago

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VGW Chardonnay 2017

Shay A

Rounding up here. Closer to 89-90 upon opening, but fleshed out and mellowed (in a good way) later in the day.

I’ve had the VGW, EGW, Eola Springs and the Richard Hermann and found the VGW to be the most different. The vein of simileties between these Chardonnays is a fair bit of reduction, but the others have this sweet-smoke to them…the VGW comes across more sweat/vegetal on the nose. I put it in a decanter and left it alone for an hour and it had shed that note and revealed grilled lemon and oyster shell in its place. Deep yellow in the glass with a bright yet mid weight profile. It’s not rich nor is it lean. Herb crusted yellow fruits and lemon oil dominate the palate. Stoney/mineral driven. I corked this after 6hrs and then revisited the next day and found that it was fairly similar to the last glass I had the evening before. Obviously a few years will benefit this, but if opening now, definitely give it a decant.

I’m not sure I can compare this Oregon Chardonnay to anything else. 13% ABV, and I suppose it’s very “Oregon” as I could see it being a bridge between OR and burgundy.
— 3 months ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

So glad to see your review on this one @Shay A ! I just grabbed 3 of these and have yet to try. Given the nod to Burgundian style, you think these can sit a couple years or do I need to consume quickly??
Shay A

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@Deborah M : Definitely no rush to consume. It’s ready to go as long as you can let it breathe for a while…took almost an hour in the decanter to blow off its reductive funk. Once it did, it was enjoyable.