Southern Plain, Maryland

Clonakilla

Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2018

Holy smokes! This was phenomenal. I knew there was quite a bit of hype with the 2018 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier on release (96-99 points from the usual suspects), but I didn't think it could live up to it. It sure did though, and I'd even go so far to say that this was the best young Shiraz I've had this year, both southern and northern hemisphere included. The perfume was just plain intoxicating - fresh red cherries, plums, violets, and roses, with a lovely touch of savoury spice, pepper and meat. However, that was just the cherry on the cake because the palate really knocked it out of the park. Super fine texture with tannins that are just made of pure silk. There's serious power and persistence here, all delivered in a precise and elegant package. The flavours are pure and delineated, with a long chalky, acid-driven finish that I absolutely adore. Surely a wine that rewards the patient. One for going deep on. — 16 days ago

Josh, Bart and 16 others liked this

Domaine les Pallières

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2005

Soft and just plain delicious. A little owner acid than I would have preferred... — 4 years ago

Anthony liked this

Tomasello Winery

Reserve Palmaris 3rd Generation Outer Coastal Plain Cabernet Franc 2012

T New
8.9

A wine from southern New Jersey? You got a problem with that? It is actually wonderful, fruit forward and luscious but a good structure. This is the 2012. If you can find it buy it!! — 5 years ago

Big Cork Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Dave Collins just plain owns S/B...from his days at Breaux, he crafts a powerful, world class single varietal that says NZ move over. Not to miss in sunny, stable vintages, this is a solid 92pt white Bordeaux! Body ✔️ Acid✔️✔️ Profile ☑️.....indeed, impressive! — 2 months ago

E. Guigal

Côtes -du-Rhone Syrah

Super smooth and just plain delicious. Enjoyed with Becky at a family dinner in Chandler. — 2 years ago

Domaine de la Janasse

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Just plain awesome! — 4 years ago

Marisa liked this
Jason Weinzimer

Jason Weinzimer

CDP always delivers! Worth every penny.

Éric Texier

Chat Fou Côtes du Rhône Grenache 2011

Marc Stubblefield
9.1

This is alive, fresh, and just plain drinkable. Gains a ton of complexity on days two and three, so maybe wait a while or decant... — 5 years ago

terroirista-cy, David and 8 others liked this

Domain d' Andezon

Côtes du Rhône Syrah 2012

This is just plain awesome stuff for under 15 a bottle. Dark fruits, earthy wine w great balance. Perfect w a grilled steak. If there is anything here other than Syrah, I can't find it. I have bought this for years, usually drinking it too young. 8 years plus is best. — 2 months ago

Domaine des Coteaux des Travers

Cuvee Char à Vin Côtes du Rhône 2015

P A
8.9

Another Metrovino Calgary find. The K&L website calls this Southern Rhone blend "large, voluptuous even, bursting with flavor and with plenty of volume ". We found this smooth Cuvée blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre just plain good. Cheers 🍷🇨🇦 — 3 years ago

Taylor Angino
with Taylor
David, Raul and 16 others liked this

La Gramière

"en plain air!" Syrah

Very tasty. Very drinkable. Nice and dry. Subtle fruit. — 4 years ago

Mac liked this