Walla walla Cab Franc, fruit of blackcurrants, blackberry but punch of black tea and a little earthy funk! This was a delicious wine that decanted for 5 hours but could have gone longer. A great vintage with alot of life... — 4 months ago
A first trial from our Cab Franc tranche. This concept from Cameron Hughes is really delivering nice quality at a supermarket price point. Young, but elegant with bing cherry prominent throughout. — 3 months ago
Nez épicé fruit noire
Bouche ample suave gourmande — 7 months ago
One of the few producers that I purchase each and every vintage. I find that Laurence Feraud’s wines are consistently some of the more interesting and enjoyable wines made in all of Chateauneuf du Pape; particularly when value comes into play. This bottle is my first experience with her 2018 vintage and the first bottle of a small tranche that I swooped up upon release. Popped and poured; consumed over 5 hours. The color is deep ruby with a near opaque core; glossy and gorgeous to behold. Medium+ viscosity. On the nose, this is classic Pegaü with loads of dark cherry and bramble fruit, a veritable hillside full of garrigue, lavender, black pepper, and something that reminds me of old books. On that palate, the fruit is equally generous, brambles and cherries, exotic spices, Herbs de Provence and a somewhat sanguine-like character to it. Substantial structure, though it seems to be a notch lower than the previous three vintages at this point in its young life. The tannins are very sneaky. Almost imperceptible for the first hour and yet, by hour four, they were very much making themselves known (in the Medium+ range). Acid is also Medium+ indicating these have an exciting life ahead. The finish lasts for well over a minute. All in all, another lovely Pegaü that will likely live in the shadow of some of the more heralded vintages in the last ten years however, that doesn’t mean this isn’t a stunner. Absolutely lovely stuff and I very much look forward to enjoying these well into the 2030’s. — 2 months ago
Very smooth and drinkable cab right from the bottle with little time to breath. I found initial notes of cherry, blackberry and mint followed by secondary notes of licorice and fig. Well balanced and enjoyable. — 7 months ago
Dark purple in color with a wide purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blueberries, bing cherries, sweet strawberries, wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, dried figs, tobacco leaf, earth, leather, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.
Long spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Syrah based Rhone blend from Columbia Valley. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, but better as it opens up and shows the tannins and structure. Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.
Fruit forward with nice complexity. A good quality wine. Spicy, tasty and tangy.
I paired it with a beautiful view, but was even better with the Brie cheese.
A blend of 51% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre and 19% Grenache. Aged for 22 months in French oak barrels.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$35. — a year ago