Vin De Valley

Domaine Auguste Clape

Le Vin des Amis Syrah 2015

Popped and poured. The 2015 LVdA pours a deep violet color and is now throwing a significant amount of fine sediment. On the nose, blue and black fruits, black pepper, deli case, black olives, lavender and stone-like minerals. On the palate, the notes from the nose are confirmed and accompanied by some chocolate too. Medium tannin and medium (+) acid. On the pour, the body is a touch thin for my liking but it gains some weight with air. By hour two, it’s hitting its stride. The finish is long and delicious. This is in a good place right now and will likely do so at least through 2025. — a day ago

Shay, Ira and 13 others liked this

Château Las Collas

Rivesaltes Vin Doux Grenache 1961

1961 vintage. Gifted from a most excellent colleague, thanks, Bill! Very caramelized with pecan pie, brown sugar, vanilla, rum raisins, candied dried cherries. Good length. Akin to good Montilla-Moriles or medium sweet Madeira. — 11 days ago

Brent and Daniel P. liked this

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend 2018

Nose has tangerine peel, raspberries, roses and under-ripe nectarine.

Palate has candied orange, strawberry, orange pith/zest, mild acidity and lingering mineral notes to the medium finish.

Blind, this is a Provence rose to me; nice effort in the cellar here. A steal of a deal when we got this for ~$14.

2018 Blend: 38.5% Grenache, 30.5% Grenache Blanc, 12.5% Carignane, 10% Cinsault, 6% Mourvedre, 2% Picpoul & 0.5% Vermentino
— 18 days ago

Tom, Timmer and 23 others liked this
Ming L

Ming L

0.5% Vermentino! Would it really make a difference? Just don’t understand why a winemaker would bother to blend such a small percentage with the mostly Southern Rhone blend.
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Willm

Reserve Vin d'Alsace Pinot Gris 2018

Good concentration with notes of lemon, pear, blossom, honeysuckle, wet stone and cinnamon. This off dry wine could age mich longer. — 3 days ago

Tom, David and 1 other liked this

Grey Poupon

La Moutarde Vin Viognier 2020

Viognier with mustard seeds (7 in bottle to be exact).

Couldn’t detect mustard in the wine, dont believe the negative reviews about the wine being unpleasant. Grey Poupon is made with Viognier, and this Viognier from Napa was made with mustard seeds (unsure if local or from Dijon). Fun.

Crisp Viognier, paired nicely with Chicken in Mustard Sauce. Geeky & tasty. Glad I jumped and scored the limited edition wine, which came with a bottle of Grey Poupon mustard and recipes for pairing.
— 24 days ago

Adriana, Eric and 3 others liked this

Winemakers Selection

Reserve Series Vin de France 2020

Yeah I know Peeps a wine from Walmart. I did read a review that this one was pretty decent; allowed a bottle to follow..along with the kitty food! 🐈 I am humbled to report..this is good! Nice medium bodied, melon, tangerine, strawberry, lime and minerals. Bottle does not indicate but does remind me of a Provence Rosé. @Sharon B you would like this! Nice with a few years on this Not Tempier..under $10!
My son in Indy sent a pic of his gas purchase...I want to send him a sympathy card! 🙄
— 22 days ago

Eric, Neil and 11 others liked this
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@Dawn E. I’ll have to look for it if you’re recommending it! Gas is ridiculous! 😡
Trixie

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@Dawn E. If you can save some money 💰, why not? Sounds like a good wine. 🍷 Agreed the fuel cost is astronomical!

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC Sangiovese 2010

Vintage 2010 | Awesome! Malvasia and Sangiovese. 325 Gr residual sugar. Honey. Caramel. Abricot. Above all the most charming acidity that makes this wine a treat to taste. 6 years barriques. Stunning. 1.000 half bottles made. — 8 days ago

Peter, ESF and 15 others liked this

Charles Gonnet

Vin de Savoie Rosé 2021

Ripe strawberries on the nose and palate, a rich body with light tingly acid and lingering minerals. Just delicious. — a day ago

Domaine Jean Michel Stéphan

Vin Nature Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2007

Quite polished in every way. Hard to compete after having the ‘88 Jamet right before it. — 13 days ago

David, Ron and 1 other liked this

Christian Ducroux

Patience Vin de France Gamay

Amazing low intervention Gamay. Crazy complexity of spice notes, slate earthiness, and mellow sweet cream finish. Nose has more spice notes. Super cool. Let it decant. — 5 days ago

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