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Emmanuel Darnaud

Au Fil du Temps Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass
9.6

One of, if not, the best Crozes. Dark and red berry fruit on the brooding nose. Granite and sappy olives. Really expansive and clean. The top cuvee of 3 Crozes at Darnaud from the oldest vines. Layered, elegant nose. Truly elite. Palate is juicy and so balanced with sleek red and black berry and cherry fruits. Succulent. Dense and chewy but super energetic. Awesome concentration and power. Amazing tannins pumping juicy pure fruit to the super mineral and olivey finish. Young and can only improve.

Greatly improved overnight. 9.5 to 9.6. Amazing elegant wine with just unreal granite infused dark fruit and so pure and balanced. This is one of the finest Crozes I’ve ever had.
— 19 days ago

Severn, Aravind and 9 others liked this

Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils

Au Bas de Combe Vieilles Vignes Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2012

Just like the one I had in December. Fully mature. Tannins are resolved. Lovely sweet red fruits. Excellent QPR. $30. — 20 days ago

Daniel P., Severn and 11 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara Historic Vineyards Collection Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Ming L
9.3

Fruity, nutty, minerality. This has a bit of everything in a very harmonious way. Judicial use of oak. Medium body with round vivid acidity and great texture. Elegant saline finish.

One of the best Chard I’ve tasted in the sub $40 price.
— 18 days ago

Daniel P., Bob and 1 other liked this

Au Bon Climat

Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Seductive, medium bodied Chardonnay with tropical fruit and a dollop of oak imparting toasted coconut notes. A tasty single vineyard treat at $29.

More info: ABC farms plots in the best area of the huge Alamos vineyard (500 acres) which is in the northern section on the Solomon Hills.
— a month ago

Au Bon Climat

Tsubaki Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2018

Crisp but not too dry. Bought through JAL. — 16 days ago

Daniel P. liked this

Dopff au Moulin

Schoenenbourg Alsace Grand Cru AOC Riesling

Magnifique vin. — 22 days ago

Severn, Byron and 17 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2000

At 21 years now of legal drinking age. Structure, nuts, acid. World class. Proud Californian — 4 days ago

Domaine Dozon

Clos du Saut au Loup Chinon Cabernet Franc

Another budget bomb! Loire cab franc that is delicate and drinking great young! Blackberry, coffee, graphite, mellow tannins. — 3 days ago

Natasha Bray
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Marelina liked this
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Marelina Wilford

I need this!!

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Au Bout du Monde Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Chardonnay 2018

Struck match, lemon, rain water, slightly dilute — 24 days ago

Aravind, Keith and 7 others liked this