2017 vintage. I am less familiar with Jaboulet's whites, but this is excellent. Hard to find the right information on this wine, apparently a 50/50 Marsanne Roussanne blend. The back label states it's whole clusters fermented partially in egg-shaped concrete vats, whereas some critics mention wood-fermentation. In any case the wine is drop-dead gorgeous. Captivating nose with ripe yellow prunes, flowers and brioche. Concentrated with layers of white stone fruit and more exotic hints of pineapple, fresh herbs and an impressively long aftertaste. They say wines reflect the owner/winemaker. In this case I believe Caroline Frey can live with the adjectives "intense", "complex" and "graceful". Well worth the price tag — 9 days ago
This is a very tasty Rosé from Paso Robles. Showing strawberries, raspberries, limes, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, herbs and white pepper.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Medium finish with limes and almonds.
Dry on the palate and good by itself or with food. A nice pool wine.
13% alcohol by volume. — 21 hours ago
The Maximus Gran Reserva Malbec shows plums, cherries, raspberries, black currants, wood, vegetables, spices and black pepper.
Medium plus in body, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and a tangy finish with soft tannins.
Better after an hour of airtime, but good right out of the bottle.
Nice by itself or with food. This six-year-old is drinking very nicely now. Very pleasant.
A blend of 80% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Syrah. Aged in French Oak barrels for 18 months.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — 21 days ago
Whoa. Pop and pour. On the nose:.intense black cherry, loads of garrigue and dried herbs, a touch of bacon fat, incense, blackberry cola, heady, but so aromatically complex and utterly enticing. On the palate, good acidity, black cherry, cola, herbs with a suggestion of the medicinal, very sweet blackberry...surprisingly light on its feet, then a soft, enveloping wave of palate coating, velvety tannin. There is perhaps a touch of alcoholic heat on the nose that betrays the 15% ABV this has, but that might just be the power of suggestion. Absolutely perfect for my mood tonight. — 7 days ago
Cab Sauv, Merlot and Syrah Blend. Deep Ruby with aromas of black and red fruits and floral spice aromas. On the palate black cherry and blackberry flavors with licorice, espresso and sweet oak spice. Smooth and refined tannins, long ending with fruit and sweet earthy tones. — 10 days ago
Blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec, made by 30 year Chappellet winemaker Phillip Titus. Deep Ruby, purple edges, youthful aromas of black fruit, spices, floral and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with some vanilla and tobacco and herbal notes. Vivid acidity & firm tight tannins with long finish ending with a youthful character, a bit young, should benefit from bottle aging. — 2 days ago
Great bottle of wine from Northern Rhône, just had to get another bottle. A blend of 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier, aromas dark fruits with notes of toast, espresso and cigar box spice. On the palate sweet blackberry and plum flavors with cacao and tobacco notes. Good balance with fine soft tannins, long ending with earthy mineral character. Developing nicely and has lots of room to age. Consistently good. A Fav! — 12 hours ago