Carignan

Château Fond Cyprès

Le Carignan de la Source 2020

Ming L
9.0

Full of red fruits yet meaty and rustic. Full body. Dense and powerful on the palate with vivid acidity. Rustic mild tannins.

Though labeled as Vin de France, the juicy is from 60-year old vine of the domaine in Corbières, Languedoc. Natural wine.

Terrific stuff.
— 20 days ago

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Where do you buy this?
Ming L

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@Jae Cho Had this in Paris last week. Seems there is an importer for the domaine in the US, but I could not find online availability.
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@Ming L sounds fantastic

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé Blend 2020

Perfect extraction. Tropical peach papaya flavors. Enticing acidity. Tantalizing. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Tempier

Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2016

So much going on in this glass! Iron, barnyard, garrigue, black cherry, plum, leather, moist soil, dried flowers and herbs, spice, anise, and cocoa powder. A beautiful wine!

First Hummingbird April 27th! Earliest sighting for me!
— 17 days ago

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How nice! Glad you saw a hummingbird! 🌸

David Marcel

Pipeño Aupa Maipo Valley Pais Cariñan 2020

YES ! Finally after some time, a País that is not Brett drenched.

Chilled is best for this wine, cranberry, bacon fat, cherry, a touch of that skin contact tannin.

Smooth and right on time for a warm day working the garden.
This is delicious and worth seeking out.
— 24 days ago

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Lovely review! Cheers!🍷
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Probably best drunk young to avoid the Brett potential. Sounds delicious if you get a good one.

Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2000

Château Musar Bekaa Valley Rouge 2000: Medium-bodied. Medium acidity. Elegant structure & balance with silky, integrated tannins. Bordeaux nose with evolving layers from dark to red fruits. Dried herbs. Spice. Tobacco. Earth. Long smooth finish. All in all, this wine was drinking perfectly. Hitting all the right notes even at the 22 year mark. It doesn’t get much better than this delicious, exotic beauty. What an amazing & memorable vintage & wine! Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 14 days ago

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Lorenza

California Rosé Blend 2021

Nice Morvèdre dominant Rosé. Dry, crap, lots of nice fruit with a floral nose. — 16 days ago

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Ruth Lewandowski Wines

Boaz Testa Vineyard Carignan 2020

Could smell this for days. Carignan predominant with cherries, but some blueberry jam, hint of pepper, hint of raw cocoa, some pine forest. Palate has a lot of tannin, more cherries, blueberry pie including crust, baking spice, hint of lime zest, and then a meaty game quality. Fascinating. Probably better in 5 years. — a month ago

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@Brandon Boesch I think you want to fix that vintage, lol.  I’m too old to have time go that fast. 🤣
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@Ira Schwartz that is hilarious. Maybe when he’s shipping the grapes from California to Utah then bottles back there’s a time warp.

Bowines

Malcriado Valle del Maule Carignan Cabernet Sauvignon

Inspección:
Opaco a translucidez
Brillo: Medio Alto
Ausencia de Sedimentos
Color: Granate con destellos Violeta
Intensidad: Media
Viscosidad: Media Alta
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Corta, con segunda tonalidad Violeta

Olfato:
Intensidad: Media
Frutos Maduros
Amplios Frutos Rojos (Cereza y Fresa)
Flores: Vainilla
Especies: Pimienta, Canela
Suelo Matriz Orgánica
Presencia de Madera
Extras: Confitado, Nuez

Gusto:
Semi Dulce
Cuerpo: Medio
Acidez: Media Baja
Alcohol: Medio Alto
Taninos: Medio
Complejidad: Media
Final: Medio
Equilibrado

Notas: Un blend muy interesante, audaz y finamente integrado. Afrutado, confitado, con mucha clase. Digno de camaradería.
— 3 days ago

Château Simone

Palette Red Rhone Blend 2013

Opened about an hour prior to service. The 2011 Chateau Simone pours a slightly turbid garnet color. Right off the first pour, this certainly isn’t faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Redolent of tart cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, cow pasture, red flowers, earth, mushrooms and grilled spiced meats. On the palate, the fruit and non-fruits are confirmed accompanied by stiff tannins and acid. The finish is long and satisfying. A wild yet charming wine. This was a fabulous pairing with grilled lamb chops. Drink now or over the next 5-10 years. — 8 days ago

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