Carte Blanche

Domaine Monier Perréol

Terre Blanche St. Joseph Syrah 2013

Saint Joseph, the other Northern Rhône. The 2013 Domaine Monier Terre Blanche gives floral notes, herbs, smoked meats, pepper and a bit of dark fruit. The Monier grapes come from the granite slopes above the town of St.-Désirat, a little north of the original St.-Joseph zone. This wine gives enough to make it both interesting and enjoyable.

Friday is finally here so I fired up the grill and roasted a delicious chicken. Grilled chicken and Syrah was a pretty perfect match. Happy weekend.
— 24 days ago

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La Bastide Blanche

Bandol Mourvèdre Blend Rosé 2016

Forgot about this one but still very fresh. Don’t let anybody tell you rose doesn’t improve in the bottle. Red berries, pit fruit, mandarin orange, fleshy with vibrant acidity — 2 months ago

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La Bastide Blanche

Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2015

Dark, brooding, almost fruitless. Deep and yet fresh.
Classic Bandol on the nose with leather, spices, garrigue, roast, dried mint and just barely a hint of dark, ripe, creamy blueberries & cassis.
On the palate this is supple, mid-weight, rich with pronounced yet so finely polished tannins. Juicy & fresh, poised and with great depth. A iron fist in a velvet glove.
Surprisingly accessible right after opening yet gains complexity & depth with time. A brilliant food wine! And great value, too!
Love it!!
— 3 months ago

Daniel and Lyle liked this

Ariston Fils

Aspasie Carte Blanche Champagne Blend 1794

Pear, yellow apple, and a toasty finish. — a month ago

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Paul and Tom liked this

Château La Tour Blanche

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2019

So fresh & floral with fresh apricots, light honey, a light punch of spice and just a hint of lanolin.
Nice balance on the palate, very, very juicy with grapey-apricoty freshness. Very exotic & aromatic.
This is young but drinking so nicely already!
— 2 months ago

Daniel and Andrew liked this

Drappier

Carte D'Or Champagne Blend

Walk into my favorite NC wine bar and it’s a French tasting. Here was the kickoff. Lovely beginning. — 3 months ago

Tom and Alexandre liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

J.L. Chave Sélection Hermitage Blanche Marsanne Roussanne 2015

Toasted coconut, custard with white peach, wool, mallow, mango and a hint of coconut. Good mineral tension. Resonant, creamy. Fantastic texture, in a nice spot. I love how whenever I open a bottle of this, I have doubts on day one but by three or four they are a perfume factory. — 22 days ago

Jan, Andrew and 28 others liked this

Drappier

Carte d'Or Brut Champagne Blend

Lemon and green apples on the nose. Similar flavors on the palate, along with hints of apricot and a clean mineral note. Fairly well balanced, but the acidity comes forward a bit too strong for my taste. The bubbles could be a bit more finessed, too. Overall solid. — 2 months ago