Christian Venier

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. — 3 days ago

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Christian Bertoni

Château Côte Puyblanquet Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Nose: earth, earthworm, alcohol, old wood, mulberry, nettle. Subtle savoury herbs. A dash of calendula. Beef.

Taste: savory, soup (herbs), toasty on the finish. Fruit quite restrained. I am not convinced it has aged well, but I do enjoy it. Makes me want to eat beef stew. 89-90. EDIT: a little more (red) fruit emerges with air and improves it.
— 24 days ago

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Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Tried twice! Napa property of Bordeaux producer Christian Moueix; wine is bottled at historic Napanook Vineyard. Blend of 89% Cab Sauv, 6% Cab Franc,5% Petit Verdot, aged 40% new French oak, dark Ruby, aromas of dark currant-like berries, tobacco & cedar. Palate layers of ripe blackberry, black cherry & cassis with vanilla, cacao & espresso. Well balanced, fine soft integrated tannins, long finish ending with floral, fruit, mineral & slight earthy character. Needs 6 years in the bottle but will last 20+ years! Good as Cab gets! — 9 days ago

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Martine & Christian Rouchier

Luc Saint Joseph Syrah 2015

Great producer of SJ displaying clean, pure flavors of Syrah that are inky & perfumed — 8 days ago

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Christian Tschida

Tschida Non-Tradition Grüner Veltliner

This was Minute Maid lemonade mix, violets, and the smell of freshly sanded wood. Really fine acidity and surprising depth. I could sniff these for hours. I kinda did. I think @Carla Hine thought I was weird for doing so. — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Carla Hine Has a good palate and nose. But I agree, some wines I only want to smell...
Carla Hine

Carla Hine

@Doctor No @Severn Goodwin hahahaha. I didn’t think it was weird. We were all trying to puzzle through it, while also trying to come up with the most obnoxious/twee aromatic note we could. I think I settled on acacia resin. 😆 It was a great bottle that kept me coming back for more.
Bobby Gilbane

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I once sniffed an oil can at the edge of the Black Sea for months only to realize my true love contained nothing but the mysteries of Caspian Sea foam. The answer is never what it seems.

Christian Tschida

Laissez - Faire Scheurebe 2020

Sorrel, raspberry, light magenta, acid over tannin, raspberry, sorrel — 6 days ago

Christian Tschida

Himmelauf Erden Zweigelt Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 drinking great in 2022, had time to settle down and still show zing and fruit. Outstanding effort from a really good winemaker and pioneer. — 16 days ago

Christian Moueix

Ulysses Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

2014 is fantastic. "Clean". Let the french oak and the fruit do the talking. Light tannin. Only going to get better — 25 days ago

Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils

Cuvée Guy Moreau Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Un autre classique pour moi que j’adore, équilibre, classe, élégance et pureté comme toujours, acidité plus en retrait sur cette bouteille toutefois mais très légèrement, se boit toujours comme un charme. 90-91

Balance, class, elegance and pure fruit and flavours, gorgeous but with the acidity just a slight touch backwards, still gorgeous and drinks like a charm.
— a month ago

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