Clovis Forest

Ochota Barrels

a forest Pinot Noir

Like many I opened a bottle of ochota last week to toast the life of Taras Ochota who passed on Monday. I have long loved the Ochota wines and have felt lucky to have them in the Charleston market, but this “A Forest” Pinot was a gift from afar and one I  have held onto for a year knowing the right time would come to open it. Well, last week seemed perfect time to celebrate a person who was a leader in making natural wines that were vibrant, beautiful, and sound. Any article about Taras and his wife Amber brimmed with their positive energy, and I loved this quote from him that appeared in a Imbibe tribute:

‘We could make more,’ he said to a room full of journalists, sitting round his enormous kitchen table last year. ‘But then I’d have to work harder, and then I wouldn’t be drinking wine with you guys.

‘I just want to make wine and have a nice life.’

Here’s to a life well lived! ❤️
— 6 days ago

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Domaine Saint Préfert

Collection Charles Giraud Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

Intens nose of black forest fruit and garrigue. Full bodied with lots of fruit and sweet ripe tannins. Long aftertaste. Still young but excellent after some breathing time. — 6 days ago

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David Duband

Côtes de Nuits-Village Pinot Noir 2016

Nice focused black fruits forest floors -really nice balance and focus for a regional wine 2016 Vintage 🍷 — 15 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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Slight floral


Great photo! Cheers!🍷

Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Dauvissat crushed this vintage. Deep, precise and with riveting concentration and energy. Citrus fruits, white flowers, crushed stones and hints of sea spray. Finishes with great length, focus and tension. If you think it’s too young then you haven’t had it! :) — 7 days ago

Russ, Ryan and 14 others liked this

The Withers Winery

Mr. Burgess Sierra Foothills Red Rhone Blend 2014

The most forestry nose syrah I’ve experienced. Which is consistent with other ratings. More like a brambly foothill oak forest rather than the elegant pine forest nose you find in some coastal pinots.  it’s not a one liner... has some good depth and length. — 17 days ago

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Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1991

Truly exceptional offering from a less than stellar vintage. wet forest underscoring pure Cabernet — 14 days ago

Shay, Matt and 23 others liked this

La Biòca

Aculei Barolo 2016

The 2016 vintage of Barolo is spectacular and this is no exception. Mature dark fruit nose - mature earth with moderate density and lingering tannins. This wine took me to an enchanted forest after a rainstorm. — 8 days ago

Daniel, Anthony and 1 other liked this

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1991

Lead pencil and dark fruits with tertiary forest floor notes...still with plenty of life — 7 days ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this

Domaine Marc Roy

Clos Prieur Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2018

Plum, black cherry, blackberry, wet forest floor, iron, fine grippy tannin 🍂🍄🤤✨ — 5 days ago

Paul, Aravind and 17 others liked this


No flowers? I hope this is not a trend.
Brendan Baker

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@romo sorry I left em out 😂🌷🌹🌷🌹

Louis Jadot

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2016

Rain-soaked forest floor, tart red fruit (cherry, cranberry). Medium plus acidity, medium tannins. 13% ABV. Not very complex.

91 points
— 5 days ago

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