Domaine Du Château

Domaine Overnoy

Côtes du Jura Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass

Quickly becoming my favorite Jura Pinot this is a knockout in 2018. Nose is layered, dense and elite. Screams of place. Heavenly ripe cherries that are round. Really ethereal and just so impressive. Palate is round, tangy and elegant. Beautiful freshness and purity. Concentrated but light on its feet and one epic finish. Really really juicy and terrific powdery tannins. Sensing this needs air to fill out. But might impressive now. Amazingly, fresh, energetic and vibrant. Awesome. With air this is filling out but with mineral tinged tannins and structure. It’s more complete after 30 minutes but also less approachable. Let’s see where it goes. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Auguste Clape

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2015

Baby Cornas...really singing after 5 hours in the decanter...tertiary aromas showing. Cranberry, wet stone, roasted meat, olives, currants. Medium finish with a softening tannic undergirding outlining the beauty of the overall picture. Remember when this was $40? — 3 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Severn, Jim and 13 others liked this
Andrew Schirmer

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@Severn Goodwin I was too late for Gonon, missed that train 😢
Lyle Fass

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@Andrew Schirmer I sell at least 5-7 st jo better, just as good as and cheaper than Gonon.

Domaine Font de Michelle

Cuvée Etienne Gonnet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2004

This needed a little time to decant and open up. Plum, tobacco, vanilla, and raisins on the nose. A tasty balance of dark berry fruit, oak, and graphite on the palate. Screams a need for savory food and answers that call with aplomb. Drink now as this is on the way down, but delightful now. — 11 days ago

Ira, Tom and 7 others liked this

Domaine Frédéric Lambert

Tradition Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Savignin 2016

With standard Jura form, light Sherry notes today but otherwise, no new notes this evening. This wine is amazing for its quality and price ($30 from @Lyle Fass in 2019 $'s) and this will go another decade! (The walnut notes are great!)

Cork pulled for a 4H slow oxidation, then 1H decant.

Paired to lemon chicken in a dill cream sauce; cast iron pan from stove top to oven, becoming our most versatile piece of cookware!

A fantastic pairing tonight!

Prior notes:
Nose has Atlantic sea breeze, toasted walnuts, fresh walnuts, green grape skins, shredded green apple, light vinegar salad dressing and dry sandstone.
Palate has grilled green grapes, walnut flour, oxidized green apple, oxidized yellow apple, salty butter, smoked lemon with sharp acidity. The oxidative notes are balanced, but certainly make themselves noticable. Finish is forever, great wine!
— 3 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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I adore Lambert

Chateau Du Moulin À Vent

Les Terasses Du Château 2018

Nice entry level cuvée for this Moulin-à-vét of which Château is one of the sure values ​​of the appellation. Crunchy and fruity, yet with discreet aging notes that suggest mastery and know-how. Simple but classy.

Belle entrée de gamme pour ce moulin a vent dont le Château fait parti des valeurs sûres de l’appellation. Croquant et fruité avec néanmoins les notes d’élevage discrètes qui suggèrent maîtrise et savoir faire. Simple et classieux.
— 19 days ago

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Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Sweet and approachable with that uber sweet CDP perfume. Plum and berry compote with orange zest. Zinfandel-like fruit quotient. Bay. Not complex, but generous. Drink now. — 2 days ago

Rhonely, Ted and 23 others liked this

Domaine Macle

Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Savagnin 2015

Aldehyde-forward with notes of o2. Rich (14% abv) and textured but with a nice streak of acid. Needs cheese or something — 6 days ago

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Domaine Gramenon

Sierra du Sud Côtes du Rhône Syrah

Phenomenal value for an ageable Syrah heavy Cotes du Rhone. Like a baby fonsalette, cracked pepper red and purple fruit savory warm sand and herbs. Light to medium body, crushable with great acid and still kicking on day 2. — 8 days ago

Alex Lallos
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Andrew, Dawn and 2 others liked this

Domaine de la Janasse

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1997

And once in a while amongst still half a case of (too) old chateauneuf you find a bottle that has survived the time. Color clear, transparent at the edge going from yellow to deeper orange to scarlet. Nose complex and alive. Peppery, garigue, sweet. A joy to drink especially when you expect close to vinegar. What will the last 6 bottles bring ? — 11 days ago

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Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée De Mon Aïeul Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2006

Black raspberry, grilled meat, wet earth and garrigue. The wine threw an eighth of an inch of sediment. A very chewy and thoroughly enjoyable CDP, much more interesting than the base wine. @Bob McDonald thanks inspiring the pull. — 11 days ago

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@S.R.Alexander Thanks. Which wine did I have that inspired the pull?