Domaine Tempier

Cabassaou Bandol Mourvèdre Blend 2008

Garrique, baked earth, wild fennel aromas wrapped by blackberry, blackberry and black current fruit. Tannins are rich but fruit fruit driven. Lots of spiced black fruit and hint of earth. Drunk to soon. — 12 days ago

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Domaine Jamet

Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2014

Our recent meal at The Modern continued with the aid of this very food friendly Syrah from Domaine Jamet. Jamet is one of Cara's favorite producers, in part because of her penchant for barnyard notes (regressive childhood memories playing in the British countryside, maybe). Through the generosity of friends we have been lucky enough to try numerous vintages of the Cote Rôtie. The entry level Syrah was something new. It is distinctly Jamet in that the signature barnyard notes are present and distinctive. The difference lies in the structure. This wine is lightweight in structure and the tanins are barely there. It is extremely approachable in the near term, and was just gorgeous with my beef course at The Modern. I may snag a few bottles. Perhaps one to tuck into while the Cote Rôtie gains age. — 5 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Nice review

Domaine Leroy

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2000

David T
9.2

Nose of; sweet & sour dark cherries, some fruit liqueur and alcohol notes, macerated; blackberries, blackberries, blueberries, black plum, plum & strawberries. Cinnamon, vanilla, sweet, rich, moist, dark earth, very light spice, some black licorice, crushed dry powdery limestone, fresh & dry dark red florals, red roses and violets. The palate is full medium and gorgeously round. The tannins still have some teeth. It’s a good time to have our last 2000 of this wine. Ripe, sweet & sour; black cherries, blackberries, strawberries, black plum, plum, blue fruit notes, touch of prune, & black raspberries. Light cinnamon & vanilla, sweet, rich, moist, dark earth, very light spice, some black licorice, fruit liqueur notes, black tea, crushed dry limestone, soft volcanic minerals with an edge as they set, some bramble, fresh & dry dark red florals, red roses and violets. The acidity is like Niagara. The structure, tension, balance and length is rock solid. The finish is; long, elegant and beautiful. The thing I like about the Domaine Leroy Village wines is that they basically make it very similarly to their wines that cost in excess of $800-$1500 upon release. However, their Village wine is around $50 if you buy it right. The difference in their village wines are the vineyard sites, but once the fruit gets to the Domaine, the grapes are handled in a very similar fashion. All sites separately fermented. Great wine and even better value. Lalou Bize-Leroy (mid right photo) still owns 25% of DRC. Lalou was once also the managing Director of DRC as well. She stepped aside over differences of opinion regarding yields and being completely biodynamic. Lalou prefers very low yields. Domaine Leroy is completely biodynamic. Lalou Bize-Leroy also has her own vine training method and all pruning is done strictly by hand. Additionally, she believes in the benefits of singing to her vines (her babies) daily. Lalou Bize-Leroy is and will forever be a legend in Burgundy as she has been deemed “The Queen of Burgundy!” — 16 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin

Also thanks for helping me to notice the label differences. I went back to review the bottle I had a few weeks ago, and on closer inspection, noticed and updated the wine to the Maison version.
David T

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I was thinking of their Cru price differences as I was still rubbing my eyes waking up.
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin

For the price of one Cru bottle, I could almost buy two cases of the B-R village. I haven't won the lottery over here, yet, so best to procure wisely (with your advice)! Thanks.

Domaine Tempier

La Migoua Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2010

Beautiful and still youthful - 2010 vintage. Plenty of dark fruit and spices. Fruit tannins are generous. — 9 days ago

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Domaine Tempier

Bandol Mourvedre Rosé Blend 2016

2016 vintage on Dec 19, 2017 at Sun River, OR with Rhett and Family. Bought 6 bottles at Zupan’s in Aug 2017. Complex and age-worthy rosé, but my willpower to keep is uncertain. — a month ago

Domaine Drouhin

Laurène Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2006

Ron R
9.2

Changing lanes with this Oregon pinot. Spellbinding notes of dark chocolate and sandalwood on the nose. Wonderful poise and grace on the palette. The entry is soft and graceful with redcurrants, strawberries and rhubarb sailing on. Tannins and acidity are fused together nicely. A very elegant, precise showing which won’t evolve to a better place, so consume this vintage now. — 2 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I visited this winery a number of years ago. Very fancy. The Lauren is a Barrell select as I recall. Very fine wine and worth a visit to the vineyard
Ron R

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Yes @Hugh O'Riordan. I have a statistics conference in Feb. I’m torn between the wineries or snowboarding 🏂 I think my plank of wood is gonna win, tho. But I agree with your point. This is a great producer.

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rouge Mourvedre Blend 2014

Great silky and dark flavor. Very inky purple in color. — 2 days ago

Domaine Tempier

Cuvée Spéciale Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2013

Beautiful dark ruby color, rich red berries and leather, super soft tannins, and nice acidity — 23 days ago

Domaine Pardon

Domaine Pardon Cuvee Tim Regnie 2015

Maybe I am just in the mood for Beaujolais Cru? This would be a fun wine to blind taste, because it really does have a lot to offer at sub $15. Medium tannin structure, concentrated flavors of blackberry cordial, bing cherries, red apples, flint smoke, green and black pepper corns, and a touch of fresh rosemary. Ample acidity, but some balance to it, with a slight evidence of Oak aging. Maybe it is due to this being a 2015, which has been a great vintage for Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhone. — 4 days ago

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Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

Let's set up a blind tasting @Matt Trader, TWP !

Domaine Laroche

Vieille Voye Chablis Chardonnay 2014

Wow, what an impressive showing. Grabbed on a whim and I'm glad I did. Single vineyard Chablis sitting at the base of the 1er cru vineyard Vaillons and it certainly drinks like PC juice. Loads of minerals and saline notes - one of the few Chablis I've had recently that have that distinctive "oyster shell" quality. It tastes like an ice bed of fresh oysters. Beautifully high acid, lime, crisp apple, and baked almond/marzipan. Great with citrus-glazed salmon and alfreddo. — 9 days ago

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