Famille Masson

Barrat Masson

Grain d'argile Extra Brut Pinot Noir Chardonnay

Nose has recently washed lemon, briney sea spray, cold limestone gravel, nondescript white flowers, cold salt slab and whole walnuts.

Palate has fresh lemon pith, lemon flesh, limestone paste, salty water and crushed shale. Wonderful bottle, acidity and minerality are just amazing. Give this bottle plenty of air and experience it slightly above cellar temperature for happy times.

A fully different experience in comparison to our prior bottle, so yes you can certainly have off bottles of young Champagne. My experiences with oddly showing Champagne, luckily has been limited, maybe one per year or less on average.

20% Pinot Noir / 80% Chardonnay
20% 2014 Vintage / 80% 2015 Vintage
Disgorged February 2019
— 14 days ago

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Famille Lançon

La Solitude Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2017

Definitely needs to open up a bit, but quite nice. — 10 days ago

Famille Perrin

Réserve Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2017

Ruby in color with lots of fruit and spice on the nose, cherries, raspberries, vanilla, black pepper. Medium in body and acid, slight tannins, but it balances nicely with the acidity and fruit. Cherry, licorice, some earth and more black pepper on the palate, I like that bite of the acidity and lingering finish.
I made a roast and it softens the tannins and acidity and brings out the strawberry and fruit flavors. I like it even more with food!
— 22 days ago

Famille Jouffreau

Cuvée des Vignes Centenaires Cahors Malbec 2015

Lyle Fass
9.6

This is a sexy beast if I’ve ever had one. Nose is ill. Dank clay, moss, cigar, tobacco, berry liquer, flowers, feral. So so deep. Will take decades to fully express itself. Mineral. Clay. So much clay. Just so unique. Palate is so so creamy, concentrated and has beastly tannins that pump out unreal, thick berry and cherry fruit. So pure. So sweet. So thick. Painfully young. Super ripe tannins and loads of dry extract. Insanely ling finish. Like minutes. Sick wine. Way too young. But incredible. Better in 10-15 years. — 13 days ago

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Famille Perrin

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Love this wine and this amazing vineyard/family/producer/artisan. 90 minute decant. Enjoyed with grilled filets from DeBragga and roasted Brussels sprouts w/bacon, garlic, olive oil & sea salt. Spectacular meal! . In honor of Mother’s Day. Cheers to all! — 14 days ago

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Famille Bougrier (Domaines Bougrier)

Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Reasonably priced Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. True to Loire terroir, high acidity with citrus and mineral notes. Bought at Total Wine, I’ll look for again. — 8 days ago

Famille Bougrier (Domaines Bougrier)

Rosé d'Anjou Gamay - Grolleau Blend 2019

Bright pale salmon in color. Cherry Bazooka on the nose. Medium light-bodied palate of red cherry and dried strawberry (with no Bazooka). Medium plus acidity balances the overt fruit quite well. Classic Rosé d’A in all of its fruity goodness. A rare French wine that fits right in with American “sippin’ culture” while still a perfect compliment to spicy fare or soft cheeses. If you’re one of those folks who claims to “not like anything sweet,” get over yourself and stop lying. The epitome of fruity rosé is just waiting to help you get through summer 2020. Let it. Drink now. — 19 days ago

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Famille Perrin

Les Hauts De Julien Grenache Blend 2016

Ripe and rich. Needs a few years to settle down. Immensely drinkable. — 15 days ago

Famille Bougrier (Domaines Bougrier)

Grande Reserve Vieilles Vignes Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Rob B
8.9

Definitely best enjoyed as a sweet wine! Did I mention very sweet! Was originally trying to pair this with pork chops, thinking it was a dry chenin blanc, NOPE! Ended up pairing with the cheese course instead. — 12 days ago