François Villard

François Villard

Les Terrasses du Palat Condrieu Viognier 2009

Enjoyed. Had thought it was past its time but still holding up well. — 19 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Choisilles Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2017

Saman Hosseini

More fruit than mineral drive. Mango, nectarine, linear acidity, slight chalky mineral finish. Excellent length and purity. Paired with Thai shrimp and basil stir fry. — 19 days ago

Keith, Vasanth and 2 others liked this
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Vasanth Balakrishnan

It’s always interesting to find wines that pair with Thai cuisine.

Jean François Ganevat

Les Vignes de Mon Père Côtes du Jura Savagnin 2004

This was a fantastic bracket to kick off our much deserved end of harvest lunch. The four Savignin wines were electric and no more so than the 2004 Vigne de mon Pere from Ganevat (which foiled an 18 month Comté perfectly). It was exceptional even in such elite company and somehow looks as fresh as a daisy after 130 months in a single 600lt cask. Easily my greatest Jura white ever - 2004 — 19 days ago

Iwan, Carla and 13 others liked this
Bill Bender

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🔥 any notes on the Arbois Pupillin @Fraser McKinley 👀
Fraser McKinley

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Sure thing @Bill Bender ~ the 2004 VSO pictured opened beautifully and had it not been for the wine above, it would have comfortably stolen the show. We chased it down with a 1999 VSO which was still special but without the freshness and zip that the ‘04s possessed. They were so much fun to sip away on over a couple of hours 💥
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Thank you sir. Those bottles are near impossible to source these days....5 years ago they were relatively plentiful

François Villard

La Brocarde Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2000

Donald Patz

So different from most American Syrahs - purity and finesse are the goals from François Villard with his top Côte-Rôtie vineyard. At 19 years it’s beautifully developed, complex, earth, licorice, cherry, smoke, herb and wildflower. A delight to drink — a month ago

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@Donald Patz Cheers 🍷

François Lecompte

Millésime Premier Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2010

Pleasantly surprised. Moderately sweet, all things considered, but has that acidity that grabs you at the back of your mouth. — 22 days ago

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François Pinon

Brut Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2012

Clean, crisp, refreshing, bone dry, and mildly complex finish. — 6 days ago

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François Dumas

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2014

Ouvert 12h
Nez d orange sanguine florale
Bouche attaque suave avec de la mâche milieu de biuchejuteux et fiable gourmande légèrement réglisse et violette
Zéro bois vanille🙏🏻
Bravo ja dore 👍👍👍
— 14 days ago

Billy, Riddley and 2 others liked this

Jean François Ganevat

De Toute Beauté Nature Gamay 2016

Out of the gate the nose has great lift and tells you this wine is au naturale. Funk and fizz in the best way possible. Flavors of crunchy raspberry, potting soil and minerals. Great acidity. Definitely not a pop and pour wine. — 7 days ago

Mark, Joe and 33 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2004

just on fire with oyster shell and salinity, wonderful fruit, so long and still so young. — 9 days ago

romo, Seth and 6 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2000

Jeremy Shanker

In its prime drinking window. Incredible wine. My mind is blown 🤯 — 8 days ago

Ryan, Riddley and 10 others liked this