Gascony, Southwest France

Domaine du Tariquet

Classic Côtes de Gascogne Ugni Blanc Blend 2015

Excellent Gascogne Ugni/Colombard blend. Super fresh, with lemon, tangerine, & floral accents. Great for a warm SoCal "fall" night. — 11 days ago

Domaine de Pellehaut

Harmonie de Gascogne Chardonnay Blend

Love this wine! Was excited to drink it just from the aroma. Goes down very very easily. — 23 days ago

Domaine du Moulin

Vieilles Vignes Blanc Sec Gaillac White Blend

Wow! One of the best whites that I have had this year. SB and Lion de l'oeil. Similar to a White Bordeaux but has distinctive spice component on the palate. Not familiar with the other grape but it blends well with the SB. Gives it more body and flavor. Very enjoyable bottle. — 18 hours ago

Domaine du Tariquet

Les Premières Grives Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne Gros Manseng 2016

A: clear, medium, gold color
N: aromatic and youthful, tropical fruit
P: medium sweet, full bodied, fresh acidity, some complexity, good balance, flavorful with a long finish; grape, pineapple, apple, pear, with a hint of floral flavor (e.g. blossom)
O: Very good. Easy, delicate, and fruity. A favorite among friends.
— 17 days ago

Domaine Cauhapé

Chant des Vignes Jurançon Sec Gros Manseng Petit Courbu 2015

First thing I notice is the golden color. Very floral, white flowers, can smell the green stem of a flower. Smells very hot, with mineral/shell/slate. Also smells sweet, honey suckle, and butterscotch. Must be oaked at least slightly. Tastes hot, high acidity, citrus notes/grapefruit. Very juicy as well, in guava, pineapple, tropical fruits for sure, and green grapes. Also low mouth feel, aka thin, but it is refreshing. I've never tried either of these grapes and really enjoy it. Pretty complex and tasty! — 2 days ago

Alyssa Romano
with Alyssa

Château Haut-Monplasir

Cahors Malbec 2014

Lushly ripe blackberries tamed with the leathery burr of tannins. Black licorice? Richly welcoming fall. Leaves crunching- though they’re not yet. Fire leaping- though I not yet need it. Sweaters wreak slightly of cedar- but sit in wait. Boots freshly oiled. Classical music or is that Blues? Blues. Bass guitar. Harmonica. Drums. This wine is lovely — 11 days ago

Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont)

Madiran Tannat Blend

Nose of black currant and, toasted bread, smoke, meat. The palate is still very young with vivid tannins, great acidity and red fruits. A bit unbalanced at first, it gets gentler after a while. Needs air in a decanter (which we hadn't done). Will give it another go later — 11 days ago

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Domaine Brana

Axeria Irouleguy Cabernet Franc 2008

Red fruit, floral, dried herbs, mushroom and a bit of herbaceousness. M acid, body and tannin. Love it! — 2 days ago

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Domaine de L'Horgelus

Côtes de Gascogne Sauvignon Gros Manseng

Wonderful aroma, crisp and fruity, a pleasure to drink — a month ago

Didier Dagueneau

Les Jardins de Babylone Jurançon Petit Manseng 2007

A consistently stellar wine — 10 hours ago

Haley DuncanMatt Duncan
with Haley and Matt
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