Guardian Cellars

Guardian Cellars

Newsprint Columbia Valley Malbec

Peppery and light, very drinkable and entertaining. — a month ago

Guardian Cellars

Gun Metal Conner Lee Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Really well done and balanced. The vanilla is melo against the oak & paired well with a marinara spinach ravioli. Was thinking different and set me right, wish they all were this good. — 6 months ago

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Guardian Cellars

Felony Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Raisin in color, fruit & leather on the nose, full bodied medium-high tannins, sumptuous dark fruit, tobacco leaf, plum sauce, and a hint of mint. Baking spices on the long finish. — a year ago

Guardian Cellars

Confidential Source Merlot 2016

The 2016 was just released on October 1, 2018 and should enjoy a long shelf life — 2 years ago

Markham Vineyards

Guardian Vineyard Malbec 2017

Of course it’s big. Characteristically dark-bright hued. Chocolate. Spicy. Good now, but needs 5yr to come into its own. — 4 months ago

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Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2014

David T
9.4

@Delectable this is 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin, “Blanchot”

The nose reveals; candle wax, lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, topical melons, beeswax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter, with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers.

The palate is; rich, lush, round, waxy and elegantly smooth. Excellent viscosity. Glorious as it slips over the beautiful mouthfeel. Sour lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp & candy, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, guava, topical melons, beeswax, candle wax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, saline, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers. The acidity is; round, phat & lively. The finish is; polish, rich, lush, balance fruit & earth and has no hiccups. Great wire to wire.

Photos of; one of their Vineyards, Benoît Droin tasting through his wines & Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin,

Producer notes; The Droins have been producing wines in Chablis for nearly 400 years (their history as vignerons goes back at least to 1620). Benoît is the 14th generation guardian.

The Domaine has 13 hectares of vineyards and produces 14 different wines, including Petit Chablis, Chablis, 7 Premiers Crus and 5 Grand Crus. They prune specific to each vineyard. The wines are fermented differently by vineyard.

All their wines are fermented in mature oak. The Blanchots are all fermented and matured in tank. Vaillons, Mont de Milieu and Montée de Tonnerre receive 25 per cent of barrel fermentation and maturation, 35 per cent for Vosgros and Vaudésir, 40 per cent for Montmains and Valmur, peaking at 50 per cent for Fourchaume, Grenouilles and Les Clos. However the age of the oak and the choice of tonnelier may vary according to the cuvée. The maximum new oak is ten per cent in the Grand Crus.
— 9 months ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Thank you David, I had the chance to visit this domaine in 2018 and I am a big fan of their wines. It is quite a wonderful visit with Benoit who is very knowledgeable and passionate where one can appreciate the different terroirs and character of each of their wines.

Guardian Peak

Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

As tasty as I recall... been looking forward to tasting this again. — 6 months ago

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Newsprint Columbia Valley Petit Sirah 2016

Deep purple in color. Opens up nicely with aeration. — 2 years ago

Barb Anderson

Barb Anderson

Deep purple in color. Opens up nicely with aeration.
Barb Anderson

Barb Anderson

Deep purple in color. Nice finish. Opens up nicely with aeration.

Domaine Costa Lazaridi

Amethystos Blanc 2017

Mandi Speidel
9.3

Loosing your debit card on the street=meeting your guardian angel and drinking Greek wine in Greektown. OPA!!!!!!!! — 3 years ago

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