La Croix Du Prieuré

Croix Estate

Narrow Gauge Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Ron R
9.4

This is a new one for me, which was suggest by @Paul T- Huntington Beach - thanks bud.
This is a great Russian River example from Kirk Venge. Beautiful, vibrant nose of roasted almonds and honey. Palate is textured and focused. I’m serious when I say this mirrors aspects of Aubert’s appellation bottlings. Give this stunner a whirl. Sourced from Last Bottle at a competitive price.
— 8 days ago

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You guys are in for a treat. I’ll go back to this tonight and May up my score...
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Took the numbers up a notch after tasting on day 2.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

You popped it off the truck, wait till you let the bottles rest awhile then you’ll be up to 9.6.

Etienne Bécheras

Le Prieuré d'Arras Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

100% Syrah from vines that’s are 10-65 years old and managed manually for the most part. Fermented in concrete and aged for two years in barrels of various sizes but mostly larger (225L-600L). Popped and poured. This bottle took about ten minutes to open but when it did, ohhhhh baby! On the nose it was a mix of blue fruits, dark cherry, and a high end yoga studio...you know, the ones with incense of sandalwood, gardenia and bergamot...basically everything but the patchouli. On the palate, things got even more interesting with firm blue fruits, tart dark cherries, lightly spiced meats and minerals. The finish lasts for five minutes. In fact, there is crazy effect after a couple of minutes that reminds me of Acmella oleracea (Sichuan buttons or buzz buttons). Absolutely wild! Never had a wine do that. No doubt, this is a Saint-Joseph of the highest level. Definitely a producer to keep an eye out for. — a month ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Love the originality of your nose...the yoga studio 👍🙃 lovely to read
Josh Morgenthau

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@Jay Kline Wow, sounds great. Never even conceived of a wine with ma la flavor. Will have to look out for this.
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@Peter van den Besselaar Ha! Thanks...it’s an association thing so I figure I might as well share exactly what it reminds me of. @Josh Morgenthau the Sechuan button thing is crazy but I wasn’t the only one who remarked at it.

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

A very fine older Margaux. Nice structure and wonderful bouquet. — 8 days ago

Croix Estate

1904 Zinfandel 1904

Jammy Zin, plums and a bit of spice. Looking forward to holding on to the other bottles to see how they develop over time — 2 days ago

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Prieuré de Cénac

Cahors Malbec 2016

Methinks 2016 was a good year for this #cahors Château. Inky purple color in the glass. Allow for an hour to open up and take the edge of the tannins; then the nose opens up with black bramble fruit, cassis, slight baking spices, vanilla, molasses and yet still that classic Cahors earth / mushrooms. On the palate it continues that dark fruit, medium pleasing acidity plus coffee finishing with some muscular tannins and a long finish. It might be a touch hot at 14.5% ABV, but not egregiously so. A Château-bottled red from the ancestral home of #malbec for $7 at Costco. Lamb chops or a porterhouse would be a stellar pairing. — 9 days ago

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Vasanth Balakrishnan

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Methinks 2016 was a good year for this #cahors Château. Inky purple color in the glass. Allow for an hour to open up and take the edge of the tannins; then the nose opens up with black bramble fruit, cassis, slight baking spices, vanilla, molasses and yet still that classic Cahors earth / mushrooms. On the palate it continues that dark fruit, medium pleasing acidity plus coffee finishing with some muscular tannins and a long finish. It might be a touch hot at 14.5% ABV, but not egregiously so. A Château-bottled red from the ancestral home of #malbec for $7 at Costco. Lamb chops or a porterhouse would be a stellar pairing.

Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Blanc Chenin Blanc 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

A surprising Chenin Blanc from Chinon’s tuffeau soils, the result of long, long fermentation (12 months) in 500-liter barrel. On the nose, wet earth, citrus blossom and honeysuckle, then full-bodied with lots of peach, clementine and even mango flavors, a salty core, and a dry, stony finish. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)
— 16 days ago

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Château Vray Croix de Gay

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Definitely on the young side, but gave it a whirl after one hour in decanter. It was definitely open for business with plushness and more fruit forward characteristics of its youth. A really good Pomerol and one that I will continue to seek out. — 5 days ago

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Jean-Claude Lapalu

La Croix des Rameaux Brouilly Gamay 2016

Sour cherries, licorice and wild raspberries. A hint of leather and spices. A bit of barnyard that weathers out rather quickly and crushed rocks. There is structure, purity and acidity that tells you that this wine has potential to develope more over time. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Francois Lamarche

La Croix Rameau Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Very delicate and lean, quite feminine. Not yet resolved, but very elegant. This vineyard is a direct neighbor in the corner of Romanée-Saint-Vivant. — 11 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

La Croix des Grives Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2018

CdR with a big C! Very good QPR — 7 days ago

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