Loire Valley, France

Domaine de l'Ecu (Guy Bossard)

Ange Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.6

Wow. I love this wine. Such a sick Pinot. Nose of tangy cherry fruit, cranberry, spice, incredible purity, palate is sweet and energetic with terrific sour cherry fruit and so much minerality and freshness. Drinks like great German Spätburgunder. Very complex. So fine with elegant tannins but they are substantial. So silky and sweet. This is outstanding and the freshest most complex vintage yet. What a finish. — 9 days ago

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Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

One of my favorite producers anywhere! This pinot is outstanding
Zack Hall

Zack Hall

Totally agree. Great wine!

Domaine de Bellivière (Eric Nicolas)

Les Rosiers Jasnières Chenin Blanc

Vintage 2010 / golden colour, minerals and honey in smell. Surprisingly powerfull in taste. Good balance. Clearly flesh on the bones. Not an easy wine because there are vibrant bitters, a chenin blanc for tasters with an acquired CB taste. / Paired fine with Miehoen Singapore with shrimps, eggs and Tsa Sieuw pork — 8 days ago

Peter, Mark and 14 others liked this

Domaine du Moulin (Hervé Villemade)

Cheverny Pinot Noir Gamay 2017

Such a perfect summer red. Fragrant, light, gobs of tangy, ripe fruit. Very refreshing, with zingy acids and only 11.5% alcohol. Bone dry finish shows chalky, limestoney minerality at the end. — 5 days ago

Ely, James and 10 others liked this

François Chidaine

Touraine Grolleau Blend Rose

Fruity, floral, and mineral, this rosé has notes of strawberries, ruby red grapefruit, red apple peel, wilted peonies, dry earth, and flint. 🍓🍉 Med+ acidity and a smooth, round mouthfeel. I honestly love everything Chidaine does so I might be a bit biased. — 6 days ago

P, Severn and 6 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc

Decant this bad boy for at least a half hour, give it a big swirl and you’ll get a wine that has an earthy backdrop that lays down in your mouth and plants delicate tannin roots and sprouts blackberries and purple flowers and maybe a red rose. When I finish this bottle, mayhaps I’ll put a rose in it too. — 4 days ago

Trixie, Daniel and 13 others liked this
Ellen Clifford

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@Trixie it’s good stuff!
Ellen Clifford

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@Jay Kline yah I’m into it!
Ellen Clifford

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Oh and thanks @Matt Perlman for the recommendation!

Domaine Bobinet

Du Rififi a Beaulieu Chenin Blanc

Not like the beer capped Pet Nats - not necessarily better, but different. Traditional. It’s rich and austere and elegant and has more in common with grower’s champagne. The aromas are bold with autolyse and white flowers with flavors of baked apples and bitter almonds. — 9 days ago

Sharon, Alex and 12 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Put this on my wishlist, thx!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Enjoy @Peter van den Besselaar ! For those on the fence with pet nat

Domaine de la Roche Bleue

Val d'Aunis Rose 2018

Val d’Aunis, Rose made from pineau d’Aunis. Salty and herbal on the nose, citrusy and peachy on the palate. Extremely pale pink. Fizzy and spicy. Medium (+) acidity. 12.5% abv. — 5 days ago

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Domaine de Pallus

Les Pensées de Pallus Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Oh zippy. It is less a hedonist and more and artist. An artist keen on committing to a movement whilst retaining its agency. It has a bit of a funky nose so do the swirl decant dance. Then you’ll have fun earth an every color of pepper and tannins that speak up then stand down yet linger respectfully in the background a like a chaperon who keeps just enough distance. Prob my fave Chinon yet. — 16 hours ago

Paul, Serge and 8 others liked this
Tyler Martinelli

Tyler Martinelli

I love this wine 👌🏻

Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Réserve Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1989

Un petit plaisir de fin de soirée... wow. Des aromes tropicaux, de la peche, mangue, abricot, ananas. C’est gouleyant, sucré et sexy. Malgré le sucre bien présent, aucune lourdeur et a gardé une belle fraicheur. Un hit autour de la table. S’est vidé tres rapidement. — 17 days ago

Sylvain, Hanibal and 4 others liked this

Domaine de la Pépière

La Pépiè Val de Loire Côt

superb wine. surprising at first sight. dark dress, nose evoking chicken as the label indicates. in the mouth a beautiful roundness and a generous fruit. a range of rich and complex flavors evoking vegetal notes of vegetables (fennel) and plum fruit as well as floral notes of rose, as well as licorice. it is a very beautiful success !! it will be enjoyed at 18 to 12-13 degrees to give either fruity or alcohol. in both cases this wine is really very well done! let it settle to allow it to give all its aromatic potentiality. magnificent — 17 days ago

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