Loire Valley, France


Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé

Tonight I have opened the Langlois Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé Langlois-Château. This wine is made up of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Pinot Noir two grapes I just adore.

The nose has strawberry, raspberry, cherry, Necco Wafers candy, herbs and wet gravel.

On the palate is strawberry, raspberry, cherry, red currant and a nice crushed limestone minerality.

The wine has a beautiful pink-salmon color and is medium bodied with a pleasingly smooth creaminess mouthfeel and medium + acidity that moves seamlessly into a refreshingly long crisp finish. Welcome to the weekend, please be safe and stay healthy. Nostrovia! 🍾🍾🍾🍾
— 15 days ago

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François Chidaine

Clos Habert Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2015

Vintage 2015 | off dry Chenin Blanc with excellent balance and a smell that reveals new impressions every time you take the glass to your nose: honey and minerals are prominent | often a wine really expresses itself in combination with food. This Clos Habert is perfect with the peppery rilettes of local star butcher Jean Maurice Lejeune. Second day, with ham in aspic — 7 days ago

Peter, Jan and 30 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019

Delectable Wine

Baudry’s 2019 Chinon Rosé offers suave, mineral-accented aromas of fresh red berries and tangerine on the sharply focused nose. The palate is dry and energetic, with sappy strawberry, bitter cherry and orange zest flavors. Closes long and silky, with a faint touch of anise. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2020) — 12 days ago

David, Alex and 21 others liked this
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Jérôme Bretaudeau

La Justice Amphore Chardonnay

Alex Lallos

Phenomenal chardonnay. Lots of baked apple, pear and citrus flavors. Mineral driven and long finish. Excellent mouthfeel. Goes down oh so nice — 4 days ago

Severn, David and 4 others liked this

Domaine de la Renaudie

Touraine Chenonceaux

Vintage 2018 | Smell with tropical fruit: passionfruit, lychee. A taste with citrus, good balance. Awesome p/q, I prefer this above mediocre Sancerre. Nice Sauvignon Blanc for lunch, with a tomato/mozzarella salad, with codfish and a oven zucchini dish. — 14 days ago

Dick, Ronald and 15 others liked this

Domaine de la Butte

Mi-Pente Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

If you close your eyes and sniff, it has the huge aromatic volume of a cru classe right bank cab franc. But on the palate it’s way more linear and silky smooth and finishes long. — 6 days ago

Romain, Paul and 4 others liked this


Vogelzang Vineyard Mourvedre 2019

My first Dandi from the LF guys and I’m really impressed. Fantastic nose and fruit for this Mourvèdre from the Happy Canyon Santa Barbara AVA. 12.5% abv. Still young so give it a lot of air. — 6 days ago

Eric, Josh and 28 others liked this

François Chidaine

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

I knew I loved their Chenin, but this is wonderful too—if you like a more ripe, slightly tropical sauvignon blanc, — 5 days ago

Eric, Robert and 8 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Classic no. 2 pencil lead nose. White pepper, purple flowers. Palate is tart, and pretty rustic. Fine grained tannins. Unfolds to a bouquet of lavender. Still needs time. Planning on holding another 2-3 years before opening another bottle. — 8 days ago

Peter, Vanessa and 24 others liked this

Garnier JC

Les Tailles Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Drank over the course of three days; just like Mufasa, this fine drop from Anjou was dignified and imposing until the end. Surprised that any sniff of oxidation - and there was near none - was in reality a welcomed influence. Would happily order a case of this medium bodied blend of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon. A mouthful of ripe strawberries and plums, a little perfume, low acid (but enough so it wasn’t flabby), soft tannins with a slightly jammy concentration at the tail. Confident this would be a pleasure to have any day, at any hour, meal or no meal, friends or no friends, in bed, at a table, or on the floor. A beautiful wine beautifully made. Bravo J. C. Garnier. — 5 days ago

Paul, Andrew and 4 others liked this