Loved this very drinkable blend of red goodness! Sold out fast - July 2020 bottle of the month. From one of Coopers Hawk’s somms, the varietals include: “Bold and dark, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Unites States serves as the framework for this blend. This, along with other dark grapes like Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, and Zinfandel comprise 78% of the blend. The French grapes all come from the warm Rhône Valley, which is known for producing rich, spicy wines. A combination of Syrah, Grenache, and Marselan complete the blend at 22%.” — 15 days ago
Flavor to price point: this is one of the best Pinot Noirs available. Bright cherry and vanilla up front, with a velvety mouth feel. Black tea and honey at the end. A great bottle at an even better price! Cheers to that! — 3 months ago
Omg didn’t expect to feel enthused and I am at least enthusing. It’s got that good ripeness but is ohhhh so fresh in an unpretentious way like it is en pointe but it took it til age 16 for madame to approve it for pointe (not projecting real life nahhh) so it says “elegant red and black fruit with undercurrents earth” but ”oh hi I’m so ripe cause like, The sun is hot!”. Ugh I adore this didn’t expect to and I do. Egads. — 10 months ago
Tasty - delicious with Italian. Full body, how I like my Reds. Good price 10.00 — 3 months ago
Very nice light red. Refreshing and tasty. — 7 months ago
Pale salmon in color. Nose of minerally melon, echoed on the palate which also yields white flowers and marzipan. Body is light. Acidity is medium minus (as appropriate for the appellation). Finish is surprisingly long. As I’ve read, the 2018 vintage is a bit weaker than its immediate predecessors and that shows here. Not as much depth as last year, but Madame Sumiere still managed to pull off a very nice and typical rosè. As well she should, having invented the style and all. Salade Niçoise is of course a natural pair, but feel free to take this one into the fall. Drink now. — a year ago
Pale salmon hue. Tiny bubbles racing to the surface. Nose offers citrus, tart peach, strawberry, raspberry, sourdough, yeast, dried rose petals, almond croissant, brioche, toasted almond, chalk, and wet stone.
Palate is dry, creamy, soft, beautifully balanced with lively citrus. Lingering finish. NV. ABV 12.5%.
Brut-lover here remembering Madame Louise Pommery and rejoicing over her oenological ingenuity.
Bubbles paired magnificently with the grilled chicken and spinach, cucumber, and watermelon salad, topped with a homemade champagne vinaigrette, basil, and feta cheese. A bite of the watermelon and feta followed by a sip of this wine = bliss 😍😍😍 — 25 days ago
The nose reveals, mashed, sour, candied/liqueured, meyer lemon, very ripe, pineapple, golden apple, lime skin, & green apple w/ almost no skin, fresh, herbal qualities, honey, beeswax, vanillin, warm caramel, limestone minerals, soft chalkiness, wet stone with yellow lilies and florals and mixed greens.
The body is; round, rich, bold, thick & waxy. It is gorgeous over the palate. Mashed, sour, candied/liqueured, meyer lemon, grapefruit pulp, dry & candied pineapple, golden apple, key lime, stone fruit, tangerine & green apple w/ almost no skin, fresh, herbal qualities, honey, beeswax, vanillin, warm caramel, toffee, marmalade, white spice, limestone minerals, soft chalkiness, wet stone, dusty dry rocks, saline notes with yellow lilies, white florals & mixed greens. The acidity is, beautifully, round & phat. The rich, ruby, heather honied, well balanced/polished finish delicious & lingers well.
Photos of; two aspect views of Domaine Leroy & Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy (The Queen of Burgundy) in her precious vineyards. She all about bio-dynamic, lower yields, prunes by hand and sings to her vines. And, who could argue her success. — a year ago