Pacherenc Du Vic Bilh, Southwest France

Richard Leroy

Les Noëls de Montbenault Vin de France Chenin Blanc 2013

Jaune clair
Nez épicé pop corn miel de bruyère
Bouche dense pleine dense avec une acidité prenante et une maturité bien présente façon beau chardonnay
La finale est délicate en arôme et puissante dans son équilibre
Superbe et ultra jeune 👍👍👍👍
— 7 days ago

El Vibro
with El
Riddley, Serge and 1 other liked this

Ruinart

Brut Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé Blend

David T
9.2

Getting Saturday started with a 375ml of Ruinart Rosé as we continue to plan our trip to Stellenbosch and three national parks.

The nose is so delicate & subtle. Perfume pink rose petals, sea spray, saline, sea fossils, soft powdery chalkiness. Pink grapefruit, strawberries, dark cherries, lean watermelon, hints of tangerine, cherries and watermelon. Some brioche & bread dough.

The palate fruits are, deep, ripe; pink grapefruit, strawberries, dark cherries, lean watermelon, hints of tangerine, cherries and watermelon. Sea spray, saline, sea fossils, soft powdery chalkiness, powdery grey volcanic minerals that penetrate and stick to the palate. Brioche & bread dough and pink rose petals. The acidity is perfect. The mouthfeel beautifully rich & lush. The finish is well balanced and well polished.

Photos of, the House of Ruinart, famous painting of Dom Thierry Ruinart, cellar and Grand Cru vineyard.
— 9 hours ago

Bob, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Les Vignerons des Alberes

Rivesaltes Ambré White Blend 2007

Vintage 2007 / lively #rivesaltes with figs in taste — 10 days ago

Berry, Martijn and 7 others liked this

Domaine La Millière

La Bessade Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014

3L!! Crusty wax took about 10 flakey minutes with a knife trying to break through. Totally worth the effort. Goat cheese and brownies-, unlikely pairings but absolutely delicious. — 7 days ago

Turd FergusonHallie CollenMarcia Barr
with Turd, Hallie and 4 others
Jo, Kimberly and 8 others liked this

Jean François Ganevat

L'Apéro Vin de France Blanc Muscat Chardonnay

All fun and all juice!! A good white for hot pot season! — 4 days ago

Severn, Kohei and 1 other liked this

Château du Cèdre (Verhaeghe et Fils)

Cahors Malbec 2014

Another young soul in an old world body. I put this solidly in the...solid realm. It has berries and some cedar/pencil lead and it is a rather uptown cahors but I’ll take it! Meanwhile I’ll just keep trying to match bottle to shirt to eyes here. — 5 days ago

Paul, Jason and 9 others liked this

Château Pineraie

Cahors Malbec 2014

I had it at Covell. I ended up accidentally buying the same at thanksgiving in St. Louis. And now I’m back at Covell drinking it because it stands well in many ways: it has a refreshing nature—some sort of herbal underbelly to it berry cassis fun. So far my top cahors pick but there’s more to be tried... — 11 days ago

Trixie, Bill and 5 others liked this

Château de Mercuès

Cahors Malbec 2014

Dark purple in the glass. Dark plum on the nose, married with dark chocolate and some earth on the palate. Medium acidity and fine, firm tannins round things out. You think you know Malbec? Not if you don’t know Cahors. And this is a great intro to Malbec’s home appellation. Cahors was sidelined in part thanks to the Bordelaise and their corporate espionage back when the river was the only way to get product to the world. Mostly Malbec with a bit of Merlot. This may be your new Old World best friend. Enjoy anywhere you’d serve Bordeaux or Cabernet. — 8 days ago

Jonathan, Keith and 2 others liked this

Athénaïs

Vin de France Vermentino 2016

Produced by Athenais Béru of Chateau de Béru. Tasting pour at Raw Wine LA about two weeks ago. I was wondering why a Burgundy Chablis producer would be making s Provence Vermentino, but turns out it was because their Chardonnay crop was wiped out by frost in 2016, so they had to look elsewhere for grapes. We really enjoyed this one. — 19 days ago

Bill, P and 11 others liked this

Domaine Philemon

Croix d'Azal Gaillac Braucol 2016

Interesting and unusual. Mouthfeel of a Pinot noir or maybe even saumur but bold and tannic like a bigger wine. Tart black raspberry, red cherries, nutmeg/cinnamon, and white pepper with solid but not overbearing acidity. Really well-balanced—good stuff! — 8 days ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
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