Patrice Rion

Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

Les Beaux-Monts Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Medium ruby with medium intensity developing aromas of smoke, toast, raspberry, violet, cranberry, dried orange peel, kirsch, cooked red plum, rose and vanilla. Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (-) tannin, medium alcohol and medium (-) body. On the palate, the wine has medium intensity flavors of violet, kirsch, forest =floor, cooked red plum, red cherry and mushooms. Medium (+) finish. Outstanding quality. — 2 months ago

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Patrice Beguet

Big Bunch Theory Fresh Impression Melon de Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017

No mouse as warned. Don’t really drink too many non skin contact whites but I dig this. Texture but not heavy 10.5. These wacko Loire/Jura wines are amazing. Chambers wins again. — 3 months ago

Domaine St. Patrice

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

Fruity, tart, light, earthy, long finish. Easy drinking with great flavor and complexity . — 3 months ago

Patrice Colin

Intuition Coteaux du Vendômois Pineau d'Aunis

love pineau d'aunis and this is such a fun, gripping expression — 25 days ago

Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2006

Took time to open up. Smoked meat, dry briars, cracked rocks, dried mushrooms, wild raspberries, fresh flowers, under ripe strawberry, fresh white mushroom, gravel, rosemary, cherry and pomegranate. Still wound really tight at 13 years old; feels like it needs at least another 5 years to open up. — 3 months ago

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Nice one, Joe!

Patrice Colin

Les vignes d'Emilion Colin Coteaux du Vendômois Cabernet Franc 2017

70% Pineau d'Aunis / 20% Pinot Noir / 10% Cabernet Franc from the Coteaux du Vendômois AOC in the Loire Valley; 50-90 year old vines.

Color is dark purple, lightly translucent.

Nose has freshly ground white & black pepper, black cherry and red rose.

Palate has plum and blackberry, tremendous backbone of white pepper, earth with crunchy minerality, medium bodied and gentle but snappy tannins.

Call me caught off guard by this $16 Loire, smiles delivered!
— 2 months ago

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Aravind Asok

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Best kind of wine is the unexpected (positive) surprise!
Severn Goodwin

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@Aravind Asok Yes! Best when it's inexpensive wine over delivering, I've had, and sure you've had, expensive bottles that give an unexpected surprise...👎👎 under delivering.
Aravind Asok

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Too true...makes me wary of "unicorns"

Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

Les Terres Blanches Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Blanc 2004

Greg Ballington
9.1

Pale lemon green in appearance. Very distinct nose with wax, crayon and a little bit of lemon. Balanced acidity (6/10) and medium bodied. Layered with minerality, spices, a touch wax with ton of citrus. Long finish. Drink till 2022. — 3 months ago

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Ron R

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I loved this enigma. A white NSG is rare. Delicate nose and texture. Yes I agree regarding the bright acidity. That’s what’s holding this juice up. I rated this a 93. Great tipping a glass with you and yours, mate!!