Reuilly, Central Vineyards

Domaine Charpentier

Les aigrettes Reuilly Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Domaine Charpentier Reuilly Les aigrettes 2018

Chalk and lemon and a petrol thing on the nose. It could be a Sancerre. The palate is well designed with a massive acid drive, a good grip, a nice width with lemon, that chalky texture too. A spherical mid palate powers up a very long finish with chalky and lemony notes. Simple, classic but very good
— 11 days ago

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Nik Pegasus

Gold Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast in California, is drinking very nicely now, although still young.

Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, coke, light vegetables, Indian spices, violets, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Dry on the palate, full bodied and elegant.

Grippy tannins (once it opens up), on the finish with tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon. I had it before, but apparently did not let it open up all the way. Really enjoyed the mouthfeel.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and come to itself, so be patient.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.

Nice to see this kind of wine from California at such a low octane.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$43.
— 16 days ago

Alex, Paul and 12 others liked this

Garage Wine Co.

Lot #55 Sauzal Vineyard Carignan Field Blend 2014

Rustic in a very good way. Nose has crunchy red berries, juniper, stony gravel, and a teeny bit of leather. Forceful flavors buoyed by forceful acids, pure, zingy, cherry fruit and a chalky minerality. Some relatively soft tannin. Not an erudite, pinky-extended sipper, but a great wine for pasta night. — 11 days ago

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David T

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Tasted through the entire line up at Derek’s house in April 2018. After, we all took a couple of bottles to dinner, got up the next morning & drove 2 1/2 hours to this vineyard to harvest. It was a good 24 hours. Interesting farming in the vineyard that I’ve not see anywhere else in the many regions I’ve traveled.
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@David T - Sounds like a very cool experience!

Matthieu & Renaud

Mabillot Vignerons Reuilly Sauvignon 2014

Fresh ripe peach and white flowers. Balanced acid finish — 21 days ago

King Family Vineyards

Small Batch Series King Family Cabernet Franc 2018

This is a very nice Cabernet Franc from Virginia. Fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Showing red and blue fruits with wood, spices, earth, light vegetables, tobacco leaf, spices, cocoa and coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Very enjoyable by itself or with food. Tangy and easy drinking.

I had it a few months ago, and this time I gave it a light chill and had it by the pool.

Only 12.4% alcohol by volume, which is really nice to see.

90 points.

$35.
— a day ago

Ira, Douglas and 16 others liked this

Macchia

Barbera 2017

This is such a nice surprise. I had this blind and couldn't really get it. I did get the vintage right though 😂

This is a very tasty Barbera from Lodi. Showing black fruits with oak, vanilla, earth, spices, leather, tobacco, chocolates, light alcohol, coffee, light mocha and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity with long legs.

Dry to off dry on the palate and fruit forward with a great mouthfeel.

Tasty with mild complexity and good by itself as a sipping wine.

Good right out of the bottle, and shows more complexity and tannins after a couple of hours of airtime.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$25.
— 7 days ago

Josh, Anthony and 8 others liked this

Domaine François Cotat

Chavignol Sancerre Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

Bouteille orpheline exposée dans la vitrine du restaurant le Pied de cochon à Montréal, transformé temporairement, pandémie oblige, en pizzeria/caviste. Une fois les formalités d'adoption complétées, ce rosé n'a pas eu à patienter longtemps avant de rencontrer la vrille. On est loin ici du rosé de canicule. Sérieux, séveux, avec un profil aromatique assez unique et difficilement descriptible. On y trouve un petit fruit rouge, mais en mode mineur. La courte finale nous empêche d'exagérer la notation, mais ne gâche en rien l'expérience. Beau hasard! — 4 days ago

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Domaine Cordaillat

Cuvée Dagobert Reuilly Sauvignon Blanc

@ Delectable Cuvée Dagobert — 20 days ago

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Sandlands Vineyards

Lodi Zinfandel 2018

A gorgeous bouquet of bright bramble fruit, anise, and flowers. On the palate, I found this to be quite snappy! Brambles again with licorice and minerals. Medium tannins and high-ish acid. A pleasurable finish. This would work very well with a wide range of meals. At 14.4% ABV, this is very modest for a Lodi Zinfandel...and quite possibly the best I’ve ever had from this area known for its bulk rather than its quality. This proves the area’s potential with aplomb. The fruit for this bottling comes from Sandland’s own Kirschenmann Vineyard, located in the Mokelumne River AVA, which was planted 105 years ago. The soil there is mostly silica so the environment is naturally resistant to phylloxera. As a result, the vines are ungrafted and hence, own-rooted. — 3 days ago

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Trump Winery

Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon Monticello 2017

I know the history of Trump Winery. All politics aside- for this review only, if you please- what Trump has done with this incredible property and the caliber facility that it has truly become- is a story into itself. The 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($25 from the tasting room) is the perfect style of red to enjoy with all kinds of fare. Winning a Gold medal at the Virginia Governor’s Cup- is actually quite the deal. In truth, it’s hopped into contention for my “vanishing middle class’s Cheeseburger Wine of the Year”- which is fairly less prestigious as the aforementioned, Virginia Governor’s Cup. It’s a simple delight with just enough stricture to hold up to all kinds of cuisine. From a deep garnet color the nose evolves and grows from simple notes of currant and blackberries into deeper, fuller expressions of those flavors. Medium-full bodied on the palate, earthy elements begin to emerge and frame flavors of blackberry, stewed cherries and a whisper of smoke. I’m blown away by its elegance and simplicity. Winemaker Jonathan Wheeler is most definitely someone to watch, and deserves a hand foe crafting this delightful, easy-drinking Virginia Cabernet. — 17 days ago

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