Rhône Valley

Delas Frères

Le Clos Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2014

Medium Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and pepper spice. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry and currants with some oak and pungent spice. Lively acidity with medium tannins, good length ending with a sweet fruit and mineral character. Drinking well. Tasting Sample. — 2 days ago

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Clusel-Roch

Rouge Serine Rhône Syrah

So yummm brand new wine from outstanding producer! Meant to be fresh & quaffable Syrah & it is! Dark fruit & earth but total glouglou! Great with this lamb pizza thing 😋😋😋 — 10 days ago

Neil, Paul and 6 others liked this

Domaine Georges Vernay

Coteau de Vernon Condrieu Viognier 2016

Alex Lallos
9.5

Excellent. Fantastic. Pure and focused... in my opinion this is the top Condrieu with everything else coming in a far second. Such a beautifully floral nose complimented by essential oils. Orchid fruit galore — 12 days ago

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Went back and forth from floral and fruity to heavy and woody. I'm a La Doriane fan. Thanks for bringing it.
9.1

Domaine de l'Oiselet

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2015

Ripe vintage

Prune and fig on the nose,
Then upon the second sip, deep cherry, dried fig, a hint of acidity and a gentle push of wood. Medium bodied and highly drinkable.
— 11 days ago

Trixie, Tom and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Very nice! I like the plant leaf background. 🍃

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2012

Vivacious, young and punchy on the nose. Fresh dark fruit with tangy herbal notes on top of one soured and lean, structured fruit. This is young but has great promise and never gets blowsy or over the top. Fantastic stuff — 3 days ago

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@Conrad Green Bettina in Santa Barbara/Montecito?
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@Conrad Green I was there Saturday night.

Domaine des Espiers

Cuvée des Blaches Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 1999

Big feral meaty nose on this. Still tannic all over. The cherries are a little underripe but we can watch them ripen from green till we pick them. The perfume is complex and big but the finish not so much. Would love to have had this about 5 years ago, but I’m curious about how it would be in 5 years. Drank while watching Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant. — 14 days ago

Ira, Lyle and 2 others liked this
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@Chris Shultz Great movie but I think Scotch is required for that movie😆
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@Ira Schwartz haha. He drinks about 7 gallons of vodka himself.

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2006

A Cornas that is in a league of its own. Elegant & floral showing zen like balance & intensity. — 3 days ago

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Famille Perrin

Muscat Beaumes de Venise 2011

2011.
Pas pour les palais sensible. Il a beaucoup de matiere, épice...impressionnant
— 6 days ago

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Les Halos de Jupiter

Vacquerayas Grenache - Syrah Blend

Smells of caramel

Raspberry, blackberry and licorice, horehound, black olive, mint.
Gravel and dusty tannin.
A good producer at a good price.
— 5 hours ago

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@Trixie @Sharon B Cheers friends! Have a great weekend. 🍷🍷
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Sounds delicious- have to try it. Cheers!
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@Neil Valenzuela ¡Salud Amigo! 🍷

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Graillot is one of my all time favorites. I bought one ‘17 to test and see how much more of the ‘17 I want to buy. And not much. It’s delicious... but the last few years seem to be evolving away from the unique Alain Graillot style I remember from years past. Still can’t get the ‘95 out of my head... it ruined me. — 3 days ago

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Great producer @Jonathan Wall