Great nose. Beautiful cassis and berry fruit. Some beautiful minerality. Amazingly layered and detailed. Superbly mineral and earthy and wonderful layered and deep aromas. Stunning, really. Juicy with crisp acids and so much fruit and a taut structure. Long finish that dissipates beautifully. — 10 days ago
Really nice nose with tomato sauce, black cherry, black pepper and green bell pepper.
Great medium body and balance of red fruit, acidity and silky tannins with lingering pepper, ferrous tomato, and black tea.
Beautiful, balanced, and food friendly...all for $16. No brainer. — 2 days ago
From a blend of mostly Grolleau, this is one of those bright, red fruit driven, crunchy green (partial stem inclusion), chalky, mineral laden wines that typically show themselves in guises of Gamay, Grenache, and rustic Pinot. It has a persistent mineral effervescence feeding spiced red cherry, cola, and green strawberry. If you love good Beaujolais, this is for you. — 2 days ago
Vintage 2014 / damned... too young. Lots of minerals, but by no means an everyone’s friend. A bit difficult, as dry #cheninblanc can be. If you store this in the cellar, keep it there for a few years. Enjoyable as aperitive now. A bit stubborn, though. // Put half a bottle in the fridge with an anti oxydation stop... now 6 days later the wine shows a bit of its potential with some honey and friendlyness. Plus 0,1 in appreciation — 16 days ago
Rich, savory, subtly honeyed, and very nervy, with that peach/white flower/mineral character on the loooong finish. Could go longer, though I’m not sure it’s possible for anything to taste better than this. @Catherine Toner find this beauty and pay whatever they ask. — 8 days ago
100% Cabernet Franc (Rosé Corail), Loire Valley, Samur.
Just a beautiful bottle of the sparkling version of probably one of my favorite grapes, Mmmm Cab Franc!
Nose is earthy raspberry with spring strawberry juice, cold wet slate and grapefruit zest.
Palate is dirty raspberry/strawberry, ruby grapefruit juice lite and wet mineral trending sandstone.
Last bottle 😕
The best muselet cap in the business, IMHO. — 15 days ago