Tavel, Southern Rhône

Château de Ségriès

Tavel Grenache Blend Rosé 2020

Bright and deep cherry red. Shy nose of red cherry and white pepper. Medium full bodied palate yields spicy cherry and black cranberry with firm acidity and a bit of French oak. Juicy lingering finish gives a bit of anise toward the end. Classic Tavel that’s ready for any place you’d take a lighter red. The Thanksgiving table is a particularly good match in American homes as it will compliment the eclectic fare. Drink now for the fresh cranberry tones, or hold through 2030 for a classic Old World experience. — 16 days ago

Josh, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Château Mont-Redon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

Copying @Ron R ...

Funky open with a bite.
Calmed to a cranberry, white pepper, with some herbal notes- dill? Spice and pepper persists on the palate with tangy cranberry and and orange rind. Tannins need a bit more softening. But overall, quite fine.

92 points
— 6 days ago

Josh, Romain and 3 others liked this

Chateau de Fonsalette

Réservé Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2009

Served blind.
Slightly disappointed in the end….
Found the finish a tad hot and drying. Most of the others were much more positive.
Enfin, a very nice, elegant and traditional-styled wine.
— 15 days ago

Shay, Tom and 5 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

Tom Casagrande Influencer Badge

I would love to know why Reynaud family wines are available pretty much . . . nowhere.

Domaine Lafond

Roc-Epine Tavel Rosé Grenache Blend 2019

Aroma of watermelon candy and jolly rancher now, a bit simple. Bubblegum, lots of Tavel texture on the palate with a bit of residual sweetness and just enough minerality to balance. Simple and fun; don’t have enough experience to say how this will develop, but I’d imagine based on texture and minerality some tertiary notes will come and be welcome… — a month ago

Michael, Tom and 21 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Hominis Fides Gigondas Grenache 2018

Very nice. Leather, tobacco and dark fruits. Well rounded already, but it is young and will mature over the years. — 7 days ago

Byron, Stephen and 4 others liked this

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2008

Explosive nose of red fruit and spice. Fruit is still primary but tannins are pure silk. So many layers of flavor going on…fruity, smokey, and mineral all at once. Clear why Rayas is one of the world’s great wines. — 9 days ago

Byron, Ira and 3 others liked this
Byron Hewett

Byron Hewett Premium Badge

From what was considered to be a crap vintage in CdP! Great producers make great wine in off vintages!

Famille Perrin

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1989

En Magnum. Lovely, clean, red fruits, great balance, fantastic length and complexity, I can only imagine how the (first year made) Homage Jacques Perrin must be, WOW!! — 7 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Jason, Aravind and 4 others liked this
Scott Rose

Scott Rose Premium Badge

Hell yes. Great vintage.

Chêne Bleu

Le Rosé 2019

Aromas of watermelon, cherry, hibiscus and green tea florals. Fair bit of sweetness on the palate, but good length and solid minerals. Overall this has impeccable balance.

Definitely a rosé for the cellar; was better after a week open as the sugar integrated and more complex notes began to emerge.
— 10 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 19 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend 2019

Interesting White Rhône Blend of Clairette, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Bourboulenc. Great way to start Thanksgiving Day! Bright and fruit forward, but quite weighty. Wonderful texture. Golden yellow color. Nose of apricot, white flowers and honey. Pallet featured apricot, white peach, quince with a touch of citrus and fresh herbs. Touch of saline and mineral. Very long, floral and unctuous finish. Wine we shared preparing the Thanksgiving Meal! Thanks for sharing Kase! — 2 days ago

Daniel, Paul and 2 others liked this

Château Rayas

Réservé Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2007

The colour of Tawny Port - burnished and faded. A gorgeous red fruited perfume together with dried herbs - intoxicating rich concentrated aromas belies the fading colour. Rich stewed raspberries on the palate with earthy notes - a tarry note but dominated by the raspberry - overall delicious with M+ Intensity. Amazingly bloody good for a 2nd wine admittedly to the mighty Chateau Rayas. One of the best 100% Grenaches ever for me. — 13 days ago

Juan, Bryan and 26 others liked this
Ceccherini Cristiano

Ceccherini Cristiano Influencer Badge

Next level up Grenache 100%🙌
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Ceccherini Cristiano Totally Cec. Have not had a new world Grenache that approaches this quality.