Tavel, Southern Rhône

Domaine des Carteresses

Tavel Rosé Blend 2019

Tavel region produces my favourite rose wines. The depth and complexity for me is just amazing. Raspberries, strawberries, cranberry, kiwi and watermelon. Very smooth and balanced. Perfect for a hot day alone or with food. — 15 days ago

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Château de Beaucastel

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2017

Young but stellar already. Dark stewed red & black fruit, leather, incense, and more than a little freshly turned earth. Great structure - mouthwatering acidity with grippy and long tannic finish. Better than some Gigondas / CdP I’ve had recently. Long life ahead. — 7 days ago

Michael, Eric and 15 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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@Anthony De Blasi Is that the shop in Gigondas?
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

@Bob McDonald no, in the city centre of Chateauneuf du Pape. The Beaucastel 2017 is ingrediënt bly good as well as their Les Sinards. Now on our way to La Nerthe 😋
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

Ingredient bly = incredibly 🤦🏻‍♂️😁

Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2016

Absolutely gorgeous! Deeply concentrated with alluring depth, almost bombastic but still maintains liveliness and pure drinkability. They nailed whole cluster and level of extraction. Beautiful texture, savory and lifted fruit components, almost semi-carbonic in character. Pure and ultra ripe black plum, logan berry, so much garrigue from scrubby herbs to lavender and candied olive, menthol, black peppercorn, vibrant Asian spices, leather, violets, citrus peel. — 3 days ago

Josh, leon and 11 others liked this

Vignobles & Compagnie

Réserve des Chastelles Tavel Rosé Blend 2018

Less acidity than many Roses and a little sweet, fruity and light. Very easy sipping. — 2 days ago

Domaine Le Couroulu

Cuvée Classique Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2016

Smokey barnyard action.
Love that very complex nose.
Heavy bodied beauty bathed in dark flavor, Hints of genoveses basil, with prominent flavors of toasted blackberry,. A classically wonderful Rhône valley wine, orange peel acidity and well layered oak tannins.
— 3 days ago

Daniel P., Sharon and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Nicely placed wine in front of your decorative chest. Have a good weekend!🍷

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

So, i over rated this knowing that it will get there. I know. It’s WAY too young, but i wanted to try. I love Mourvèdre, and this would be my pick of i could only ever pick one French wine. It took over an hour for the nose to develop. Tannins are tight as expected, but this bomb of a blend kills it. All kinds of red and black fruit, leave you wanting more. I love this — 3 days ago

Eric, Vanessa and 20 others liked this

Domaine Saint Gayan

In Nomine Patris Gigondas Grenache Syrah Blend 2011

Whoa. Pop and pour. On the nose:.intense black cherry, loads of garrigue and dried herbs, a touch of bacon fat, incense, blackberry cola, heady, but so aromatically complex and utterly enticing. On the palate, good acidity, black cherry, cola, herbs with a suggestion of the medicinal, very sweet blackberry...surprisingly light on its feet, then a soft, enveloping wave of palate coating, velvety tannin. There is perhaps a touch of alcoholic heat on the nose that betrays the 15% ABV this has, but that might just be the power of suggestion. Absolutely perfect for my mood tonight. — 10 days ago

Keith, Josh and 4 others liked this
Aravind Asok

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@Lyle Fass this is sick, and just starting to get rolling. Thx.
Lyle Fass

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Love this wine. Those VV really make is special.

Château-Grillet (Neyret-Gachet)

Côtes du Rhône Viognier 2016

Première expérience avec ce producteur mythique. On y retrouve le côté exubérant du viognier, ses fruits jaunes et ses fleurs, son amertume, mais le tout est élégant et sous contrôle. L'acidité est plus grande que la moyenne pour ce cépage, et l'ensemble est complété par des notes minérales (iode, pierre à fusil). Vraiment très bon. — 8 days ago

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Éric Texier

Chat Fou Côtes du Rhône Grenache 2017

Carbonic Grenache from the Northern Rhône. Talk about an internal personality conflict. But it’s a very nice wine to slug down with dinner. Hard cherry and kirsch fruit over some nice granitic minerals. Reminiscent of a nice Bojo. Lively in the mouth, and there, too, displaying a Bojo like character, but with a bit more peppery heat showing through in the back half of the palate. — 13 days ago

Meg, Aaron and 18 others liked this