Touraine, Loire Valley


Touraine Sauvignon 2017

Quick notes again - Loved this. Grapefruit, sea breeze, floral. Palate's textural and zippy. Yummo. Need to revisit this. — 2 days ago

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KO In Côt We Trust

Kind of like an Argentine Malbec and a Loire Cab Franc had a baby! — 11 days ago

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Pascal Lacour

Valençay Sauvignon 2017

Ripe white pear and chalk on the nose. Not really sauvignon blanc at all! The palate has a thickness that I've never come across in this region, some viscosity that makes for a unique mouthfeel. Pear again and still a nice, usual acid backbone that gives some structure to the wine. A good grip and a white ripe pear finish that never ends. What an experience and what an unusual wine. Delicious — 18 days ago

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Cave des vins de Bourgueil

Lieu-dit Beauregard Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2017

Earthy, leaves, peppery spice, meaty, smokey, barnyardy.
Light bodied like Pinot Noir.
Light tannin, good acidity.
Tastes like I’m chewing on sticks and dirt with a little cherry. I love it 🥰👌🏻
— 16 days ago

Daniel, Shawn and 2 others liked this

Clos de Nouys

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2013

This 2013 has certainly evolved but is still drinking nicely. There’s a bruised apple, oxidative quality that holds your attention without being distracting, along with ripe lemon, tangerine, and that sort of cheesy flavor (for lack of a better word) that I often get in Loire Ch. Blanc. Not bad at all. — 4 days ago

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Yannick Amirault

Le Grand Clos Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2016

Champion's league final wine.
Strawberry, green pepper, black pepper and some mineral stuff like pencil lead. The palate is wonderful. Strong acid backbone, strawberry all along, a strong grip on the sides, firm tanins, a long peppery, fruity finish and some bitterness in the end. This is glorious. So much craft put into making sure that every part I have described is well articulated and makes sense. Like reading a good crime story
— 17 days ago

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Clos le Vigneau Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2016

We had Monmousseau’s sparkling Chenin last night, so tonight we are having one their still versions. The 2016 Clos Le Vigneau. This is a ripe, juicy take@on Chenin with bright acidity pinning it alll together. One of my favorite records from the incomparable @joannanewsom to accompany this tonight. Haunting & beautiful across 3 LP’s. — 18 days ago

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Pascal Janvier

Cuvée du Silex Jasnières Chenin Blanc 2014

Otherworldly beauty from Jessica Pratt and Pascal Janvier. This album has a haunting quality to it, but it haunts in an addictive way. The songs feel familiar, but they keep a uniqueness that sounds fresh every time I play it. If you don’t own this record, buy it. Janvier’s Silex is everything to love about Chenin. It’s crisp & approachable, yet has countless layers of aromatics & simultaneously shows a basket of fruit and an ethereal transparent weight. This is just amazing tonight. — 12 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Jasnieres is one of the most hadden gems from chenin blanc 👍😎

Bernard Fouquet

Domaine des Aubuissières Cuvée de Silex Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Solid dry Chenin Blanc. Good acidity and ready for cheese or a simple fish or chicken dish. — 6 days ago

Severn, Shawn and 5 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Réserve Brut Vouvray Pétillant Chenin Blanc 2009

This is the beginning of Chenin Blanc & Cabernet Franc night. Our hosts are Sophie and Matt Johnson. Matt submitted this 2009 Petillant as a refined way to start the evening. Pure and sultry. I could curl up next to this gem on a regular basis. — 17 days ago

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with Matt and Mark
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