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Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Everything about this is massive and absolutely closed down now, compared to just a few months ago. Tremendous volume, texture, acid and tannins on the palate. Hard to get a whisper on the nose other than firm granite for the first 24 hours, but it’s pretty apparent this is a 30 year wine. Let’s check in in 10. — 19 hours ago

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Fun to see how your tasting notes differ. It closes down, it is a lively product…
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@Peter van den Besselaar this one’s gone to sleep big time, since June

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2019

Tasted single-blind as I knew there was a Joly at the table. In the glass, the wine is a bright straw color with no signs of sediment or gas. Medium+ viscosity. On the nose, medium+ intensity with some VA, slightly oxidative and very complex. Rather unusual notes of tahini, peaches, marmalade, wild flowers, and fresh green herbs. Acid is sneaky high and the finish is super long. Alcohol is high but well hidden. A massive wine. I called Savennières from a recent vintage and called producer as this had all the hallmarks of a naturally made wine and a certain style reminiscent of Joly. I adore these wines. — 6 days ago

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Domaine de Noire

Chinon Soif de Tendresse Cabernet Franc 2020

Wow! Great vintage, pop and pour. Fresh red fruits with a mouth coating mid and a balanced finish. This hits all marks! NBI — 8 days ago

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V. Foreau

Vouvray Brut White Blend 2012

Where the lemons, pears, the graham crackers and fresh sour doughs co-mingle - and not quietly. With extroverted aromatics and rich flavors. A throat coat of lemon syrup, Bosc pear, and sweet quince paste, sour fresh baker's dough. long depth of flavor. — 5 hours ago

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Domaine Belargus

“Les Quarts” Chenin Blanc 2018

This is sweet perfection! What a direct hit on the nose and mouth, the nose is TBA from the highest level and the mouthfeel is awesome. Just try it, sip it and smell it for a extended explosion of pure wine pleasure. — 17 days ago

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Loïc Mahé

Sables & Schistes Savennieres White Blend 2016

I love most every Savennieres for the steely straight face, sometimes with a smirk. A mix of silvers and yellows and greens - silver skinned with little flecks of gold.

These are sturdy whites I like to drink at cellar temp, warm so they don’t condense on the glass. That’s when the tropical fruits come alive.

Aromas here are lemon poppyseed coffee cake with passion fruit syrup. Starfruit and popcorn kernel. Tingly acid daggers in the sides of your tongue. Big long lasting flavors of lime blossom and spiced baked apple.
— 6 days ago

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Domaine du Piton A Sancerre

Le Piton Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Star bright pale straw. Inviting nose of stony lime zest. Medium light palate yields lime (the fruit), lime (the mineral), and green apple peel supported by striking firm acidity from entry to moderate finish. Jolivet acquired this small (8 hectares) property in 2015 and the investment is definitely paying off. This is a premium Sancerre from a top producer that’s ready for shellfish, sushi, or soft cheeses (I’m having Professor’s Brie and two others). Drink now through 2025. — 8 days ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Medium lemon color with aromas of fresh tropical fruits, citrus and honey nuts. On the palate flavors of peach and pineapple with lime citrus, lively acidity, good balance with fruit and a touch of sweetness on the medium off-dry finish. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Probably shouldn’t have opened this so so young. It’s delicious and elegant but still embryonic and thus hard to evaluate. Melon, kiwi and quince on the nose and palate. Very bright, tart, with a touch of sweetness but hasn’t taken on density yet. 9.3 for now

Update: easy 9.4 by day 3… it’s now a full blown freak show of kaleidoscopic fruit. Expect this will be even better with a few years.
— 11 days ago

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Domaine Les Pins

Cuvée les Rochettes Pitault Landry Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2020

Smells like fresh oil & jet 🛩 fuel, oh wait thats the Airshow & Oil spill here in Huntington Beach🙄 again.
K&L notes

This is a fresh, snappy berry-driven rosé with delicate floral notes. It's bright and crisp, delicious with or without food. Domaine les Pins has been family run for five generations. They are a small artisanal producer that oversees every stage of the production from start to finish. They have roughly 30 hectares of Cabernet Franc spread out through the Bourgueil and St-Nicolas de Bourgueil regions. They practice sustainable farming, and each and every vine gets singular attention throughout the year. Vines of an average age of 25 years are planted in sandy, clay and gravel soils. Cabernet Franc makes for an excellent rosé. Not only does it bring an array of new flavors into the pink world, but the wine has depth and weight that a Grenache or Pinot based rosé could never achieve. This lovely little wine has aromas of fresh raspberry and white pepper with a subtle presence of culinary herbs in the background. On the palate it has great weight and a stronger red fruit presence than you might expect. The note of white pepper persists and carries through to the crisp and clean finish.
— 20 days ago

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