Xavier Benier

Xavier Vignon

Cuvée Anonyme Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

Polished, elegant, modern and with surprising lightness of touch. Ripe, succulent dark fruit with a hint of kirsch and pinch of exotic spice. But there’s also a savoury, darker backdrop adding complexity.
Very smooth on the palate, impeccably balanced and surprisingly light (vs the 14.5%alc). Delicious to drink, yet I would love to have a bit more interesting edges.
— 13 days ago

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Xavier Vignon

Arcane L'Etoile Grenache Blend

GSM and the S was co-fermented with Viognier. Classic Southern Rhône, if on the fruitier/jammier side. Very, very nice. — a day ago

Xavier Monnot

Les Toussaints Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Taught and restrained, especially considering Beaune in 2015. Solid texture with red fruit, pleasant acidity, and a soft mineral edge. — 22 days ago

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Xavier Gerard

Côte - Rotie 2015

Popped & poured that was pretty tight. Should have given it a long decant — 10 days ago

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Xavier Vignon

1972 Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Xavier Vignon thru his relationships in the region found this parcel of wine from a single domaine cellared in a concrete tank for almost 50 years.....impressed with the quality he recently bottled it.

1/2 hour decant. A breathtaking medium tawny red color. On the nose: pure and graceful notes of dried cherry, pine, cinnamon, a dusty old furniture store, floral, and raisins. Taste: A fresh, creamy, medium body wine with dried raspberry (yes there is still some fruit), orange peel, leather, herbs, green olives, crushed gravel, smoked meat, and a dried strawberry cedar medium plus finish. Most amazing we have had this year!!
— 22 days ago

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What a great story @Tom Garland
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@David L and what a treat to try a 70s Chateauneuf since it was in the 1990s that propelled this region to fame. Cheers!

Francois Xavier Barc

Loire valley Côt 2019

Good to have these types of wine because it introduces me to other regions. A vegetal flavor profile with pepper, asparagus and other funk. Not the fruit bomb of a CA Malbec but still have the subtle berry flavors coming through. — 4 days ago

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Xavier Vignon

Arcane XIX Le Soleil Red Rhone Blend 2015

The old vines yielded an abundant if not luscious dark fruit, silky tannins, and delightful value wine. Benefits from altitude of vines and a patient winemaker before bottling. This is that under $30 wine that you want in quantity in your box. Buy it now. Thank me later. — 8 days ago

Xavier Monnot

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Easter and birthday dinner - notes of cherry, mushroom, some sweet floral. Drier than the 2012 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir we had earlier this year. Soft tannins. — 13 days ago