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Terre De Cocagne

Cotes Du Tarn Blanc 2019

Côtes-du-Tarn #gaillac white blend features green apple, lemon, light white flower nose, very light character -think a more floral Pinot Grigio, but quite refreshing on a hot summer day. #wsjwineclub — 7 days ago

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Domaine Brenac

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This #languedocrousillon #cabernetsauvignon continues to impress me once it opens up: concentrated fruit-forward up front layered with lovely complex aromas, just enough tartness and soft tannins. #wsjwineclub — a month ago

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Domaine Brenac

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Well-crafted #languedoc #cabernetsauvignon from Domaine Brenac. It may very well be marketed towards US-drinkers with the varietal labeling but that doesn’t mean it’s not good. It takes some time to open up to reveal solid bramble berry nose, good concentration and classic French balance of fruit against acidity plus some hints of peppery spice on the finish and fine tannins. Excellent QPR on this one from #wsjwineclub — 4 months ago

Spier

Farmhouse Malbec Blend 2017

My second bottle of this #malbec #pinotage #cinsault blend - still like it a lot for the price. Blackberry jam, cassis, slight leather, cocoa aroma; less of the nail polish aroma once it airs out. Bitter cocoa, coffee notes along with the fruit and lush acidity and neat tannins fading into a long finish. #wsjwineclub — 10 days ago

Neil liked this

Fleur du Mistral

Rosé 2018

My previous notes are the same - this #provence #rose really shines as it warms up a bit. I’m glad I have two more bottles of it in my collection. #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago

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CA-BEAR-NAY

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Per advice from my trusted Delectable peers, I let this #californiacab breathe well over an hour. Really lovely cassis and bramble fruit on the nose. As of now it seems to lack weight on the palate to match that promising aroma - good base of cocoa and some cola, fruit forward character, hints of vanilla from new oak but it’s not excessive; the tannins are faint but starting to taste some juicy acidity. #wsjwineclub — 5 months ago

Domaine Tour Lamothe

Côtes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc 2015

#cotesdegascogne Sauvignon Blanc, more subtle green apple, light grassy + soft citrus nose and doubling down with bright green apple taste, lighter body and racy acidity - delicious sipping outside in the summer. #wsjwineclub — 14 days ago

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Porta Flavio

Carignano da Vecchie Viti Sardegna Carignano del Sulcis Rosato 2017

Copper red #rosato ; the additional concentration brings a touch of tannic structure and a bit of sour cherry but still a rosé that’s particularly food-friendly. #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago

Bodegas San Valero

Don Mendo Gran Reserva Tinto Cariñena Tempranillo Blend 2012

#carinena #tempranilloblend featuring plush black and red berry aromas backed by leather. Richer, fruit-forward style with some vanilla, dark coffee notes followed by some acidity and dense tannins on a long trailing finish. Decent value from #wsjwineclub but I’d like to taste more of the terroir specific earthy layers and a bit lighter touch on the oak and tannins. #wsjwineclub — 4 months ago

Spier

Farmhouse Malbec Blend 2017

Once it’s opened up, this dark #malbec #pinotage #cinsault blend presents a deep well of blackberry and cassis fruit aromas plus a slight nail polish scent which I find pleasant as it’s subtle. Less fruit than you expect on the palate, some cocoa and bitter coffee flavors towards the end trailed by soft light tannins; juicy acidity throughout. Yum! #wsjwineclub — 5 months ago