Willem The Silent

Principauté d'Orange Red Blend 2017

Up and coming region of #cotesdurhone. Cassis and garrigue herbs and baking spice smells. Juicy acidity, dark chocolate and espresso and medium tannin that linger into a coffee-bitter finish. Good value from #wsjwineclub — 23 days ago

Alessandro Gallici

Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio 2016

I think this is my favorite #pinotgrigio, though I’m not a fan of the typical wine from this varietal. Here there’s more body and concentration, citrus and a touch of stone fruit woven together with a pleasing mineral backbone and medium tartness. #wsjwineclub — a month ago

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Flor de San Martin

Navarra Garnacha Blanca 2018

Another sleeper white hit from #wsjwineclub. True to the label art, this #garnachablanca is perfumed with jasmine and gardenia. Green apple and citrus acidity present on the palate with a delightful almost spicy zing on the finish - this one disappears fast out of the glass. I’d like to try it with some slightly spicy food next time. — 2 months ago

Cuvée du Vatican

Réserve de l'Abbé Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2017

Fruit-driven character on this #cotesdurhone, cassis and bramble berry up front, finishes with some toffee and vanilla notes, plenty of acididty and a long finish with lingering tannins. It's a bit thin at the end and missing some herbs and spice to make things more interesting. #wsjwineclub **Update: just this week I’ve been enjoying this wine a glass a day and it just keeps going like the Energizer Bunny, virtually no oxidation and it’s opened up more with a longer finish. Rhône blends like this continue to surprise and impress me.
— 4 months ago

Neil and Vanessa liked this

Chateau Le Pré Du Moine

Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Delicious, savory #entredeuxmers Bordeaux. Luxurious nose with notes of smoked meat, black pepper, mushroom, forest floor and a firm foundation of bramble fruit. Lovely balance featuring fresh acidity with coffee and well integrated tannins that trail off into the sunset. #wsjwineclub — a month ago

Le Roi

de Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

100% #cabernetsauvignon ; Surge of dark fruit aroma, not much earthy or cigar box notes so it evokes a New World style, but racy body and structure speak of classic #bordeaux. Good wine but would prefer more weight for a full Cab. #wsjwineclub — 2 months ago

Vanessa and Mike liked this

Boas Quintas

Quinta de Giesta Dão 2015

32% #touriganacional, 45% #tintaroriz (Tempranillo) and 23% #jaen. Soulfully deep bramble berry aroma with some peppery spice that bites the nose in a pleasant way. Nice rich mouthfeel with loads of juicy acid, a background of vanilla, cocoa and that peppery spice to finish off. I like this very food friendly wine. #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago


Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache 2017

Exhilarating blackberry plummy aroma, juicy mouthfeel and velvety tannins, but there’s too much residual sugar for standalone enjoyment on this old vine #grenache. It is a food friendly wine and that sweetness works well with a richer mildly spiced Indian curry. #wsjwineclub — a month ago

Neil liked this

Domaine du Père Caboche

Création d'Emilie Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

What’s a good wine to sip on breaks while clearing out the garage on a crisp Fall day in Houston? This one...starts off pretty tight but just opens up into expressive #chateauneufdupape - Grenache-baseline cherry, whispering #garrigue herbal notes. It will be a challenge to keep this for at least 5 years to see how it develops. #wsjwineclub — a month ago

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Porta Flavio

Carignano da Vecchie Viti Sardegna Carignano del Sulcis Rosato 2017

My notes from the July tasting are much the same, maybe more wild cherry notes with the strawberry plus delicious acidity. Recently I read an article on wine expert’s inside secret to Rosé stating that the paler wine is generally better, but as with all rules related to wine, there are great exceptions like this. #carignano #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago