Category: france

Enjoying this “little” unoaked Chardonnay toni…

Enjoying this “little” unoaked Chardonnay tonight. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now. 89 pts. Full review: http://bit.ly/2Kxsq1b

2014 Domaine Guillot-Broux Mâcon-Cruzille

2014 Domaine Guillot-Broux Mâcon-Cruzille

A nice little Gamay for a weeknight. Dark gummy fruit, cherries, forest floor, mint, and mushrooms on the nose. Cherries and chewy fruit on the palate along with young sapling wood and mint notes. Nice!

3/5 bones

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Gamay

12.5% abv

Mâcon (Burgundy), FRANCE

Here are my top wine picks from November 24 LC…

Here are my top wine picks from November 24 LCBO VINTAGES Release. France + Washington featured. Some fine options for holiday gift-giving. https://goo.gl/Xsdv3Y

2017 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Parallèle 45 Côtes du …

2017 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Parallèle 45 Côtes du Rhône Rosé

It’s always rosé season in my book. Cherries, strawberries, white pepper, and rose water on the nose and palate. Solid wine by a nice producer. Enjoy any time!

3/5 bones

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Grenache (50%), Cinsault (40%), Syrah (10%)

13% abv

Côtes du Rhône, FRANCE

2017 Louis Jadot Rosé

2017 Louis Jadot Rosé

My life is pretty rosy right now with this great value rosé on paw. Raspberries, red currants, and nectarines on the nose. Raspberries, cherries, and strawberries on the palate with a hint of nectarine. Cheers! 

4/5 bones

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Gamay

13% abv

Beaujolais, FRANCE

2015 Vignobles Dubourg Château Nicot Bordeaux

2015 Vignobles Dubourg Château Nicot Bordeaux

Oh bonjour. I’m just sitting here, enjoying some Bordeaux like it ain’t no thang. Blackberries, cassis, cedar, pepper, eucalyptus, and cocoa on the nose. Smooth mouthfeel on the palate – more Merlot than CabSauv. Blackberries, cassis, cocoa powder, and purple flowers. Easy drinking, smooth sippin’ BDX. 

3/5 bones

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Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

13% abv

Bordeaux, FRANCE

2014 Château Saint Jean Côtes du Rhône Village…

2014 Château Saint Jean Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu

Hehe. Hi there. Just throwing back some CdR on this fine day. Sweet black cherries, raspberries, blackberries, peppered fruit, and dusty earth notes on the nose. More cherries, raspberries, and blackberries on the palate with pepper, dry leather, and earth. Rustic, solid weeknight bistro wine.

4/5 bones

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Carignan, Grenache, Syrah

14% abv

Côtes du Rhône, FRANCE

2017 Château Haut Sarthes Bergerac Rosé

2017 Château Haut Sarthes Bergerac Rosé

Feeling rosé today with these flowers. Perfumed nose of strawberries, raspberries, and cherries. Similar notes on the palate with a hint of fruit leather. Nice stuff at the price. 

4/5 bones

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Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet France (30%)

13% abv

Bergerac, FRANCE

Opened up this lovely 2010 Cave de Roquebrun…

Opened up this lovely 2010

Cave de Roquebrun La Grange des Combes Saint-Chinian-Roquebrun

tonight. Full review here: https://goo.gl/n6YNmA

2016 Château Mezain Blanc

2016 Château Mezain Blanc

Resting my eyes and my soul with this white Bordeaux. Very grassy on the nose with green apple, pear, lemon, and green pepper notes. Similar notes on the palate. This isn’t too exciting, but it isn’t bad as something to cook with and have a glass or two yourself while you cook!

3/5 bones

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Sauvignon Blanc

11.5% abv

Bordeaux, FRANCE