2023 Famille de Lorgeril Ô de Rosé, France, Languedoc, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2023
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

This is a blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 5% Viognier from southern France.  Salmon pink/orange in color, clear and bright.  The nose has cherries, slight strawberries, floral notes, salinity, and slight citrus.  Light to medium bodied.  On the palate, pink grapefruit comes out along with a touch of strawberries.  There is some residual sugar here making this almost demi-sec.  Tasty.  Good finish.  This is a light and breezy wine that is drinking well and reasonably diverse as far as food pairings.  It would be great with a Beet and Roasted Goat Cheese Salad.  Drink over the next year

2020 Domaine Lafage Cuvée Nicolas Vieilles Vignes de Grenache, France, Roussillon, IGP Côtes Catalanes.Wine Review

Vintage: 
2024
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

This is 100% old vine (averaging 65 years old) Grenache from southeast France.  The nose has raspberries and sour cherries along with a slight floral note.  Medium bodied.  Light tannins.  On the palate, the wine is concentrated with raspberries and cherries.  Good acidity.  Nice texture.  The wine is  nice on its own, but paired with a Chocolate Pots de Creme, it worked quite well.  Drink over the next five to seven years.  

2018 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

This white is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Macabeu, Vermentino and Marsanne. Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with floral notes in addition to limes, and quince.  Viscous texture.  On the palate, green apples and some citrus.  Nice finish.  Overall, an easy drinking wine that provides nice value.  

2018 Wild Pig Chardonnay Vin de Pays d'Oc, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
85
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$14.00USD

Named after "Greta" a "famous" wild pig in the southeast of France.  This is an easy to drink white wine that provides some value.  Light green/gold in color.  The nose is smoky and fruity (sort of like fruit flavored gum).  There is nice acidity and a nice texture.  On the palate, not as much generic fruitiness but it is refreshing.  A hint of bitter almond on the finish.  For the price, this would be a fine choice for a party.  It would work with lighter foods or on its own.  Drink now.  

NV Orin Swift Equinox Edition 3: The Commute, Wine Review

Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

This is a Rhone blend wine with 50% coming from California and 50% coming from France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Maury.  The grapes were from the 2013 vintage though that is not on the label.   This wine is only available to members of Orin Swift’s Equinox Wine Club.  Inky purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is great with black cherries, black raspberries, char, spice and black pepper.  15.4% ABV.  This is not a shy wine.  Great lush texture.  On the palate, juicy black cherries and black raspberries with underlying charred dry earth.  No noticeable alcohol on the nose or palate.  Thi

2018 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières, France, Languedoc, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

Another nice value play from Kermit Lynch.  A blend of 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir,  and 10% Syrah.  Purple in color with ruby swirls.  Mostly clear and bright.  The nose has black cherries, black raspberries, slight earthy note and black pepper.  Medium bodied.  Nice acidity.  On the palate, the black cherries come thru.  Some depth.  Light tannins.  Good finish.  This is a tasty wine that drinks fine on its own but works better with hearty food.  It went great with a vegetarian chili.  Drink this over the next five to seven years.  

Domaine de la Bégude 2018 L'Irréductible Rosé, France, Bandol, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

This is a Rose from Bandol.  Orange/ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose has cherries and orange citrus.  On the palate, the cherries come out stronger.  Slightly viscous.  Hints of sweetness.  Very smooth and delicious.  Nice finish.  This is fresh and vibrant.  it will work with almost any food.  Great on its own.  Drink over the next couple of years.  

2018 Château Coupe Roses Minervois La Bastide, France, Languedoc, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

This is a blend of 48% Carignan, 46% Grenache and 6% Syrah.  Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright.  The nose is warm with nice cherry fruit.  On the palate, this is medium bodied.  slightly silky texture.  The palate has cherry fruit with a bit or herbal notes underneath.  There is warmth on the finish.  This drink ok on its own and would work with burgers or stews.  

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