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2012 Château de Ségriès Lirac Cuvée Réservée, France, Rhone - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88

Not as good as other vintages of this wine often are.  This is usually a stellar value.  That said, this is a solid wine and probably drinking at peak right now.  Ruby/purple in colo

2015 Jardin en Fleurs Sauvignon Blanc Touraine, France, Loire - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Light golden in color.  The nose has nice minerality with some grapefruit.  On the palate, this is a bit flabby and could use more acidity.  On the other hand, the minerality carries

2010 Château Gaudin, France, Bordeaux, Pauillac - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Very nice wine that is slowly getting to peak but not there yet.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, pencil lead and spice.  On the palate, this is tannic.  Tight but unwind

2014 Clos Margalaine, France, Bordeaux, Margaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Another nice Bordeaux.  The retsail price is, however, $50.  Hopefully, it can be found for less.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cassis, cherries, slight barnyard and a fa

2014 Clos Des Menuts, France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has cigar and cherries.  Penty of tannins.  The fruit seems a bit under ripe.  Some people like that style of Bordeaux but it was borderline with

2015 Maison Riviere Alienor, France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

I get excited about finding great bottles and inexpensive prices.  One of the best ways to make those discoveries is to look for the inexpensive Bordeaux in great vintages.  2015 is the f

NV Elisabeth & Francois Jourdan Coteaux du Languedoc L'Argentier, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

A blend of Syrah, Carignane and Grenache.  I could find no vintage designation on the label (so its probably there in extra large font ;-) )  A very nice value wine.  Purple in color

2015 L'Argentier (Elisabeth & François Jourdan) Vin de Pays du Gard Vieilles Vignes de Cinsault, France, Languedoc - Wine Reviews

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has dark cherries.  On the palate, more like black raspberries.  Slight tannins.  Tart acidity.  Should be great with food.  Good value

2016 L'Argentier (Elisabeth & François Jourdan) Rose d' Aramon, France, Languedoc - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88

Light salmon pink in color.  The nose is nice with strawberries.  On the palate, this is very refreshing.  Lively strawberry fruit.  Good texture.  Fresh.  Easy drinki

2000 Château Gruaud Larose, France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Opened and allowed to breathe for 10 hours, decanted for sediment and served.  That seemed to be about the right amount of air.  This was drinking well but still has years left of course.

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