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NV Marie Demets Champagne Cuvée Rubis, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Deep sort of pink/orange in color.  Interesting.  On the palate, cranberries and some strawberries.  Nice mousse.  On the palate, this is more than just pleasant but not mind bl

2016 Jean Reverdy et Fils Sancerre La Reine Blanche, France, Loire Valley - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
91

Always one of the better Sancerre's from the home of Sauvignon Blanc.  This one is a bit surprising though.  Blind, I might have guessed New Zealand.  The nose has that gooseberry qu

NV Trouillard Champagne Brut Extra Selection, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Quite nice.  Light golden in color.  Nice mousse with a lot of tiny bubbles.  On the nose this is a bit nutty with green apples.  Crisp acidity on the palate.  The apples c

NV Moutard Père et Fils Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée - France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Nice Champagne at a reasonable price.  Light golf in color.  The nose has biscuits and a slight lemon note.  A nice mousse with fairly small bubbles.  On the palate, this has a

2011 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

A nice wine considering the vintage.  Purple in color.  The nose has nice cassis, slight tobacco and slight bell pepper.  On the palate, this is medium bodied with good cassis fruit.

2001 Domaine Tempier Bandol, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Whoa.  This was excellent and drinking great right now.  This is the regular bottling (do they still make that?).  Purple in color.  The nose is so pretty with a combination or

2013 Tenet Wines Syrah Costières-de-Nîmes Le Fervent, France, Languedoc - Wine review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88

Ruby/Purple in color.  The nose is dusty with boysenberries.  This is easy drinking Syrah.  Lots of black raspberry fruit.  Not a lot of depth.  Quite tasty with good fruit

2006 Château Clinet, France, Bordeaux, Pomerol - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

Well, this was disappointing.  Sometimes Bordeaux's can go thru a dumb phase and sometimes that is just an excuse.  Watched over a couple of days with no improvement.  It wasn't bad,

010 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix), France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Purple in color.  The nose is pretty tight at first but opend to show cassis, slight cedar and a bit of spice.  On the palate, nice black cherry fruit with some baking spice.  Good f

2010 Château Rauzan-Gassies "Gassies", France, Bordeaux, Margaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is the second wine of Rauza-Gassies.  Very nice showing for this.  Purple in color.  A very pretty noce of cassis, dark cherries, and baking spice.  On the palate, slightly

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