Languedoc-Roussillon

2010 Domaine du Grangeon Chatus Ardèche, France, Languedoc - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

My first time that I recall trying the Chatus grape.  It is very interesting.  Not too dismilar from Cinsault.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cherries, dust and cranberrie

NV L'exeption d'Aimery Crémant de Limoux Rose, France, Languedoc - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88

A very nice value in sparkling wine.  This is a blend of Chardonnay (70%), Chenin (20%) and Pinot Noir (10%).  Pink in color.  A nice mousse of medium sized bubbles.  On the nos

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

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

Top 75 French Wines to Try Before You Quit Drinking (a non-dump bucket list if you will!)

If you are a wine lover, wine connoisseur, wine aficionado or even if you just like to have a couple of glasses on a Friday night, it soon becomes obvious that there are some wines that are held in a higher esteem in the wine world.  Sometimes, it is because these wines are very rare.  Other times, it’s because the wine has a place in history.   Sometimes it’s because the wine is just that good.  Here is a list of 75 wines from France that make up that category.  A few caveats.  I have not tried every wine on this list.  Some I have and others I hope to.  Many of these wines are rare and hard to find.  That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be on the list.  After all, if the opportunity presents itself, go for it. 

Languedoc, France Vintage Chart

Languedoc, France    
2009 93 D/H
2008 89 D/H
2007

All Rosés Lead to Southern France

It’s hot. The Fourth of July witnessed blistering temperatures around California, and this time the Bay Area was no exception. In my last column, I bemoaned the cool temperatures that typically beset the San Francisco metropolitan area in June and July and used the unseasonable chill as an excuse to explore one of the heavier wine regions of France, the syrah-saturated Northern Rhône. But our recent string of 75-plus-and-sunny days shows my pessimism to be ill-advised.

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