Monthly Archives: August 2018

Drouhin Pinot Noir Oregon 2013

Domaine Drouhin, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon, Wine of USA, 2013 Firstly, some notes on Oregon, followed by the Willamette Valley AVA … A short history of Oregon wine There is some debate as to when and by … Continue reading

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Vina Bosconia Rioja 2004

Bodegas R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia,Vina Bosconia Reserva, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2004 On Rioja: Rioja Wine Guide, including style descriptions – courtesy of the Wine Society. This wine: lot No. L-9986, traditional style, a blend of 80% … Continue reading

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Ch. des Vaults Savennieres 2005

Domaine du Closel – Chateau des Vaults, La Jalousie, AOC Savennieres, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire, France, 2005 Some notes on the Savennieres appellation. This wine: lot No. LSG35, varietal chenin blanc, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, … Continue reading

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Haut Gleon Corbieres 2012

Chateau Haut Gleon, Notre Dame, AOC Corbieres, Aude, Occitanie, 2012 This wine: lot No. L13/324 on the neck and really hard to see, a blend of syrah, grenache noir and carignan; fermented in stainless steel, aged for one year in … Continue reading

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Gimie Les Fossiles d’Oc 2016

Moulin Gimie, Les Fossiles, IGP Pays d’Oc, Capestang, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L06/07/11, a blend of syrah, merlot and mourvedre, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, ex-producer, €11.50 (07/18) Consumer tasting note: a deep ruby hue … Continue reading

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Escattes Languedoc 2013

Mas d’Escattes, Heritage, AOC Languedoc-Sommieres, Gard, Languedoc, France, 2013 This wine: lot No. L1512, organic, a blend of 60% syrah with grenache noir, natural indigenous yeast, aged in 600l demi-muid, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, Des Cévennes à la … Continue reading

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Thieri Pic St Loup 2016

La Grange de Thieri, AOP Pic Saint-Loup, Hérault, Languedoc (now Occitanie), France, 2016 On AOC Pic Saint Loup The Languedoc crus, of which AOC Pic Saint Loup is a member since September 2016, occupies the peak of a three-tiered quality … Continue reading

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