Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mas Sibert Soleno France 2014

Mas Sibert, Soleno, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Occitanie), France, 2014 This wine: lot No. none, one of 300 bottles without added sulfites, out of a single bottling run of 1200; unregistered biodynamic, a blend of merlot and petit verdot; … Continue reading

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Easton Cabernet Franc USA 2011

Easton, Monarch Mine Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Sierra (Nevada) Foothills Region, California, USA, 2011 This wine: lot No. 88080311 found without L prefix (on the bottle), varietal cabernet franc, short term wood ageing, coated natural cork closure with a dense collection … Continue reading

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Tenuta Giol Raboso Italy 2009

Tenuta Giol, Dossagio Zero, Spumante Metodo Classico di Raboso, Veneto, Italy, 2009 This wine: lot No. L.001, made within DOC Vicenza, where this sparkling wine may be simply labelled as Raboso; organic, varietal raboso veronese (an ancient acid and tannic … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Gewurztraminer 2013

Josmeyer, Les Folastries, Gewurztraminer, AOP Alsace, Grand Est, France, 2013 On gewurztraminer. This wine: lot No. L158 (on bottle just below capsule edge), biodynamic, varietal gewurztraminer; Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 13.5% abv, ex-producer, €17.30 (07/16) Last tasted 04/04/18. Consumer … Continue reading

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Les Cistes Sommierois 2017

Les Vignerons du Sommierois (Co-op), Les Cistes, IGP Pays d’Oc, Gard, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L84D310H27, organic, a syrah-grenache blend, traditional fermentation in stainless steel, 20 days maceration, 2+1 technical cork, 12.5% abv, ex-producer, ~€6 (12/18) Consumer … Continue reading

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Henschke Barossa 2014

Henschke, Keyneton Euphonium, Barossa, South Australia, 2010 This wine: lot No. L13014 (on back label), a blend of 45% shiraz, 36% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot and 2% cabernet franc; matured in 15% new and 85% seasoned (85% French and 15% … Continue reading

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Mas Donis Montsant 2008

Cellier de Capcanes, Mas Donis, Negre, DO Montsant, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, 2008 On DO Montsant This DO, currently amounting to about 2000 ha of vineyard, was established in 2002, having been carved out of DO Tarragona. It almost encircles DOQ … Continue reading

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