"My mother-in-law loved this wine so much, she started calling herself Gloria. We have a label from a 1982 vintage framed on our dining room wall. Well frame the 2012 label also as these "granddaughter" grapes are just as wonderful as we remembered."
"It's not that the corks are dry ... they're in the bottle like cement. Several were impossible to pull out without breaking and one was so bad, it broke my angel wing cork screw. Had to buy a new one, and even that one has difficulty extracting the cork without it cracking in two vertically."
"Gigondas was the first bottle of wine I ever drank entirely at one meal, in Paris with a friend from school. It is our go-to holiday wine and surprisingly, or not so much, our son in Texas had Gigondas with his blood orange duck on Thanksgiving. Have bottles on the ready for Christmas."