Wine Enthusiast 91 'Editor's Choice' "Opulent and ripe, this full-bodied wine has great fruit concentration, a rich texture supported by firm tannins and a lingering, plummy finish. Oak plays a minimal role through all its blackberry and black plum flavors, but spicy clove and cedar accents emerge
Wine Advocate 90 "The Le Paradou label is a joint venture between the Ventoux's Chateau Pesquie Chaudiere family and importer Eric Solomon. The 2016 Vin de France, which has already been bottled, is 100% Grenache and comes from vines in the Ventoux and the Roussillon's Agly Valley. It was brought
Wine Advocate 92-95 "The 2013 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Les Cimes is made from 35% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 17% Mourvèdre and the balance Carignan. Brought up all in barrique, one-third new, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it yields stunningly pure notes of liquid rock,
James Suckling 94 "Super fresh and gently reductive young black cherry fruits, with a sappy edge, too. Give this some air. The palate has a smooth, deeply flavorsome style. Cassis and cherry fruits hold pure. Drink now."~J.S. " Rayos Uva is Olivier's version of a Bourgongne Rouge sourced from
Wine Spectator 91 "Peach, quince and lime flavors mingle with ginger, briny and mineral notes in this savory white. Mouthwatering acidity gives this energy and drive. Firm and focused. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made." "An intense and complex nose of ripe fruits, lime, fennel and mint.
James Suckling 92 "A rustic and curious cabernet with dried tobacco, bark and cloves. Medium body, light velvety tannins and a flavorful finish." Savory and richly spiced, this complex red offers open-textured flavors of cherry, sandalwood and roasted plum. Unctuous and creamy midpalate.
John Gilman 91 "The 2015 Jour de Soif bottling of Bourgueil from Pierre Gauthier is a fine follow-up to the lovely 2014 version, offering up a ripe and vibrant bouquet of red and black cherries, tree bark, cigar smoke, dark soil tones, a touch of raw cocoa and some tobacco leaf in the upper
Vinous Media 92 "Brilliant orange-pink. Intense, mineral-accented strawberry, cherry pit and blood orange aromas, along with a sexy floral overtone. Concentrated red fruit and lavender pastille flavors are supported by a spine of juicy acidity that adds definition and back-end cut. Closes very long
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2016 Riesling Von Der Fels is from up to 25-year-old vines in the Kirchspiel, Hubacker and Abtserde. Its bouquet is clear, super ripe and fresh as well as intense and calcareous. On the plate this is a pure and fresh old-school Riesling with a lot of grip and tension. Very