Robert Parker 90 "This cuvee may qualify as the 'wine bargain of the year.' A Champagne-like sparkling rose from the largely forgotten area of Bugey (which only received appellation status in 2009), this low alcohol (8%) offering is made from 90% Gamay and 10% Poulsard (an indigenous grape of the
Vinous Media 91 "Golden-tinged straw. Beeswax and white stone fruit on the perfumed, very floral nose. Vibrant acidity provides noteworthy clarity and cut to the apple, apricot and minty flavors. Finishes long and delicately peppery, with a welcome zingy citrus bite. Much fresher than the 2014
"The Champalou’s dry and off-dry Vouvrays have become among the most frequently seen on the American restaurant list, and no wonder, given both their phenomenal quality:price rapport and their style. Like the Vouvray, harvest happens early in the morning for the Fondraux and the grapes are
A ripe, expressive Brouilly with wonderful sweet fruit expression - ripe cherry, figs, savory herbs and dried flowers. Intense, firm tannin structure and very long on the finish. Should keep well for a decade. Impressive Beaujolais cru.
Wine Advocate 91 A smokin’ southern Rhone is the 2014 Côtes du Rhône la Sierra du Sud, which is 100% Syrah, from 15- to 35-year-old vines, that was destemmed and aged in a combination of tank and barrels. Ground pepper, wild herbs, black cherries and the essence of blackberry fruit all emerge from
There is a freshness and purity, finesse and complexity in the Lascaux wines that is rare in this wild landscape. The consistency of the winemaking, the quality of their wines, and great values they present make this domaine a treasure of the KLWM portfolio. According to KLWM salesperson, Mark
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2014 Fleurie les Moriers has a wonderful, floral bouquet with wilted rose petals and violets infusing the pure red berry fruit that is well defined and gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, good weight in the mouth and a gradual build
Fresh aromas of white flowers, lemon-lime blossoms and lychee. It has mouthwatering acidity, light to medium bodied with wonderful floral notes in the palate. "Boxler’s Edelzwicker is a kaleidoscope of the flavors, aromas, and textures of Alsace. Don’t miss it while it lasts, because you’d be
" Deep ruby in colour. Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and prune. Fresh finish with mint and vanilla. A classic expression of Cahors in the South West of France, birthplace of the well-known Malbec grape variety. Ideal with pork chops. " ~ Winery notes
Wine Advocate 90 "I loved the white from Mas Champart and the 2014 Saint Chinian Blanc is a mix of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Bourboulenc, Viognier and Clairette, that’s from higher elevation parcels and aged in equal parts tank and barrels. It sees full malolactic fermentation. Giving
As tradiitrional as it gets for Muscadet from coastal Loire Valley. Great stony minerality and flavors of herbs and lemon peel with notes of salinity on the finish. There is a slight briny character to this wine that makes it a match made in heaven with oysters or shelfish. Have it with poached cod
Vinous Media 91 "Fantino's 2014 Barbera d'Alba emerges from 70 year-old vines in the heart of Dardi. Sweet red cherry, plum and smoke are some of the signatures. The 2014 was vinified and aged in steel, so it needs time in the glass to blow off some of its slight elements of reduction, but it is a
35% Niellucciu, 35% Grenache, 15% Sciacarellu, 15% Syrah All grapes picked by hand. Fermentation lasts 15 days to 3 weeks, then the grapes are pressed. Wine is raised for one year in stainless steel and then one year in foudre or French oak barrels. Out of the 50 barrels used to age the wine, 1 or
The nose starts with enchanting fruit and floral aromas, but quickly gives room to a more typical Cabernet Franc: autumn leaves, green peppers, and earthiness. The seductive and stern details on the palate complement each other, making this a very versatile wine.
I recall many years ago when Marcel Lapierre pulled me aside and asked if I thought Kermit and our clients would like his new “petit vin.” When I asked him what it was, he told me, “It’s a wine... that you drink like a beer... when you don’t really want to drink a beer.” What’s not to like about