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Loire Valley

France, Chenin Blanc, Saget La Perrière, Château de la Mulonnière, Loire Valley, 2015

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N/ Sun bleached rocks, spring water, honeysuckle, light citrus, light chlorine, and chamomile tea. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Lovely dancing acid, limes, really ripe apples, and white peaches. About one degree too sweet for me, but this will be a huge crowd pleaser at parties. Absolutely delicious. Winemakers: Benoit Dufour and Laurent Saget Alcohol = […]

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France, Rose, Rosé d’Anjou, Mulonnière, Loire Valley, 2015

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Red blend of: 40% Cabernet Franc, 30% Grolleau, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Gamay N/ Fresh rain, wet cement, raspberry Jolly Ranchers, crushed granite. In short, exactly the way rose should smell. T/ Medium to medium full mouth feel which was a surprise. Usually roses are much lighter in the piehole region. What also was […]

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France, Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet de Sevre et Maine, Chateau La Tarciere, Loire Valley, 2011

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N/ Crisp, acidic and wonderful hay notes. Crushed limestone, honeysuckle, and sunshine. Clean and bright. T/ Light mouthfeel. Clean lines of yellow fruit with soft citrus notes. Light asparagus notes, bracing acidity and long mineral notes. Surprising flavor intensity given the reputation of this grape as being somewhat neutral. Sur lie aged. Alcohol = 12% Price = […]

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France, Chenin Blanc (“Pineau de Loire”), La Cuvée des Fondraux, Champalou, Vouvray, Loire Valley, 2011

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N/ White flowers, gooseberries, chamomile, dry rocks, light carmel, dry grasses, and sunshine. Pretty damn impressive for this price point. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Solid acidity that is framed by, and infused with, carmel-dusted delightful yellow tropicals, camomile notes, soft hay flavors, and a minerality that seems both Old and New World. She is bright yet round, acid popping […]

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France, Sauvignon Blanc, Le Domaine Saget, La Petite Perrière, Domaine d’Artois, Loire Valley, 2010

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N/ Lightly salted yellow fruits and pears. Toasty. Green olives. Flint. Light resin. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Soft, clean, yellows and canned pear juice. Soft minerality. A tad low on the acid. http://www.pasternakwine.com/_webapp_2839533/Guy_Saget Price =$9 – $12 Rating = B / B+ This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery via Pastnernak Wine […]

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France, Sauvignon Blanc, Le Domaine Saget, Pouilly-Fume, Pouilly-sur-Loire, Loire Valley, 2008

N/ Crisp green apples and soft, green grasses. Tomato leaves. Grapefruit. Granite dust. T/ Bracing acidity that leads into marine/salt-kissed yellow fruits, white flowers, and light melon. Light honey.  Fruity closing with granite and minerals. Lovely. http://www.pasternakwines.com/_webapp_2839533/Guy_Saget Price =$30 Brilliant 91 This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.  

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France, Loire Valley, Vouvray, Wine Dinner, San Diego Wine & Food Festival

The San Diego Wine & Food Festival (http://www.worldofwineevents.com/) is a annual event that is a do-not-miss.  While the grand tasting event is mammoth, fun, and filled with great wine selections and food, this post will focus on one of the “side offerings”of the festival which include delightful small group dinners, etc. @WineHarlots and I were […]

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