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


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

The San Diego Wine & Food Festival ( 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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