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Nov 30 at 10:07pm
Added Nov 30 at 10:07pm8th Generation is a well-respected producer of Germanic-styled wines in Summerland BC. This PN is no exception; the style is seems German, but slightly deeper, smokier and rubbery; get past the smoke and rubber and you have cooked strawberry, with a vanilla/tannin finish. If the German style is the objective, all is well. 86-87 points.
Nov 30 at 8:00pm
Added Nov 30 at 8:00pmI received this modestly priced Pinot Blanc from a family friend at a reception honouring a recently deceased relative. Since I had not had any wine from the Heiss family holdings in years, I looked forward to updating my knowledge of this beautiful vineyard and its produce. I was not disappointed: the wine is almost chardonnay-like with apple and pear on the nose. Entry is very pleasant, with gobs of kiwi, gooseberry, pear and apple. Delicious. Nothing poor about this poor man's chard. 89.
Nov 27 at 9:22pm
Added Nov 20 at 9:01pmA great aperitif for winter or late fall parties (Thanksgiving comes immediately to mind) that is tasty, easy quaffing and good for the budget. That describes this Gabriel Meffre Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc to a tee...with an orange rind and tisane nose and a follow-up panoply of flavours that include ginger, peach, honey and herbal tea. Finish is only slightly of grape stem. Impressive for the price. 88.
Nov 27 at 1:33amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $25.59
Added Nov 27 at 1:33amThe reliable Louis Jadot negotiant (wholesaler) makes a wonderful generic Pouilly-Fuisse with a garden flower scent (white Wisteria) and a slightly oaky, oily licorice flavour on the palate. Finish is long and satisfying. A fine wine for the price and very Macon. 90 points.
Nov 24 at 12:08am
Added Nov 24 at 12:08amThe 2015 Plan de Dieu (St. Mapalis) from Meffre is even better than the previous vintage with a sage-infused cherry nose and gritty, wild cherry on the palate. Slightly rustic and invigorating, this wine makes for exceptional value. 89 points+ And, as I am not often wont to say, "a steal"...
Nov 20 at 9:06pm
Added Dec 18, 2015 at 7:32pmThe 2014 Saint Mapalis from the windswept flatland of Plan de Dieu (God's Plan, or Plane of God) near Cairanne is excellent. There is the candied blueberry nose with a touch of sagebrush (well, maybe garrigue) and there is a clean, blueberry-infused, metallic entry without harshness or heavy tannin. It lacks only the density of the best villages. Finish is medium and flavours are perhaps less complex than village named wine, but a very good wine nonetheless. 89 points.
Nov 18 at 9:08pm
Chateau Plince 2013
Added Nov 18 at 9:08pmThis modest Pomerol actually performed well in this much maligned vintage (2013); the nose has an attractive scent of plum and a hint of sweet cherry with a moderately tannic entry (but eminently drinkable now) and a nice cherry effect on the palate plus a little grit and wet loam. Not bad at all, if simple. The flavour profile probably reflects a petit Chateau of some 50 years ago... in a good way. 87.
Nov 17 at 7:52pm
Added Nov 17 at 7:52pmAs far as Nouveau goes, Mommessin usually makes for heartier fare; the fruit is deeper, less candied and refined - yet totally a product of maceration carbonique - with candy floss, hard (red) candy apple and banana on the nose with that Gamay cherry poking through as well. Very grapey finish - as it should be - with easy drinking, post-harvest flair. Recommended, if you like primeur.... as I do. 86 points.
Nov 13 at 7:16pm
Added Nov 13 at 7:16pmMain Divide in Canterbury, South Island NZ has made a wonderful PN at Waipara... a warm, strawberry infused bouquet with trifle and herbal (leaf) qualities invites one to sip, and, the entry does not disappoint: there is just a hint of rubber with wet earth and over-ripe field strawberry on the palate. Finish is quite long for PN at this price point. 89 points.
Nov 11 at 9:05pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $30.45
Added Nov 11 at 9:05pmCall it a holdover from student days and wage slavery, but I still rejoice when a gem is found hidden away in the stacks... Chateau Rahoul (Dourthe stable) Blanc is just such a bauble...the scent evokes the Sauvignon Blanc more with gooseberry and lemon grass, with a nice acidic entry and more gooseberry, grass and green fruit on the palate. Great with food and a delicious aperitif, though not strong on depth. 90.