|Winery:||Le Grand Bouqueteau|
|Region:||France » Loire » Touraine » Chinon|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop, also called 'Le Grand Bouqueteau ' next to the car park by the entrance to Chinon castle when I visited at the end of May 2014. Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the area goes back ce...
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Nah, not really. I kinda like it. ;-)Life is good here in Sonoma County. I took half the day off today to drive over to Carneros for a 2011 syrah barrel tasting from 8 different winemakers who source their fruit from Las Madres Vineyards. The vineyard hosted the tasting and made all of us feel right at home. Aside from the beautiful setting we g... Read More
Erzeti Merlot Amphora 2000. Purchased fall of 2005. Cost: some number of euros. Dobrovo Castle – Brda Vinoteka, Slovenia. Enjoyed right there in the castle’s cellar.Talk about down the road to ruin… One stormy evening a very special wine stood on its own screaming at me, “Only wine can do this!”It was a thundering, stormy night… really!John (fia... Read More
Hello everyone, and greatings from California. I have only recently staring to drink wine within the last 6 months or so, as i had always been more of a beer and spirits kind of guy. Due to this i'm still tring to find out what styles I like and ones I don't. As my wallet has more moths then bills in it I tend to by wine that is in the $10 or le... Read More
What are everyones top 5 favorite Napa Valley wineries & vineyards and why?Mine are (not in this order):1) Pride Mountain Vineyards2) Miner Family3) Palmaz4) Hill Family5) Elyse WineryHonorable Mention: Cade, Somerston Read More
A fruit driven Pinot that has lots of raspberry and some smoky tones that make you think of a big stone pizza oven. Seek out Castle Rock, the quality to price ratio is high.Nice wine for Pizza! Read More
"-- The 2007 ----- is 100% Tinto Fino aged for 24 months in French and American barriques. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it emits a super-fragrant bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense and opulent on the palate, this loaded effort is succulent, pure, and exceptionally lengthy. It will evolv... Read More
Hi All,I'm pretty new to the site (this is my first forum post), I find it to be an invaluable resource though. It's greatest accomplishment for me has been to help me find great and afforable wine, allowing me to drink beautiful vino as often as I want. However, I haven't been running into many recommended pinots in the price range where I ca... Read More
Given NG's Californian Cab thread had morphed into Sparkling, I thought maybe that was a good time to take the interesting stuff coming through into its own thread.So I will start with the following sort of recapChampagne is a bit like Burgundy in that it is clearly leading the world in its reputation even in the places where local equivalents a... Read More
Since I joined Snooth in November 2010 my list of recommendations from you all has grown and grown, i am trying to make my way through the list but considering i only get through about 1 or two bottles a week it's going to take me a long time. Although I cannot speak about wine as eloquently as most of you the knowledge and advice that's been gi... Read More
I hesitated in starting this topic, as I truly believe all wines should pair well to at least some foods. We all experience a pleasure from those perfect pairings that we discover.. matches made in heaven :-)But what about sipping wine? And what does that mean to people? Here in California, it is NOT uncommon to pop open a bottle of wine to ... Read More