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Château de Vufflens Blanc 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Die Farbe des Weines ist auffallend kristallklar. Das Bouquet ist schmeichelhaft, subtil, mit fruchtiger Note und einem Touch Zitrone. Im Gaumen ist der Wein seidig, stämmig, mit Körper, frisch und harmonisch.

Chalone Vineyard:
Perched in the remote Gavilan Mountain Range, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, this rugged vineyard sits at the base of an extinct volcano bordering the Pinnacles National Monument. Chalone Vineyard is one of the few wineries in the U.S. growing grapes in limestone-based soils, the same as in Burgundy. The spare, well-drained ground, limited rainfall and low crop levels attr... Read more
Perched in the remote Gavilan Mountain Range, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, this rugged vineyard sits at the base of an extinct volcano bordering the Pinnacles National Monument. Chalone Vineyard is one of the few wineries in the U.S. growing grapes in limestone-based soils, the same as in Burgundy. The spare, well-drained ground, limited rainfall and low crop levels attracted Dick Graff, who wanted to make top-flight Burgundian-styled Chardonnay. Graff made his first vintage under the Chalone Vineyard label in 1966, producing what became a benchmark for California Chardonnay. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château de Vufflens Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/12/2013

Tight and dark on the nose, with hints of old wood and cloves along with a dry earthiness, all lurking under blackberry fruit topped with hints of pepper and menthol. Smooth and a bit matte in the mouth, with some dry tannins embedded in a core of plummy fruit that’s framed with hints of meat, coffee and sweet spices. The mouthfeel is a bit foursquare here, with nice black cherry fruit on the finish. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/28/2013

Sweet and soft on the nose with early accents of mocha, sweet tobacco leaf, allspice and brown sugar joined by dried bay leaf and black currants. On entry this shows excellent integration and while there is plenty of acidity here, it is held nicely in check by the rich yet not weighty fruit. The oak is well measured as well, yielding a rather seamless wine with attractive herb, toast and blackcurrant flavors; elegant and bright with refreshing acidity on the moderately long finish which ends with cinnamon dusted red berry fruits. This probably won't wow many, but it drinks quite well in a rather classic modern Napa Valley style. Snappy, clean and crisp. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/27/2013

Sweet and soft on the nose with early accents of mocha, sweet tobacco leaf, allspice and brown sugar joined by dried bay leaf and black currants. On entry this shows excellent integration and while there is plenty of acidity here, it is held nicely in check by the rich yet not weighty fruit. The oak is well measured as well, yielding a rather seamless wine with attractive herb, toast and blackcurrant flavors; elegant and bright with refreshing acidity on the moderately long finish which ends with cinnamon dusted red berry fruits. This probably won't wow many, but it drinks quite well in a rather classic modern Napa Valley style. Snappy, clean and crisp. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/21/2012

This smells stemmy and composty, all feral with iron and green pepper and even a touch of celery. Fairly nicely balanced, rich and broad with sufficient acidity to perk things up a touch on the palate. There’s some nice fruit here as well, clear with both mineral and very gentle vegetal tones accenting the blueberryish fruit on the mid-palate that becomes more obvious on the finish. The finish is a touch short and tough, though the blueberry fruit and violet nuances do show some aromatic lift. Hopefully time will help this because today it is a bit ordinary at best. 84pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/08/2009

Butterscotch and black cherry on the nose with just a touch of herbs and a piercing violet top note. On the palate this is very fresh with great acids and unobtrusive tannins that are very soft but add volume in the mouth. The fruit has a muddy, earthy tone that adds nice depth and a touch of complexity to the pure fruit. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
0.00 5
Vintage: 1998 05/04/2012

Very ripe and a bit Porty on the nose with prune elements, hung game, barnyard, sea salt and terry notes accenting the base of roasted red and black fruits. In the mouth this is rich yet smooth, with the power of the vintage in evidence. And yet the wine is very well balanced, delivering jammy red berry fruits without tremendous weight. The finish does show off a certain candied note before fading into dried herb and spice notes. Very successful for the vintage even though this strikes me as over-ripe. 91pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549194,189
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/10/2012

The nose was reminiscent of summer days with watermelons, fresh sliced apples and floral undergrowth. On the palate, a refreshing wave of fruits washed over the senses with a hint of sweetness and a perfect dose of refreshing acidity. The hardest thing about tasting this wine is that I just wanted to keep drinking it.


Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,704
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 04/07/2016

Most websites say this is a $25 bottle of Cab. I purchase it every day of the week for under $20. It stands up to the Big Cabs of Napa. It is made from Napa Valley grapes in Napa Valley and it has flavors of black cherry, plum, cedar and is aged in small oak barrels for 30 months. . It pairs well with any beef dish either grilled or pot roast with dark gravy. It's being lingers well. I'm a fan. I've even visited the vineyard and they along with their wines are lovely


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/17/2013

Nose of quince, red currant and cranberry with lots of minerality. On the palate, the minerality turns a touch metallic. Flavors of cranberry, pomegranate and currant. Touch of strawberry. Crisp, dry and refreshing. 86 pts. 5/9/13 at winery


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/06/2009

You know, I really loved this. It's pale cherry in color, slightly cloudy, and almost the color of a very dark Spanish rose. Whew! Aromas of barnyard, manure, and fertilizer lose there overpowering quality quickly, but the smell of topsoil remains to accompany the raspberry notes. Sour cherry and pomegranate seed flavors. Best with food--sausages, cheese. A good red for chilling slightly in summertime.


3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 03/25/2012

Gute Mischung aus Garanoir, Pinot Noir und Gamay. Ziemlich wuchtig und mit typischem Gamay Charakter. Waadtländer Terroir!!


Snooth User: Breno Tinoco
826482308
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 07/16/2011

a honesty wine.


Snooth User: derekrdu
872079203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 06/23/2012

Had a 2005 at Thanksgiving and it was spectacular! A lighter Cab/Sav, but incredibly silky and nice fruit with a light finish that went well with the dinner. Finished another bottle later with a great cigar!


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External Reviews for Château de Vufflens Blanc

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 08/28/2016

Appearance: Deep dark red Aroma: Expressive and aromatic notes of blackberry, blueberry and cherries are surrounded by cassis, leather, rosemary and bay leaf accents. Flavor: The entry is intense and lush with flavors of plum, strawberry and blueberry. Soft and velvety tannins, bright acidity and seamlessly integrated oak provide lovely structure and a lingering finish. Varietal Composition: 35% Carmenere 29% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Syrah 8% Petit Verdot 3% Cabernet Franc Oak Aging: 12 months in French oak, 25% new Alcohol: 14.5%


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

Another lively 2013 with lemon peel minerals and blueberries. Medium body with fine tannins and a bright delicious finish. Delicate. Tangy and bright. Only 1 000 cases instead of the usual 4 000. 92% merlot and 8% cabernet franc. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

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External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

Intense balsamic fragrances, alcohol and sweetness. Full of toffee and peach flavours together with walnuts. Carpineto was founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet and farms 424 hectares of land spread over four estates among Tuscany’s most prestigious appellations. The original aim of the producers - to produce modern, world-class red wine from the top Tuscan appellations has been admirably fulfilled. Antonio Zaccheo is now aided by his son Antonio and daughter Francesca. Giovanni Sacchet’s daughter, Caterina, has recently joined the Carpineto winemaking team after finishing her viticulture and oenology degree. Grapes : 50% Trebbiano and 50% Malvasia Region : Italy / Tuscany / Vin Santo del Chianti DOC Maker : Giovanni Carlo Sacchet Notes : Lovely balance between the complex, intense balsamic fragrances, alcohol and sweetness. Full of toffee and peach flavours together with walnuts. This wine is concentrated, persistent and long on the finish. Serve : Serve at 5-7c as an aperitif, or at 16c with desserts and strong cheeses such as Pecorino and Gorgonzola. Also excellent as a meditation wine. ABV : 15% Suitable for Vegetarians


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Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

Danzante is a collection of contemporary Italian wines intended for the enjoyment of “la dolce vita”. They express both passion and style which are essential to the Italian lifestyle. The name Danzante, Italian for dancing, captures what you will experience with these wines: a feeling of enjoyment, celebration and most of all, being in touch with your senses. The Danzante wines can be enjoyed by wine drinkers of all levels. With elegant aromas and rich fruit flavours, they offer a variety of styles, typically Italian, that complement almost any occasion Danzante’s wines are produced in some of the most renowned Italian regions, each wine reflecting the unique characteristic of that region. Danzante Pinot Grigio is sourced from vines in the Trentino Alto Adige, the Veneto and the Friuli Venezia Giulia, the three north eastern regions of Italy, collectively known as the “Tre Venezie”. With stony, deep soil, relatively high altitude and cool summers, the “Tre Venezie” allows Pinot Grigio to fully express its potential. Grapes : 100% Pinot Grigio Region: Italy / Veneto / Venezie IGT Maker : Nicolo D'Afflitto Serve : Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish soups, grilled fish, seafood, dishes based on mushrooms and oriental food. Taste : A crisp lemon blossom bouquet leads into vibrant flavours of citrus, melon and peach. A delicious white wine to be enjoyed young. ABV : 12%


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2012 06/21/2013

Ein fruchtiger, ausgewogener, nachhaltiger und frischer Rotwein. Rubinrot mit Violett-Reflexen. Mittelkräftiges Bouquet. Im Gaumen trocken. Die Struktur ist weich, füllig und harmonisch. Im Rückgeruch wieder vorwiegend Fruchtnoten, dazu leicht pflanzliche Noten, Würze (Lakritze) und Röstaromen (Rauch). Die Aromatik dominiert den Wein. Mittellanger Abgang.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

Enchanting evenings start with enchanting wines. Our Enchanted Woods Bubbly is a delightfully effervescent white wine that makes a perfect accompaniment to any celebration, large or small. This light and fruity wine has flavors of juicy red apples, ripe pear, and lush pineapple, finished with a long creamy texture. This special limited release wine is produced only once a year. - Winery


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<p>This wine is made with grapes from mature vines and then aged for 12 months in oak. As a result, it has a deep purple color with rich aromas and flavors of ripe black fruit. A velvety, elegant texture with a chewy, spicy finish.</p>

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.20 g/l grams per liter

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