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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
89065225,811
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
89065225,811
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
89065225,811
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
89065225,811
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
89065225,811
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
89065225,811
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


Member Reviews for Château de Vufflens Blanc

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549183,583
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: 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!


Snooth User: Clavelito
8501373
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 06/01/2011

Great wine with good tannins. Full bodied and good lenght in mouth. Strong aromas of leather and ripe raspberry.


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External Reviews for Château de Vufflens Blanc

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: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 05/20/2015

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

The Tedeschi family has dedicated its energy and enthusiasm to growing and producing wine in Valpolicella for many generations. They first purchased vineyards in the area in 1630. Today the Tedeschi family manages 74 hectares of vineyards, of which 29 hectares are family owned. Although Tedeschi is considered one of the top producers of Amarone and Recioto wines, the family has never rested on its laurels, continually striving to improve the structure of the wine by keeping the vines’ yields low. They produce four distinct ranges: Linea Classica; Valpolicella, Amarone and Recioto, and Linea Fabriseria Awards from national and international competitions are testimony to the family’s uninterrupted search for refinement. Grapes : 30% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 30% Corvinone, 10% Molinara. Region : Italy / Veneto / Valpolicella Superiore DOC Maker : Riccardo Tedeschi Serve : Full bodied wine to accompany red meats, game and cheese. Best served at around 18°C, uncorking or decanting the wine at least one hour before serving. Only made in great years. Notes : The Valpolicella gains body, colour and strength by being fermented with the Amarone and Recioto pressings. Ample in bouquet, its dry flavour is robust and warm with a bitter background and a smooth texture. ABV : 14%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 11/19/2013

This un-oaked Chardonnay is full of pear, melon, and butter flavors with refreshing acidity for balance. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 12/03/2013

Pale straw with green highlights. Great nose of subtle white flowers mixed with white fuits A lovely and intense wine with floral notes, peach and pear flavours. - Winery


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

Of the many native red grape wines recently revived in Italy, Sagrantino di Montefalco, Umbria’s flagship wine and also Podere Le Vaglias, is one of the most distinctive. With its impressive complexity and longevity, it has the qualities to become the regions most famous and prestigious red wine, despite the fact that this low-yielding Sagrantino grape makes up a mere 6% of Umbrias total production. The Podere Le Vaglie Estate comprises of 75 hectares of prime vineyards situated around the picturesque town of Orvieto in the heart of Umbria. The Estate is owned by Alessandro Lumini who is aided by his sister Serana. Presently under construction is their new state of the art cellar which should be completed by the end of 2010. Riccardo Cotarella has just been appointed as their consultant winemaker. Grapes : 100% Sagrantino Region: Italy / Umbria Maker : Alessandro Lumini Taste : A full bodied dry red wine with hints of blackberry, bramble, liquorice and wood spice in the background. A wine that will age well. Serve : At 17C with red meats and strong flavoured cheese. ABV : 12.5%


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