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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
89065223,796
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
89065223,796
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
89065223,796
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
89065223,796
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
89065223,796
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
89065223,796
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
92549181,714
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

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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: 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%


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Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

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

Cantina Sacchetto was founded in 1920 in Italy, and today is run by Filiberto Sacchetto, his son Paolo and daughter Beatrice. The winery is situated at the point where the provinces of Treviso, Padua and Venice meet and precisely in a small town called Trebaseleghe. The Company specialises in wines from the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Sacchetto wines are sold to all corners of the world and the company is well recognized for the elegance of its packaging and commercially priced wines. Grapes : 100% Glera (formally Prosecco) Region : Italy / Veneto Maker : Guido Vidotto Taste : Semi-sparkling in style with a fine and fruity bouquet of white flowers and a refreshing flavour. Serve : It is an excellent appetizer and the perfect drink for those who like tasting a cheerful glass of wine alone or with friends, at any time of the day. ABV : 11% Size: 20cl bottles available in packs of 24's only Suitable for Vegetarians


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

Delicious flavours of dried apricots and spices, an elegant structure and a long, lingering finish. Georges Vernay is known as the “King of Condrieu” and was responsible for the growth and worldwide recognition of this small appellation during the 1950s.His estate covers 16 hectares of vineyards, 3 of which are in the Côte Rotie appellation. The steep and uneven vineyards make mechanical labour impossible. The vines are manually propagated without the use of residual herbicide or insecticide. George’s daughter, Christine, returned to her roots with Paul Anselem, her Parisian husband, and has looked after the winemaking since 1997. Grapes : 100% Viognier Region : France / Rhone / Condrieu AOC Maker : Christine Vernay Notes : This great wine is delicate yet powerful with flavours of dried apricots and spices, an elegant structure and a long, lingering finish. ABV : 14.5 %


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

Cantina Sacchetto was founded in 1920 in Italy, and today is run by Filiberto Sacchetto, his son Paolo and daughter Beatrice. The winery is situated at the point where the provinces of Treviso, Padua and Venice meet and precisely in a small town called Trebaseleghe. The Company specialises in wines from the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Sacchetto wines are sold to all corners of the world and the company is well recognized for the elegance of its packaging and commercially priced wines. Grapes : 50% Merlot, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Raboso Region : Italy / Veneto Maker : Guido Vidotto Taste : Semi-sparkling in style with a fine and fruity bouquet reminiscent of strawberries and has a refreshing flavour. An ideal summer semi-sparkling wine. Serve : It is an excellent appetizer and the perfect drink for those who like tasting a cheerful glass of wine alone or with friends, at any time of the day. ABV : 11% Size: 20cl bottles available in packs of 24's only Suitable for Vegetarians


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

Oaky tones complemented by rich, smoky fruits and a lovely, mellow texture finishing on a sweet ripe note. Four times voted the IWSC Italian winemaker of the year in 1997, 2002, 2005 and 2010, Englishman John Matta continues to produce wonderful wines from Castello Vicchiomaggio, one of the most beautful and well preservced castles from the fifth centure AD, remaining in Tuscany. The hallmark of John's wines is elegance. They are perfumed, stylish and all with excellent balance, these wines truly exhibit Tuscany and the Sangiovese grape at its best. Grapes : 100% Sangiovese Region: Italy / Tuscany / Chianti Classico DOCG Maker: John Matta Notes : A richly coloured red wine showing oaky tones complemented by rich, smoky fruits and a lovely, mellow texture finishing on a sweet ripe note. Serve : At room temperature with roast meats, grilled sausages and mature cheeses. ABV : 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


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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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