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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
89065221,647
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
89065221,647
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
89065221,647
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
89065221,647
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
89065221,647
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/23/2012

Perfumed on the nose with a strong pine resin note over rich, ripe blueberry fruit. In the mouth this is soft and dry with black cherry fruit that’s wrapped in a clumsy, chunky mouthfeel. The fruit turns a bit muddied and indistinct on the finish. 84pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,647
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/09/2013

Fruity on the nose with a nice underlay of toasty oak spice and vanilla and top notes of braised herbs, licorice and violets. This is smooth and supple in the mouth with an initial rush of smoky, toasty and scorched earth inner-mouth perfumes. Perhaps a bit on the tight side, this shows a fairly heavy if balanced load of load tannins in the mouth along with dark pencil lead and toast flavors over some grape, with red currants and fresh purple and blue fruits. The finish is cut short by the tannins. This has some of the hardness and underlying unyielding nature of old school winemaking. I bet this gets better with 2-5 years in the cellar. Needs an aggressive steak for dinner tonight. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,647
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


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Member Reviews for Château de Vufflens Blanc

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,247
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

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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: 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.


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Vintage: 2012 11/19/2013

Belle Vue 5 Ans D'Age Rum - Reunion is distilled at the distillery Belle Vue. Golden Rum Vieux least 5 years aging in oak barrels. Fruity, with pretty mild (harmonic) aromas. The Belle Vue is bottled in a beautiful blue ceramic bottle. A Rum for pur...


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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: 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%


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Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

This premium batch-distilled spirit is double distilled to retain a faint essence of the Hudson Valley apple cider from which it is hand crafted, one batch at a time from apples pressed in local orchards. This is not "apple vodka" (which is typically neutral grain spirits with apple flavoring added). Each 375 mL bottle of Heart vodka contains the spirit of up to 80 Hudson Valley apples, pressed to cider, fermented under the watchful eyes of our distillers, then carefully guided through our 20-plate copper pot still to create this unique vodka. It is a real fruit spirit like no other. Hudson Distilley Website


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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

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Sugar: 0.20 g/l grams per liter

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