La Fond


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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • So what’s not to like? 2010 Barolo is in the hype machine right now and as much as i would like to say that they hype machine is in overdrive, which it perennially is, this is one time where much might be warranted. that’s not to say that 2010 is a universally fabulous vintage. It simply is not with more than a handful of wines showing under-rip... Read More

    From the article 2010 Barolo


  • Sorry, haven't been on here for a couple days so I thought it was time to catch up. Woke up Saturday morning and found ourselves in Marseilles where we're starting our next great wine adventure. First day was spent trying to get rid of the jet lag cobwebs so we took it easy, checked out Aix-en-Provence and then headed to the villa in St. Remy. D... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Merci - Provence 2014


  • Just finished tasting Ballabourneen The Stuart 2013 Chardonnay (Australian Wine Selectors Hunter Valley Series January 2014 dozen), bottled under screwcap. Supposed to have a "round and subtle biscuity finish" Well the bottle I tasted was way to subtle for me I'm afraid! I think it is due to last week's tasting of the Tapanappa  2008 Tiers Picca... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hi everyone.  My wife Sandra and I have been into wine for the past few years and that's led to a few trips to Napa Valley and related areas in 2012 and 2013.  We enjoy all wines but reds are our favorites.  We hosted our first wine tasting party last night and it was a fun event - sixteen wine lovers trying different wines in a blind tasting.  ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Big Al has arrived, but...


  • Location is Forestville CA. in the middle of the RRV. I am about 12 minutes from Charles Shulz Sonoma County Airport (STS). You can fly direct to STS from SEA, PDX , SAN and LAX for a price or Airport Express runs busses from SFO and OAK to STS. The bus runs every hour on the 1/2 hour from OAK and SFO. The ride to STS is 2hr 15min. $34 per adult... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Syrah Offline 7/19/14 Sonoma...


  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But the acreage of the region is so small and the area that provide its best wines even smaller, that prices have hit the roof.  Sure, there are a few St. Josephs and Crozes-Hermitages that come in around $25, but those are either made for earlier drinking and a lot less thrilling wit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it time for the Tasting of...


  • When someone brings you a nice bottle of wine that cost them some money, they are thinking that IS the occasion to open it.  Because, frankly, we hold onto bottles like that looking for an occasion, and then we wait too long... worst case scenario, you guzzle it down with your burger a la Miles in Sideways, which is a lot less special than any o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Merry Christmas/Happy...


  • I'd love to hear about people's receipt of great wine gifts!I got a couple of nice Barolo's from in-laws and a killer malbec from Argentina (via Brazil), unavailable in North America.  I wish I could share with you all!Be safe!Darren Read More

    Forum post in the topic Merry Christmas/Happy...


  • Hi all,Thinking about getting down there after NYE, but will have well-behaved nine year old with us.  Are most of the wineries in Kenwood/ Glen ellen child friendly? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Kenwood/Glen Ellen...


  • Lafond Syrah Santa Rita Hills Series 2009

    Snoothrank:

    Enjoyed this bottle tonight with some overly garlic(ish) food. Wasnt the best out there as far as pairing is concerned. LaFond Syrah on its own tends to be a strong bold wine but the 09 wasnt ready for drinking. Tannins still had too many peaks and not smooth enough. I should have waited another year for this thing to mature a bit. Huge ric... Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


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