Louis Bernard

Established in 1976 in the Rhône Valley, we strive to make terroir-driven wines expressive of the Louis Bernard style: fruity and concentrated while also supple and well-rounded. Boasting a beautiful aromatic complexity and good structure, our wines can be enjoyed young, but also have great aging potential. In order to obtain the high-quality grapes needed to make exceptional wines, Louis Bernard holds long-term contracts with about fifteen growers. Our oenologists and winemakers work closely with our growers, and we offer them incentives to surpass our defined level of quality. In this manner, we are able to obtain premium fruit year after year, enabling us to produce wines of consistent quality and style for a great value. Proof of our strategy’s success can be seen in the over thirty-five scores of 87+ points that we have received from Wine Spectator since 2000. The Chartreuse de Bonpas, a 12th century convent located just outside of Avignon in Caumont-Sur-Durance, is home to our organically Read more »

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  • Grenache

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

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

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

  • St. Laurent

    St. Laurent: is a grape that is full of prounounced dark fruits such as black berries, sour cherries and prune compli...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

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  • Interesting choice.  This grape variety is a common ingredient in Cotes du ... large-scale producers like Louis Bernard who make a tasty example.  I have never tried a pure varietal version such as this Paso Robles example (though the provenance is not surprising - many Rhone-like wines seem to thrive in the "pass of the oaks".Nice.  What is th... Read More

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  • If I were within reach of NYC on that date I would *definitely* be going.... 52nd Annual CSW -  Louis/Dressner Tasting and Benefit for Partners-in-Health, Sunday March 12th at Racines NY, 3:00 - 7:00pm!Chambers Street Wines Matthieu Baudry will be there! (At left, with his father Bernard)52nd Annual CSW -  Louis/Dressner Tasting and Benefit for ... Read More

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  • Okay, we're counting down to the end of the year.  With three drinking weeks left, start nominating your wines of the year.  And, if you like, nominate a wine experience of the year. I'm going to have to think about the WOTY for a while, and I'll update this OP as things occur to me, but I'm going to say it wasn't a year full of head turning win... Read More

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  • Yes, I noticed some items weren't discounted. Here are some of the ones that caught me eye.2013 Louis Boillot Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cherbaudes: Have yet to try any Louis Boillot, but I remember him being on GdP's radar, and part of his Burgundy purchases, and also notice Gilman gives good reviews to various LB holdings, this one of the chief amo... Read More

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  • Cotes du Rhone Marechal de Valban 2003


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... 1937.My bottle was made by Louis Bernard, a negociant house founded in 1976 on behalf of of Selection Jean-Francois Ranvier [ www.dauvergne-ranvier.com ] My bottle is a blend of grenache and syrah but I do not know in what proportions.This cuvee is no longer made. I started my bottle at the wee... Read More

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  • Louis Bernard Costieres de Nimes Blanc 2014


    This very modest white from the mouth of the Rhone is made from a combination of typical grape varieties of the Val du Rhone. Pepper is evident on entry along with tropical fruit such as pineapple and pear. This wine has a slight hardness associated mostly with youth, but is tasty and an excellent bargain - having been reduced to half price by... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Louis Bernard Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2013


    This edition of the Louis Bernard Southern Rhone white blend is consistent with prior vintages - to wit, it has an appetizing nose of citrus fruit, kiwi, and perhaps peach while the flavours are toward the side of gooseberry and other tart white berries or fruit. Very palate cleansing and easy drinking for parties. Great value. 87 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Louis Bernard Red Rhone Blend Gigondas 2006


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    Wine review by mark

  • Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone Villages 2011


    The 2011 Bernard CdRV is typical of year-over-year quality with the usual Grenache-dominated nose.There is blueberry, plum and spice on a soft entry with good red fruit on the palate. There is less depth than in 2010, but this wine is pure CdR, if a tad light for a village wine. As usual, good quality-to-price Ratio. 86 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Louis Bernard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012


    If you like the fatness and easy-drinking balance of Southern Rhone wines, this is the wine for you; slightly smoother and richer than the 2011, its blend of Grenache Blanc (dominant) Bourboulec and Viognier has peach, apricot and some floral notes with some rose petal on the palate. The finish is fairly short but expected and therefore satisfy... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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