Reviews France

VieVité Rosé

They’re everywhere – those towering stacks of rosé wine cases that loom near every grocery store or wine retailer register around this time of year.  But is rosé wine just a seasonal summertime specialty these days?  Data says “no,” and as the thirst for dry pink wine, particularly among female … Read the rest

Terra Corsa Rosé

They’re everywhere – those towering stacks of rosé wine cases that loom near every grocery store or wine retailer register around this time of year.  But is rosé wine just a seasonal summertime specialty these days?  Data says “no,” and as the thirst for dry pink wine, particularly among female … Read the rest

Domaine des Justices 2013 Bordeaux Superieur

Wine: Domaine des Justices 2013 Bordeaux Superieur
Region: Bordeaux
ABV: 12.5% alc
Score: 88 pts
Best Enjoyed: Drink now

Maturing nose of dark figs and plums, all spiced somewhat exotically, and a palate of bright acid zipping through graphite-tinged red cherry skin and currants. 

Chateau de Fontenille 2014

Wine: Chateau de Fontenille 2014
Region: Bordeaux
Variety: 80 Merlot / 20 Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 13.5% alc.
Score: 89 pts
Best Enjoyed: Now – 2020

A nose of just-dug-up mushrooms, forest floor, and melted graphite is freshened up with mixed currants that turn to a palate of currants, cherries, and … Read the rest

Chateau Haut Dambert Entre-Deux-Mers 2014

Wine: Chateau Haut Dambert Entre-Deux-Mers 2014
Variety: 60% Sauvignon Blanc / 25% Sauvignon Gris / 12% Muscadelle / 3% Semillon
ABV: 12.5%
Imported By: Franck’s Signature Wines
Score: 89
Best Enjoyed: Drink Now

Aromatically lifted, with high-toned Sauvignon Blanc character of grapefruit and grapefruit oils, joined by an almost floral … Read the rest