Category Archives: Rhône

2000 Chapoutier ‘La Bernardine’

A fast note about a great wine. I do love Chateauneuf-du-Papes, southern Rhone is an amazing region, and not just for their wines. This mature vintage is both balanced and engaging, leaving you wanting more. A fantastic wine solo or … Continue reading

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CHÂTEAU MONT-REDON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2009 mini review

I tasted this one at an LCBO tasting bar. Very dark in color with a mild nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine has some subtle fruit, dark berries coming through. On the finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2010 mini review

I tasted this one at an LCBO tasting bar. Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries and cassis coming through. On the mid pallet this wine displays some lovely red berries and cassis to match the nose. … Continue reading

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LOUIS BERNARD COTES DU RHONE

Stopped on by La Petite France for dinner and chose this wine. It was one of the few that was by the 1/2 litre that caught my attention. I really wish restaurants would start offering more wines by the 1/2 … Continue reading

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2004 M. Chapoutier Monier de la Sizeranne Hermitage

This is one of those bottles we decided to get two of when they were released in February. My thoughts on buying this pricier northern Rhône were simple, I really enjoy wines from Michel Chapoutier. The wine giant calls this … Continue reading

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2004 Vignerons du Mont Ventoux Elite

When I bought this Rhône, I did so for a few reasons, the most prevalant was my sure belief that no Rhône worth it’s weight could be priced sub $20 in Ontario. If we see a red from France in … Continue reading

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Three for One!!

I am traveling on Monday and have been crazy busy of late at work (think auditors, think pain) so I have not been able to bring forward a few reviews I have wanted. This is a brief one to talk … Continue reading

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2004 Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Long time since I reviewed a wine, not that we have not drank any, it has simply been hectic these past few months. Between travel, renovations and work it seems by the time nightime rolls around sleep and attention to … Continue reading

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2003 Domaine des Chanssaud – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Ah Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the famous southern Rhône town and appellation that lies to the north of beautiful Avignon. For those not aware, the town gets it’s name from the fact that the Papacy once ruled from Avignon. Of course any good … Continue reading

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2004 Domaine La Baraniere from Chusclan Les Vigerons

Let’s start with this little wine from Gard in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. For those not familiar with the region, the city of Nîmes is the largest city in the department (Regions are broken down into departments) and … Continue reading

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