Champagne & Sparkling    Vintage    Languedoc-Roussillon    France - Other regions   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Saint Hilaire Limoux Blanc de Blanc Brut 2009
Saint Hilaire Limoux Blanc de Blanc Brut 2009
(search item no. 114782)

PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $12.29

Winemaker's Notes:

Dry, toasty, smooth and clean Saint-Hilaire Limoux Blanc de Blanc Brut truly captivates with an attractive yeasty aroma and luscious creamy texture. The palate is light and crisp with citrus and apple flavors and the body is just hefty enough.

Blanquette de Limoux is probably the oldest sparkling wine in the world. We know that in 1531, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire were already producing Blanquette de Limoux which certainly makes it France's Oldest Sparkling Wine preceding Champagne by more than a century

The Limoux vineyards are located in Languedoc, in Southern France, at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. The grapes are selected from clay-limestone plots that capture both the Oceanic and Mediterranean influences.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Saint Hilaire:

About Saint Hilaire:

Blanquette de Limoux is probably the oldest sparkling wine in the world. We know that in 1531, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire were already producing Blanquette de Limoux which certainly makes it France's Oldest Sparkling Wine preceding Champagne by more than a century.

By 1794 Blanquette de Limoux was well known and appreciated throughout France. About that time, it was discovered by a famous American, Thomas Jefferson.

Among his other talents, the third American President was an expert on French Wines and Blanquette de Limoux, one of his favorites, was an integral part of his wine cellar. In fact, President Jefferson was probably the first person to bring the wine to America.

Today, Blanquette de Limoux has won the acclaim of knowledgeable wine enthusiasts throughout the world.

It is sold in the United States under the name SAINT-HILAIRE in honor of the monks who first created the wine more than 475 years ago. One taste of SAINT-HILAIRE quickly reveals why France’s Oldest Sparkling Wine is also its' best.



Red Wines    Rhone Red Blends    Cotes du Rhone    France - Rhone   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Domaine de Mourchon Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret Grande Reserve 2009
Domaine de Mourchon Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret Grande Reserve 2009
(search item no. 111819)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is deep purple in color with a nose suggesting spices, liquorice and cooked red fruit. The palate is full bodied with elegant fruit intensity, some spice and harmonious tannins.

Enjoy with confit of duck, game, black truffle omelette, chicken with tarragon cream, creamy cheeses such as Brie or Langue or chocolate desserts.

65% Grenache, 35% Syrah

My Notes:

Additional wines from Domaine de Mourchon:

About Domaine de Mourchon:

Set in the hills behind Seguret to the east of the Dentelles de Montmirail and to the west of Ventoux, the Dom. de Mourchon enjoys outstanding views overlooking the Rhone Valley. The vines average age is over 35 years. The Domaine if one of 11 private producers making wine under the Cotes du Rhone Seguret appellation.


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 117333)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Recognized for our signature fruit driven style of Cabernet Sauvignon Geyser Peak Winery consistently delivers crowd pleasing, lively wines. The fragrant fruit aromatics are suggestive of raspberry and plum while complexing notes of French roast coffee and bittersweet cocoa powder add another layer of interest. The palate is medium-bodied and delivers a riot of tangy red fruit framed by soft tannins.

Hints of both cola and roasted almond lend weight and dimension to the abundant fruit, making this wine a great partner to roasted meats and vegetables or back yard BBQ fare.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Geyser Peak Winery:

About Geyser Peak Winery:

One of California's oldest and most award-winning wineries, Geyser Peak was founded in 1880, a pioneer of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Perched on a hillside across from Geyser Peak Mountain, this beautiful setting overlooks Geyserville, the Russian River and the northern end of Alexander Valley.

The winery consistently garners some of the most prestigious awards in winemaking, including Winery of the Year and Winemaker of the Year honors. Its outstanding team of winemakers and viticulturalists are noted for fruit-forward, food-friendly wines from prime vineyard sources in the Alexander Valley.