Paul Bara

Paul Bara

Brut Réserve Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Caviar for lunch anyone?

Pretty color of light gold.

Strong nose of citrus, apples, yeast, brioche, fresh baked bread, limes, minerals and light almond.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemons, green and red apples, earth and yeast.

Tangy finish with limes and bitter herbs.

This Non Vintage Grand Cru Champagne is very tasty.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel, and better when not too cold. Tangy and interesting.

Good by itself or with food, and better after some airtime. I had it before, and this time I decided to let it breathe in the bottle for an hour. I liked it better this time.

Wine Spectator 92 points.

Paired nicely with caviar, but good by itself too.

A blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. Aged in French oak barrels for a few months.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 15 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

We had this wine with our anniversary dinner, awesome wine! — 8 days ago

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Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Loaded red fruit nose. Red fruit, red licorice, earth. Medium bodied. We’ll balanced. Drinks just fine. — a month ago

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Paul Hobbs

Katherine Lindsay Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Drank 2/3 of this on Thanksgiving. Very nice bright red fruit forward expression with a structured long finish. I had it at 94 day 1. Stuck a cork in it and finished it day 2. So much added depth on day 2. An easy 96! Split the diff at 95. — 9 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Jumelles Côte-Rôtie Syrah

2019 vintage. A bit more restrained compared to the exuberant 2020, but a great classic Côte Rôtie with complexity and great length. Better to forget it for at least 5 years in the cellar. Abv. 14%. — 23 days ago

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Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Morgon Gamay 2018

N: Shape shifting between cherries & Strawberries w mineral cut. No heaviness.
P: Strawberry heaven, some earth, very alive palate, refreshing. You could go through a bottle fast. Very glou-glou.
— a month ago

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Tom Casagrande

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I’ve never seen that label. I’ve seen only the black one.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Petite Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 2013

2013 vintage. The second wine of La Chapelle, that is now named " Maison Bleue", but an excellent wine in its own right. At 9 years old this is absolutely gorgeous with an expressive nose of blackberries, wild flowers, pepper and leather, enhanced by a subtle smokiness. In the mouth it combines power with elegance, with pure fruit, subtle spices, silky tannins and great length. Terrific value if the mythical La Chappelle doesn't fit your budget. Abv. 13,5% — 2 months ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Le Chevalier de Sterimberg Blanc Hermitage Marsanne Roussanne

2016 vintage. The Jaboulet whites seem to have improved spectacularly under the Caroline Frey reign, as demonstrated by this amazing 2016. Light golden colour. Intense complex perfume of quince, pear, pineapple and lemon confit,intertwined with floral and mineral notes. In the mouth it is powerful and refined at the same time, with layers of fruit and spices, balanced by an attractive almondy bitterness. Impressively long mineral finish. Abv. 14%. — 24 days ago

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Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

2026? 😂
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@Romain Fitoussi orrected that, but I am sure that the 2026 will be a great vintage

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

2012 vintage. Fully mature, delicious, but drink now. — a month ago

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