Chateau L’Ermitage 2012 “Sainte Cecile” Costieres de Nimes White

Chateau L’Ermitage is the classical type of French winery. Nothing exciting except the wines they produce. For the past thirty years, Michel and Jérôme Castillon have owned the winery and made the wine.  Their vineyards span 80 hectares through the Nimes region,...

Paul Jourdan 2010 “Cuvee Papale” Chateauneuf-du-Pape

This wine is something of a mystery. There is no winery in Chateauneuf-du-Pape with the name Paul Jourdan.  There was a man by that name who owned Domaine Chante Cigale from 1920 t0 1950. He even gave the winery it’s name. My guess is that this wine is a...

Chateau Gigognan 2009 Vigne du Regent Chateauneuf du Pape

Gigognan is a small producer with a short history; the winery was founded in 1996 by Anne and Jacques Callet in the outskirts of Chateauneuf du Pape.  While many of the well knows wineries are located near the town, Gigognan is located halfway to Avignon, in Sorgues....

Shoofly 2008 Freckle White, South Australia

A delicious white wine from Australia that manages to keep its lush weight in check. A Rhone-style blend from South Australia: Marsanne , Roussanne and a dash of Viognier. Aromas of fresh pear, ginger and almond, followed by mineral and melon on the palate. Medium bodied with a zesty acidity makes this a fun and easy bottle. It also offers enough complexity to keep any wine lover interested for a bottle or two.