Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2011 Domaine Bernard Gripa St. Joseph and lamb burgers. Great wine and food pairing. The Gripa is really growing on me. Right now it shows camphor, tar, blueberry and bramble but with a lot of acidity across the palate. The only thing that is slightly distracting remains a hint of creamy vanilla on the finish. Maybe a touch more expensive than what I think I’d like to pay for.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.