Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2013 Domaine Cruchandeau Ladoix Les Ranches. Another day another Red Burgundy. And honestly, even if it heresy, this is better than the de Montille from the night before. Pure cherry juice and leafy tobacco leaf into a sappy finish. Great match to the duck breast I made tonight. Julien Cruchandeau is quickly becoming my favorite producer in @grapeylyle portfolio. Everything he makes is just on point. And at very fair price points to boot.
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.