Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2010 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph. What can I say…great terroir, legendary winemaker, and outstanding vintage. The product is an inky dark wine that oozes dark fruit, meat juice and black olive tapenade. It is a 20+ year wine without question. Amazing what Chave coaxes out of his St Joseph holdings and I continue to be a big fan of this wine in virtually any vintage.
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.