Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2007 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape is still a puppy. Incredibly young and backward, this took days before it began drinking well. Once it did, it was raspberries, plum, and dried herbs all the way. This is realistically a 15-20 year wait from the vintage date before it’ll drink at its potential. Very promising. 85% Grenache and 5% each of Mourvedre, Syrah and Vaccarese.
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.