Cliffs Wine Picks – Sancerre Grand Tasting

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“Sancerre Rocks”



2011 Domaine Daniel Chotard Sancerre

2011 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Grande Réserve

2011 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rosé

2011 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Rosé Les Baronnes

2011 Paul Prieur et Fils Sancerre Rouge

2009 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Rouge Les Baronnes



Sancerre – The Region


It is believed the area around Sancerre was first cultivated by the Romans in the 1st century AD.


Sancerre is a wine region in the eastern part of the Loire valley in France.  Most of the grapes planted in the region are Sauvignon Blanc, with Pinot Noir accounting for only about 20%.


White Sancerre was one of the original Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) in France, in 1936.  The area was designated for red wines in January 1959.  Over the years the region has expanded to now be four times larger than the original AOC area.  The last…

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The Seeker 2012 Riesling – Mosel, Germany

This tremendous valued off dry Riesling from The Mosel villages of Trittenheim and Piesport in Germany offers crisp acidity, sound minerality and wonderful flavors of green apple, pear and lime zest.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 


2012 Castello di Amorosa Pinot Grigio – Mendocino County

This medium weight, semi crisp white wine offers aromas of herbs, citrus and faint earth, while offering balanced flavors of mild honeydew melon and lemon zest;  A extremely pleasant domestic Pinot Grigio. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.


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2011 Domaine Pouillon Savoir-Faire

This gorgeous white blend of 40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Picpoul Blanc and 20% Marsanne lends balanced flavors of lively lemon zest, refreshing grapefruit, a wisp of tea with bright acidity to boot; absolutely wonderful!  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

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2011 Chateau Moncontour Vouvray

This 100% dry Sec Chenin Blanc from The Loire Valley expresses memorable rounded flavors of baked apple, pear, honeysuckle, pineapple, mild flint and clay.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.


2012 ARRIVISTE Napa Valley Proprietary Rosé Wine

This off-dry California Bordeaux blend Rose consisting of 38% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Cabernet Franc offers a deep salmon hue and full flavors of luscious, tart strawberries and mild melon. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 


2012 Alexandria Nicole Reserve Viognier Crawford

Lush, clean and slightly creamy. This Rhone Valley gem done within a Washington State setting offers inviting notes of pear, honeysuckle, apricot with moderate sweetness and an undertone of butterscotch;  A great pairing for spicy delights.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.


2011 The Seeker Sauvignon Blanc

This mildly tart white wine from Marlborough, New Zealand expresses considerable amounts of grapefruit concentrate, lemon zest and grassiness while interlaced with fresh acidity. If you enjoy Kim Crawford and Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, you will definitely enjoy this wine as well;  To learn more about The Seeker Wines, please check out the links below.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

2011 Big Fire, R. Stuart & CO. Winery, Oregon Pinot Gris

This easy sipping, stainless steel fermented Pinot Gris offers an inviting frequency of sweetness, balanced acidity and delicious flavors of pear, green apple and subdued grapefruit;  Great sunny day afternoon wine. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

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