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Jane Staples

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Piedra Negra

François Lurton Piedra Negra Pinot Gris 2022

Uco Valley, Argentina
5 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 89/100

A very refreshing Organic Pinot Grigio with notes of ripe pear, lime zest, quince, melon and green tea. It would pair well with a crab salad sandwich or make an excellent sipper when those sizzling hot July evenings arrive. Will definitely buy this one again.

Hills Are Alive

Zonte's Footstep Hills Are Alive Shiraz 2018

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia
37 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 92/100

This was a great wine discovery on International Shiraz Day; softly floral aromas of ripe cherries and roses, then a silky-smooth palate loaded with red cherries, plums and zippy white pepper. Paired happily with garlic-crusted lamb chops. Tasted February 2023

& Michel Chapoutier Guer-Van Crozes-Hermitage

Yannick Alléno & Michel Chapoutier Guer-Van Crozes-Hermitage 2018

Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône A.C., France
58 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 93/100

Beautiful Syrah expression in this sensuous, velvety red wine, with finely balanced fragrant elements and notes of dark fruit and berries, garrique, pepper and sandalwood. Hard to put down the glass! Chapoutier always a treat for wine lovers. Tasted Jan. 2023

Racines et Terroirs

Cave du Roi Dagobert Racines et Terroirs Riesling 2019

Alsace A.C., France
58 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

A totally delightful Alsatian Riesling giving delicate notes of citrus orange, apple, and wet stone , enhanced by a slight spritz. Pair with pork chops, roast chicken or vegetarian dishes such as roast spaghetti squash with mushrooms. I love Alsatian Riesling so much I can just enjoy it as a delicate sipper. Would buy this again. Tasted Jan. 2023

Zacharias Moschofilero 2021

Peloponnese P.G.I., Greece
59 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 89/100

A great wine discovery with this dry and aromatic white wine from Greece's Peloponnese region. Pair it with grilled white fish or a shrimp salad and enjoy the notes of lemon, lemongrass, rose petals and lokum(Turkish delight). High acidity makes it very refreshing and the aromas are delightful throughout. Look forward to buying this again. Tasted Jan. 2023

Jane Staples

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Memorable Wine

Perrier-Jouet Champagne on the plane home from Paris.


First Wine

Folonari Valpolicella


Current Fav Wine

Faustino1 Rioja Gran Reserva 2010





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