JJ Buckley Fine Wines Blog

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Chateau Fleur Cardinale

by Chuck Hayward

Chateau Fleur Cardinale was one of our next stops on the tour. Bob, the vineyard manager, gave us plenty of insight into the terroir and vinification practices of the chateau.

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Chateau Cote de Baleau, owned by Sophie Foucade

by Chuck Hayward

One of our first stops in Bourdeaux was Chateaux Cote de Baleau, Grands Mureilles, and Clos St. Jean. They are all owned by the graceful Sophie Foucade, who invited us to the chateau to taste the most recent vintages of her wines.

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Chateau Pierre de Lune and Clos Fourtet

by Chuck Hayward

One of our first stops in Bordeaux was Chateau Pierre de Lune and Clos Fourtet in St. Emilion. We were able to spend some quality time with the husband and wife team of Tony and Veronique Ballu and speak with them about their top notch operation and what makes their wines so unique.

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Alsace Day 6 - 09 June 2007

by Chuck Hayward

This is our last full day of the trip. Time to taste through the whole line-up at Weinbach, eat a home-cooked lunch, traipse through the vineyards, gorge ourselves on one final dinner, and then fly back across land, sea, and land to get back to the daily grind.

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