Wine Geek Recommended
Meet the CoolVines Wine Geek! He’ll guide you toward – or away from! – wines that have a unique flavor profile: intentionally oxidized wines, earthy, stinky wines, wines with a bit of fritz on the tongue. Look for him throughout our web site, and on the shelves in our stores, to point the way toward these geeky wines.
Winemaker Francois Villard has quickly come into the forefront of Rhone winemakers for his stunning examples of Viognier from Condrieu. Rich, textured and bursting with flavor, his tiny Domaine spares no expense in cutting yields and purchasing top quality barrels to create his elegant cuvee. His well known secret is to pick the grapes very late, almost developing a rot to increase the weight of the wine while capturing the essence of Condrieu in it's minerality.