We are pleased to congratulate our friends of Domaine Gayda winery for this Wine Spectator review of their Figure Libre Freestyle Rouge 2014. We still have stock of this vintage!

October 31, 2016 / General /


Pays d’Oc Figure Libre Freestyle 2014
Score: 90
Release Price: $20
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Tasting Note
This red shows nice focus, offering sleek mineral notes framing currant and blackberry fruit flavors. Accents of savory pepper and smoke add interest, with balanced tannins lining the finish. Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2022. 8,000 cases made.


Congrats to our friends at Domaine La Croix Chaptal for another outstanding review of their Le Secret de Gellone!

June 15, 2016 / General /

Gilbert and Gaillard Review-page-0 (1)

Excellent results for Viu Manent in James Suckling review

July 14, 2015 / General /
Viu Manent Online News
July 2015
Viu Manent reviews from James Suckling.
Our Viu Manent wines were highlighted on James Suckling  Wines of Chile review. (Prestigious wine critic formed in Wine Spectator magazine).

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About James Suckling, 

James Suckling is one of today’s leading wine critics, whose views are read and respected by wine lovers, serious wine collectors, and the wine trade worldwide. He is currently the wine editor for Asia Tatler and its nine luxury magazines in the region, including Hong Kong TatlerChina TatlerSingapore Tatler, and Thailand Tatler. He reaches more than 2 million readers in Asia each month.

However, most of his time is spent working for his own website, JamesSuckling.com, as well as promoting his 100 point wine glasses with Lalique, the famous French crystal house.

Suckling spent nearly 30 years as Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of The Wine Spectator, and as European Editor of Cigar Aficionado. On his departure from the magazines, Forbes called the Los Angeles-born writer “one of the world’s most powerful wine critics.”

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July 7, 2015 / General /

Le Secret de Gellone by Domaine La Croix Chaptal will be arriving to Ascent Wines soon!

This wine has recently been awarded a Trophy at the Languedoc-Roussillon Top 100 in London!

600 wines rigorously blind tasted by 6 panels of judges.

The shortlisted wines were then tasted again by different judges to select the Top 100.

The Top 100 were tasted again to award 19 Trophies to the very best.

Le Secret de Gellone



Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – Tasting History – Domaine Gayda Reviews

May 14, 2015 / General /

Gayda Robert Parker Reviews 2015

Outstanding Results in Wine Enthusiast magazine for our Viu Manent wines

March 17, 2015 / Awards, General, Viu Manent /


Outstanding results in Wine Enthusiast magazine.

We are proud to share with you that our Viu Manent wines were awarded with excellent ratings was in the prestigious North American Wine Enthusiast magazine.

The review will be featured on the June 2015 issue.

93 Pts VIU 1 2011

91 Pts  Single Vineyard Malbec 2012

90 Pts El Incidente 2011

90 Pts Single Vineyard Syrah 2012

Best Buy 87 Pts  Secreto Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Happy Malbec World Day!

May 1, 2014 / Viu Manent /


Happy Malbec World Day!

Dear friends,

Last April 17th was Malbec World Day, and Viu Manent wanted to celebrate this emblematic variety with different activities in Chile and overseas.

Originally from Bordeaux region of southern France, a zone known as the birthplace of the world’s great red wines, the Malbec variety is known for its intense cherry-red color, sweet, friendly tannins, and pronounced notes of fruits and spices, characteristics that earn it more and more fans every day.

Although Malbec is most often associated with Argentina, it is also very successfully grown Chile, and California as well. Viu Manent, located in the heart of the Colchagua Valley, was a pioneer in producing Malbec in Chile when it began 20 years ago. In 1993 this family-owned and operated winery made Chile’s first 100% Malbec wine from grapes grown on vines that were nearly a century old.

The winery’s portfolio includes eight different Malbecs to provide consumers with many options according to their food pairing, occasion, and price-quality parameters: Estate Collection Malbec Rosé, Reserva Malbec, Gran Reserva Malbec, Secreto Malbec, Single Vineyard Malbec, ViBo Viñedo Centenario (blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec), ViBo Malbec (made in Mendoza, Argentina), and its icon Viu 1.


(source: Viu Manent)

Domaine Gayda Flying Solo Blanc selected as one of the “Biggest Bargains” by Wine Spectator, edition Dec 31 2013 – Jan 15 2014

March 17, 2014 / Awards, Domaine Gayda /

Domaine Gayda’s Flying Solo Blanc has the honor to be listed among the “Biggest Bargains” in this month’s publication of the Wine Spectator magazine.

To read more information on this wine: “Flying Solo Blanc


Domaine Gayda anointed as “International Winery of the Year” by Drink Me magazine

February 9, 2014 / Awards, Domaine Gayda /

Winner Wines of 2014 with Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou 2011 and Figure Libre Freestyle Rouge 2011

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Southern Oregon Wines Win Big in San Francisco!

January 24, 2014 / General /

At this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, these local, Southern Oregon wineries took home medals! The event, held every January, is considered one of the most prestigious wine judging events in the world. In 2014, more than 5800 wines from 1500 wineries from 25 states entered the competition. Having so many medal winners from Southern Oregon is another reason our region is gaining worldwide recognition for producing world-class wines. Congratulations to all for helping solidify Southern Oregon as a premier wine producing region!


Double Gold

•Bridgeview Vineyards, 2011 Blue Moon Sweet Riesling, $10

•Pebblestone Cellars, 2012 Ellis Vineyards Viognier, $19


•Cliff Creek Cellars, 2008 Sams Valley Vineyard Claret, $25

•Del Rio Vineyards, 2012 Viognier, $20; 2012 Pinot Gris, $16

•Kriselle Cellars, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, $21; 2011 Sangiovese, $28

•LaBrasseur Vineyard, 2011 Ethan Cole, $28

•Schmidt Family Vineyards, 2012 Chardonnay, $24; 2010 Cabernet Franc, $34; 2011 Pinot Noir, $34; 2010 Tempranillo, $34


•Cliff Creek Cellars, 2008 Sams Valley Vineyard Syrah, $25

•Dancin Vineyards, 2011 Adagio Pinot Noir, $34

•Deer Creek Vineyards, 2011 Chardonnay, $20; 2011 Pinot Gris, $20; 2012 Pinot Noir, $50

•Del Rio Vineyards, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $28; 2011 Claret, $35

•EdenVale Winery, 2006 Dolcetto, $25; 2006 Tempranillo, $45

•Irvine Vineyards, 2011 Chardonnay, $32

•Kriselle Cellars, 2010 Cabernet Franc, $27; 2011 Di’tani, $25

•Ledger David Cellars, 2010 Tempranillo, $28

•Pebblestone Cellars, 2012 Ellis Vineyards Pinot Gris, $16; 2009 Ellis Vineyards Block 3 Cabernet Franc, $24; 2009 Ellis Vineyards Melange, $25

•Red Lily Vineyards, 2007 Estate Reserve Red Lily Tempranillo, $65; 2010 Red Lily Tempranillo, $35

•Schmidt Family Vineyards 2012 Albarino, $24; 2010 Syrah, $34; 2010 Merlot, $34; 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, $38; 2012 Riesling, $22; 2012 Pinot Gris, $22; 2010 Malbec, $34

•South Stage Cellars, 2009 Grenache, $28

•Troon Vineyard 2011 Estate Zinfandel, $28

•Troon Vineyard 2010 Old Vine Meritage, $32


•Cliff Creek Cellars, 2010 Sams Valley Vineyard Merlot, $22; 2008 Sams Valley Vineyard Cabernet Franc, $28

•Deer Creek Vineyards, 2011 Private Reserve Pinot Noir, $35

•Del Rio Vineyards, 2011 Pinot Noir, $28; 2011 Merlot, $28

•EdenVale Winery, 2012 Rosé, $18

•Irvine Vineyards, 2010 Pinot Noir, $35

•Kriselle Cellars, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $32; 2010 Tempranillo, $34

•LaBrasseur Vineyard, 2011 Syrah, $24

•Ledger David Cellars, 2011 Chardonnay, $22; 2012 Sangiovese Rose, $18; 2011 Sangiovese, $24; 2011 Cabernet Franc, $28

•Red Lily Vineyards, 2012 Lily Girl Rosé, $16

•Schmidt Family Vineyards, 2010 Soulea, $36

•South Stage Cellars, 2011 Carmenere, $27; 2010 Pinot Noir, $28

•Troon Vineyard, 2012 Dry Rose, $18; 2011 Cabernet Franc Reserve, $35.


Originally posted at http://jacksonvillereview.com/southern-oregon-wines-win-big/.