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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 2 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2009 vintage.)
ProducerDomaine Ricard (web)
VarietySauvignon Blanc
DesignationLe Petiot
RegionLoire Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2014 (based on 5 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Domaine Ricard Sauvignon Le Petiot on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 69 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by UpfromtheCellar on 6/10/2015 & rated 88 points: At first pour it was all cut grass and cat pee, but (thankfully) after 30 mins or so it lost that Kiwi shrill and became much more floral, balanced and almost savory even! Nice, but not without its moment of scary horror.........

Tasted over 18 months with consistent notes throughout. My last bottle. (122 views)
 Tasted by Francophile on 5/31/2015 & rated 88 points: A reasonable Sauvignon Blanc that was mellow and easy to drink on a warm summers day (100 views)
 Tasted by Francophile on 5/12/2015 & rated 87 points: Light and reasonable for this area (122 views)
 Tasted by pdxwineguy on 2/15/2015 & rated 89 points: Nicely balanced white. Not complicated flavors but enough minerals to keep it lovely and a hint of oak to give some body. (289 views)
 Tasted by tcufletch on 2/4/2015: Very similar experience to my note a little over one year ago but the wine has now picked up a little more weight; still very refreshing; more intensity of apricot and nuttiness and possible a little less of the minerality. Quite good and a wonderful QPR. (360 views)
 Tasted by tward on 10/12/2014: Drank well over two nights. Still drinking very nicely. Grapefruit (and some guava?) on the nose and a nicely balanced body that seems soft and round even as it shows minerality and firm acid. It does have a grassy side to it and I'd agree with UpfromtheCellar that it combines Kiwi & French style, but I'm fine with that.
Very good QPR. (595 views)
 Tasted by ctbob on 9/20/2014: As before... a winner (576 views)
 Tasted by UpfromtheCellar on 5/7/2014 & rated 88 points: A little on the grassy side with notes of pepper and savory. But otherwise a nice bottle. Balanced but this bottle lacks sufficient minerality.

Still a cross between Kiwi and France. I guess I think they should choose a side and stick with it. (1070 views)
 Tasted by Dale M on 4/8/2014 & rated 88 points: Terrific again, you could pay more for SB, but why? :) (962 views)
 Tasted by pifcho on 2/25/2014 & rated 91 points: Always one of my favorite garagiste producers, this delivers. Freshness, elegance and minerality that are impossible to find at this price point. Held up very well over three nights, so no rush to drink this, although given how delicious it is today - why wait? (1179 views)
 Tasted by UpfromtheCellar on 1/12/2014 & rated 89 points: Hay and cut grass on the nose. The palate was rich and expansive, with creamy notes of grapefruit - acids and minerals well balanced against the fruit. Finish was clean and neutral. A really nice Sauvignon Blanc and a nice alternative to the Kiwi cat pee that costs about the same. (1126 views)
 Tasted by tcufletch on 1/10/2014 & rated 89 points: Pale golden in color; nose of soft apricot, lemon and minerals; bright palate of citrus, stonefruit, light grassiness and minerals; great acid; not terribly complex but very refreshing and pleasant; overall, wonderful QPR at <$10. Boom. (959 views)
 Tasted by ctbob on 11/24/2013: Terrific stuff -- crisp, clean, lingering finish. (826 views)
 Tasted by Wamrod on 10/10/2013 & rated 90 points: Excellent Sav blanc for the price - superb value. Hits you with a big floral nose, more akin to a NZ wine, than standard Touraine. Nice palette too. (921 views)
 Tasted by ctbob on 8/15/2013: Such delicious stuff. $11 at the Wine House (LA), and if there's a better crisp white for the price, I haven't found it. Drink now. (1135 views)
 Tasted by pmarlo on 7/31/2013 & rated 89 points: I though this was a restrained version sauvignon blanc relative to the explosive New Zealand ones. It had grapefruit flavor but not over the top, not razor sharp acidity, but pleasant just the same. I did like it as it had a bit more mineral to it; what I'm not certain, but not calcium is my guess. My wife felt it was a very powerful wine, as she got buzzed pretty good from only a glass or two, and as a result did not enjoy. This wine is meant to be enjoyed within the first three years of it's life. i have one more and i might try it next year.
The wine looks Light gold colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like and Grapefruit. It tastes like Grapefruit, Mineral, and Stoniness. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Oily texture. The wine finishes Medium. (1075 views)
 Tasted by Kmonkey on 7/26/2013 & rated 87 points: No notes, but better on day 2. (1125 views)
 Tasted by thebonnydooner on 7/5/2013 & rated 84 points: Fresh, but not that intense, simple flavours of lemon, lime, tasty finish but a little dilute. Good quaffer. (1068 views)
 Tasted by dspieker on 7/1/2013 & rated 87 points: Consistent from last tasting. (864 views)
 Tasted by dspieker on 6/26/2013 & rated 87 points: Lemon/lime aromas and flavors with good acidity and medium body. (771 views)
 Tasted by Poliosis on 5/29/2013 & rated 88 points: bright acidic SB. (969 views)
 Tasted by joraesque on 5/3/2013 & rated 87 points: Flavors of citrus and pluots with very good acidity, medium+ weight on the palate, and a stemmy, limey, clearly Sauvignon Blanc finish. Excellent for the money. Pair it with any dish involving lemon juice and capers. Should probably be consumed within a year. 87-88 (1061 views)
 Tasted by dbp on 3/27/2013 & rated 89 points: Always a pleasing, refreshing wine, and a hell of a value. Aromas are crisp and smooth, showing dominate sweet lemon aromas, strawberry tops, and quartz minerals. The palate is soft and pleasingly creamy in texture, with impressive bright lemon flavors, more light minerals, and lightly sweet-tart flavors. It's not cutting, though; actually quite creamy and smooth. Finish dials up with a little more acidity, but again just sweet lemon curd flavor with a creaminess. This isn't a complex wine, but it is undeniably refreshing and delicious. Something that is incredibly enjoyable without any thought. (1235 views)
 Tasted by cse on 3/26/2013 & rated 87 points: a tropical fruit frenzy in a medium bodied package. very good for what it is, but not exactly my thing. i liked previous vintages of this wine quite a bit better. (1133 views)
 Tasted by monist on 3/15/2013 & rated 87 points: Good acidity, nice mineral taste. (1030 views)
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