Château-Jean-Pierre-Gaussen Bandol Rosé 2018
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Chateau Musar Red 19991999: This is the basic palette from which Serge Hochar, no dry academician, creates his blends: First, a Cinsault from a single, soil-rich vineyard in Ana: deep core, young Provençal scent; delicious flavor, wonderful richness and flesh. Soft tannins. Next. a Cinsault from Ammiq's very gravelly soil:fragrant, lighter stvle, more charm. Then Carignan from a lighter soil in the Ana district: Deep, velvety; spicy garrigue scent (I was reminded of Corbières in the Languedoc), flavour more aromatic. Lastly, Cabernet Sauvignon from Kefraya's rocky soil: verv deep purple; sweet, lovely crisp flavour, excellent tannins and acidity. End taste of violets and blackcurrants.
Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine Bourgogne Blanc Les Crenilles 2016Pale yellow colour. Expressive fresh fruits and citrus on the nose. The palate is soft and round with notes of butter matched by florals and fresh acidity.
Purcari Rosu de Purcari Red 2013It has a brick-red color and a complex aroma of forest fruits, cranberries, and dried plums revealing delicate sweet nuances of vanilla. The fruit flavor surprises through its refinement, deepness and smoothness, ensuring a long lasting aftertaste.
La Bastide Saint Dominique Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017Brilliant light yellow wine, with green reflections. Nose of peach, litchi and pineapple, with notes of citrus fruits. Fresh and delicious attack/bouquet, with a persistent finale on exotic notes. Food Pairing: Tuna carpaccio in peppered oil, Roasted rabbit in cherry plum, Goat cheese platter, Grilled gambas/scampis.
Fitapreta Touriga Vai Nua 2017Dark purple. On the nose, fresh boysenberry, blackberry, plum and blueberry are commingled with a ferrous mineral note and sauvage notes of beef blood, anise and rose petals. On the palate, intense and lush, but light on its feet. The blue and black fruit are framed beautifully by fresh flowers and slate-tinged mineral. Finishes long, with a whiff of white pepper. Food Pairings: This is a versatile wine. The lush fruit profile pairs very well with roasted and grilled meats, but the low alcohol levels and lack of oak tannin make it a fine pair for lighter fare like charcuterie and cheese.
Daniel Crochet Sancerre 2018Appearance: The color is pale gold with green reflections and shine up the dress. Nose: Seduces with its freshness and fruitiness. Palate: Beautiful expression in the mouth where the purity and fineness marry.
Giovanna Madonia Barlùme Rosso Riserva 2013
Bevan Sugarloaf Mountain Proprietary Red 2013What a great run we have had with this vineyard. We recently locked up our blocks long term, ensuring that we will be making this wine for many years to come, and we couldn't be more excited. Stylistically, the 2013 is a combination of the 2012, which had higher acidity and tannin than any previous vintage, and the 2009, which had the most intense dark chocolate flavors. It almost has a sweetness to it, but the wine is bone dry. This extreme site provides incredibly seductive textures and pure sex appeal.
Dönnhoff Estate Riesling 2017A perfect vintage of the wine value in the entire damn world, any color, any grape, any country, any pricepoint. This year for the first time it also contains fruit from a new acquisition, a hectare in the (Niederhauser) Klamm.
Orin Swift Papillon 2016An inky, dark garnet sits in the glass with bursting aromatics even from afar-ripe blackcurrant and blackberry with hints of Kirsch, Madagascar vanilla and cigar box. Velvety and rich on entry and through the mid, the wine offers flavors of dark plum, blueberry and notes of fennel, fresh leather and a subtle minerality. Plush, layered and dense, the wine finishes with dusty tannins and a lingering touch of black cherry.
Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2016Deepest crimson red. Brooding aromatically with notes of cassis, black olive, dried tobacco and the faintest hint of caramel. The wine has lovely focus on the palate with dark fruits framed by fine tannins to deliver a classical structure with an excellent future ahead. Food Pairing: Rich red meats.
Yves Cuilleron Syrah Les Vignes d'à Côté 2017
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins - as approachable in youth as in maturity. We farm Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa's 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling us to make the best possible wine in a given year. Our Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe dark berries.
Yves Cuilleron Sybel Rosé 2018This Rosé is sourced 100% from Syrah grown within the confines of the village of Chavanay. It is produced by the "saignée" method after a brief maceration of several hours. The fermentations are in stainless steel and the elevage continues for about six months before bottling in the spring following harvest.