|Les Felines Grenache/Merlot 2010 (Southern France)|
45% Grenache, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet, and 10% Syrah. The Felines Rouge is all lush, grapy Grenache with extra depth from the Merlot and Syrah. A delicious bistro red.
|Pascual Toso Malbec 2013 (Argentina)|
This wine continues to over-deliver in the quality to price ratio. Back again is the smooth, fleshiness, the bright red cherry fruit, hint of ripe blueberry and a touch of earthy smoke. Partially aged in American oak for depth and complexity, this is ready to be enjoyed tonight with anything from barbecued steak to pasta.
|Casillero del Diablo Carmenere 2010 (Chile)|
Originating in the Rapel Valley, this wine has a deep, dark red color. Its aromas are fruity, ripe raspberries and blackberries, chocolate and also coffee and toast notes. In mouth, black plums and spices appear on a backdrop of toasted American oak and a smooth, solid structure.
|Le Pre Baron Gamay 2012 ( France, Loire)|
Brilliant ruby in the glass, this wine is brimming with fresh fruit and beautiful balance. To me, much more complex and nuanced that what we find in Beaujolais.
|Cotes de Blaye Merlot/Cabernet 2009 (France, Bordeaux)|
This 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet is aged 80% in steel and 20% oak. It is rich and full of deep lingering character showing dark cherry and brambly berry aromas. Tasters are charmed by its flavor of toasty blackberry, plumb and vanilla bean with lingering notes of coffee, clove and dark chocolate covered cherries.
|Chateau La Grave Privilege 2007 (Southern France)|
Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre blend to create this beauty. Aged in oak for 12 months the wine features a deep rich robe of garnet with violet tints. The nose is explosive with aromas of cherries in brandy, spices and vanilla, together with crystallized fruit (blackcurrant and blueberry), cocoa and violet. The mouth is very supple in feel, round and fruity. It is harmonious with a hint of mint revealing extremely fine tannins.
|Bilogia 2007 (Spain)|
A 50/50 blend of Monastrell and Tempranillo grapes carefully selected from the best plots of the estate. Aging for twelve months in oak barrels highlights its unique character. Aroma of toast with notes of liquorices and coffee. In mouth, the fruit perfectly blends with the oak, showing sweet tannins followed by a round, fresh and complex structure. Long and intense aftertaste.
|Netzl Carnuntum Cuvee 2010 (Austria)|
40% Zweigelt, 40% Blaufraenkisch, 20% Merlot harvested by hand, grape-and single-berry selection, fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, malo-lactic fermentation and short ripening in big oak barrels. This wine exhibits ruby garnet and youthful reflexes, red berries in the nose and herbal nuances, fresh and pleasing palate, smooth and ripe tannins.
|Chofflet Givry Pinot Noir 2009 (France, Burgundy)|
The Chofflet-Valdenaire estate, located in the hillside hamlet of Russily, has been in their family for over 100 years. The domaine possesses very well placed vineyards with an average age of 25 years. The estate’s Givry AOC comes from several vineyard parcels. The grapes are entirely hand-harvested and 100% destemmed. It is aged half in tank, half in two-three year casks for one year before bottling. This wine is rich and dripping with aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and spice. There’s plenty of flesh to coat the tannins, and a lingering finish.
90 pts ~ Wine Spectator
|Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (California, Sonoma)|
19% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec. A quintessential Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 is defined by approachability and elegance. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry and cassis are supported by subtle hints of baking spice and vanilla from oak aging. The mouth feel is soft, silky and robing with a seemingly never ending finish.