2014 Les Darons

les darons2014 Les Darons – 91-94 Points Wine Advocate

Grenache ~ Carignan ~ Syrah

“A wine that blew me away…thrilling notes of black and blue fruits, violets, and peppery spice to go with a medium to full-bodied, elegant, seamless profile on the palate…striking purity, integrated acidity and a great finish.  It should drink nicely on release and have 7-8 years of overall longevity.”

Jebb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate

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2008 Bodegas Muriel Rioja Reserva

We were happy to get our hands on 3 cases of this amazing Rioja! Decanter Magazine called it “Outstanding” and gave it 95 points! “Savooury, traditional style with toasted nuts and coffee…ripe, baked plum fruit. A great, classic Rioja. Complex and intriguing.” – Decanter Magazine

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Can Blau

UnknownCan Blau is produced from a blend of Samsó (Cariñena), Garnacha (Spanish Grenache), and Syrah. The wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 9 months and the end result is a gorgeous red that has complex aromatics or with ripe black fruits, licorice and spice. On the palate the wine is fresh, flavorful, big and fruity and it finishes with notable yet soft tannins. Another gem from Spain and the Juan Gil portfolio.

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2009 Tridente Tempranillo

main_variation_na_view_01_204x4002009 Tridente Tempranillo

91 Points from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

If you like rich and chewy wines…this is a MUST TRY! Aromas of toasty oak, graphite, balsamic, incense, and black fruits are followed by a dense, powerful Tempranillo from the great 2009 vintage. It’s a great value for a rich and bold wine. Big flavors of espresso, mocha and dark cocoa.  Simply put:  it’s YUMMY!

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St. Patrick’s Day Sips Aren’t All Green Beer and Guinness

IMG_2862_1024Heather Fleming, our resident wine specialist, has some ideas on how to incorporate wine into this famous Irish holiday.  And, as luck would have it, we’ve got your Irish Kiss ready!  Everything you need (including the recipe) in one little bag!

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La Novella White Nebbiolo

This is by far one of the most interesting AND delicious whites I have ever tasted!  La Novella is made from Nebbiolo which is a red, sultry, intense grape that makes the famous RED wines of Barolo and Barbaresco.  To make this as a white wine, the grapes are picked early in the season before they mature but at a time when they have a nice acidic backbone and soft floral notes.  The color is only in the skins of the grapes so in order to make a white wine, the skins are removed immediately to maintain the white color.  This is one of those wines that not only tastes great but has a great story and is the perfect wine to makes friends with!

Cheers! Heather

 

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Centine White

This Italian white is a blend of un-oaked Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio that is crisp and refreshing with hints of citrus and tropical fruits!  Chardonnay drinkers as well as Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc drinker ALL love this wine.  This is one of those wines that you can’t go wrong by keeping on hand!  Great for sipping and food friendly.

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2009 Petit Guiraud Sauternes

91 Points – Wine Spectator

Sauternes is always such a treat and this is no exception.  Unique freshness, dynamic, vibrant with an intense nose and mouth of exotic fruits dominated by passion fruit, mango, peach and pineapple.  A perfect balance of acid and sweetness.  Classic Sauternes!

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