Wine Tasting 11/19/13

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Viva La France

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2011 Beau Rivage Bordeaux Blanc 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon
Bordeaux, France
Creamy and forward, with pretty verbena, tarragon and chamomile notes weaving around straw and light gooseberry fruit flavors. Gentle finish.
BTG $5.75 Retail $11.99

2011 Tortoise Creek Viognier
Minervois, France
Completely unoaked and therefore bright with lovely aromas of peaches, pears and honeysuckle that lead to a palate that is fresh and crisp but packed with fruit.
BTG $5.75 Retail $11.99

2012 St Cosme Cotes du Rhone 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.
Southern Rhone, Rhone, France
A mouthfilling core of plum sauce and blackberry paste is backed by charcoal and anise on the finish. Solid, direct, pure and driven.
90 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2010 Ch. Le Conseiller
Bordeaux, France
Dominated by lots of Merlot, given its mocha, espresso, sweet black cherry and plum notes. It has gorgeous texture, terrific purity, and a full-bodied, hedonistic, fleshy appeal. This is a sleeper of the vintage and a great value. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2010 Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Grenache and Syrah
Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, Rhone, France
Its inky/purple color is accompanied by a beautiful perfume of camphor, sweet blackberry and black raspberry fruit, lavender, forest floor and acacia flowers. Full-bodied and rich with good acidity, ripe tannin and a long finish, it should drink nicely for 15 or more years.
93 Pts Robert Parker
Retail $41.99

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