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Wine of the Month – April 2016

  Creta Roble 2013 - Ribera del Duero, Spain 100% Tempranillo sourced from a 40-year-old vineyard and aged for 4-5 months in seasoned French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up a brooding bouquet of pencil shavings, espresso, Asian spices, incense, and assorted black fruits. Structured on the palate with layers of [...]

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Wine of the Month – March 2016

  Gran Passione Rosso 2013 - Veneto, Italy The Gran Passione Rosso is crafted in the tradition of “Apassimento” (to dry and shrivel), the same style as Amarone wines of the region. This technique has its roots in an ancient past dating back to the Roman era. Over the centuries, this technique of “drying” the [...]

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Wine of the Month – February 2016

  Wine of the Month - February 2016 93 Points. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate  A joint venture between Jean-Marc Lafage and Eric Solomon, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres is just another example of the brilliance of the 2013 vintage in the Roussillon. Coming all from the schist soils of Maury and a blend of [...]

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Wine of the Month – January 2016

Domaine Bousquet Gaia Red 2013 - Mendoza, Argentina Profile: Domaine Bousquet was founded in 1998 by Jean Bousquet, a Frenchman from a wine-producing family in Carcassonne who wished to expand overseas. The parcel of land he was drawn to upon his arrival in Argentina was a 240-hectare plot in Mendoza’s Uco Valley in the foothills [...]

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Wine of the Month – December 2015

  Tenuta Monteti Caburnio 2010 - Tuscany, Italy After a mild winter the vines budded regularly at the end of March. Spring brought some rain which slightly slowed vegetation. A hot and dry summer pushed the harvest to the beginning of September. The result of this season was a smaller yield of high quality grapes with [...]

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Wine of the Month – November

Wine of the Month - November 92 points: The 2009 Cedro Do Noval is 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, 10% Syrah (just a dollop this year) and 10% Tinta Roriz. It is “Duriense” instead of Douro because of the Syrah. In Noval’s lineup, this is quickly becoming the one to grab, because the quality [...]

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Wine of the Month – October

  Grape 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan Terroir Château des Karantes is a beautiful vineyard in the Languedoc-Roussillon. The estate, nestled in a small valley overlooking the sea, is at 2mn beach resorts of Narbonne Plage and St Pierre sur Mer, 15 minutes from the motorway and the city of Narbonne. It [...]

By |2019-02-12T17:56:39+00:00October 6th, 2015|Wine of the Month|Comments Off on Wine of the Month – October

Wine of the Month – August

  "This unfiltered Spanish Tempranillo opens with a mild oak and mild blackberry with a hint of black licorice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty black plum and black licorice blend with hints of minerality, old oak, and spice. The finish is dry and [...]

By |2019-02-12T17:56:40+00:00September 3rd, 2015|Wine of the Month|Comments Off on Wine of the Month – August

Wine of the Month – July

Winemaking Harvested by night to keep the freshness, each vineyard lot is fermented separately after a 4 days pre-fermentation cold soak which brings bright color & flavor and silky tannins. After gentle pressing, some selected lots are racked directly into small French oak barrels adding depth and complexity. After 4 months of ageing, each component [...]

By |2019-02-12T17:56:40+00:00July 6th, 2015|Wine of the Month|Comments Off on Wine of the Month – July

Wine of the Month – June

June Wine of the Month Vin de Pays d'Oc, France Grape: 100% Cinsault Cinsault has always been an integral, albeit relatively un-sung, colour on the Languedoc palette. It is encouraging that young winemakers are now affording it due respect, none more so than Yves Falmet, who farms the schistous soils of St Chinian with organic [...]

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