McPherson Texas Les Copains Red Wine 2015
A Rhône blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah,
An outstanding Rhône blend–integrated and balanced; one of the best Rhône blends I have tasted from Texas.
Nose: rich black-red bramble notes, red rose petal, pepper and Thyme-Tarragon
Palate: blackberry confit, black cherry evened out with Cardamom and an Allspice.
Domaine Bousquet Tupungato Uco Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Nose: of Loch Ness blackberry, red cherry, boot polish, and juniper forest.
Palate: cassis, black cherry, black pepper, and clove.
Domaine Bousquet Tupungato Uco Valley Chardonnay 2017
Nose of Green apple, pear, dried fig, and spice.
Palate of citrus, apple slice, nutmeg, and flowers.
Susana Balbo Brioso Argelo Red Wine 2016
$45 SRP / 13.5% ABV
Cabernet Sauvignon 53%, Cabernet Franc 24%, Malbec 16%, and Petit Verdot 7%
Nose: blackberry thicket, sanded cedar, violets, and herb bunch
Palate: rich blackberry, white pepper, hint of lavender and Bay leaf
BenMarco Valle de Uco Expresivo Red Wine 2016
$35 SRP/ 13.5% ABV 91 Points
75% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc.
Nose of rose petal, blackberry, autumnal leaves on ground, suede.
Palate – blue-blackberry, black pepper, Tarragon and clove
Toccat Santa Barbara County Classico Red Wine 2015
50% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 5%, and 5% other varieties including Freisa
Nose of autumnal plum orchard, suede, dried roses and spice box.
Palate of tart red cherry, blackberry, hint of bread crumb for savory quality, pepper and flowers
Château Gaudiet Loupiac 2016
90% Sémillion, 10% Sauvignon
Noise: fresh citrus, dried pear, and honeycomb
Pal: blood orange, ginger, lavender, and dried apples,
Baileyana Firepeak Edna Valley Chardonnay 2016
Clones: 17, 76 utilised; Fermented in 29% new French oak; 14.7% ABV; $28 SRP.
Nose: Apple, concise pear, nutmeg, and flowers
Palate: Hierloom apple, Adriatic fig, spice and beeswax
This is a SIPCertified wine.
Finca Las Cabras Rioja Crianza 2012
Nose of blackberry confit, suede, stacked cedar wood, and Bay leafs on forest floor
Palate of red bramble notes, uplift of dried herbs, white pepper and ever so subtle violet notes
BenMarco Uco Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Nose: mix of red and black bramble, moist forest floor, leather-suede and violet garen
Palate: black cherry, pomegranate, pepper, and Thyme
Paniza Cariñena Syrah 2017
Nose of blackberry, seared cherry, evergreen forest in autumn, and lavendar
Palate: blackberry confit, pepper, Thyme and violets
3C Cariñena Cariñena 2016
Nose: Cherry confit, suede, forest in autumn, and violets
Palate: red cherry, pomegranate, pepper, and toffee
Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc Côtes du Roussillon:
Grenache Gris and Rolle
Nose of lemon peel, flowers, almond
Palate: white peach, red apple, sesame, moist stones
Mas Amiel Altair Côtes du Roussillon Blanc 2015
A blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Maccabeu.
A lovely expression of the Côtes du Roussillon–elegance and beauty. Ideal for seafood and white pasta dishes.
Nose: Green-yellow citrus, white peach, flowers and moist stones
Palate of oyster shell, Meyer lemon pulp, flowers and beeswax.
Aridus American Sauvignon Blanc 2016
I think this is a great wine to taste a difference in where Sauvignon Blanc is grown–in this bottling contains grapes from Southern Arizona and Mimbres Valley in New Mexico.
Nose of citrus, yellow peach, floral, and tea.
Palate of yellow citrus zest, hint of stone fruit and slightly savory finish
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