What an amazingly quick year–so many wines and the last monthly addition. I also published this month my yearly top 100 wines of 2018 in addition.
I hope you had an amazingly great wine year and a great year in general!
Susan Balbo Signature Mendoza Brioso White Blend 2017 – 91 Points
45% Semillon, 30% Torrontés and 25% Sauvignon Blanc; 12.9% ABV; $24 SRP
Nose of gooseberry, lemon curd, and Kiwi; palate of green yellow-citrus, oyster shell and beeswax.
Susan Balbo Signature Mendoza Rosé 2018 89 Points
60% Malbec and 40% Pinot Noir; 13% ABV; $20 SRP
I have never tasted a wine blending Malbec and Pinot Noir Rosé or not. Mountain strawberry, lime, moist stones and flowers; palate of mountain strawberry, fennel, white tea and hint of red floral.
Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France
Syrah 50%, Grenache 30%, and Carignan 20%; $30 SRP
Nose of Loch Ness blackberry, dried wood pile, spice box..
Palate of cassis, blackberry, dried herbs, cardamom and violets.
Ferraton Côtes du Rhône Blanc Samorëns Blanc 2017
35% Roussanne, 30% Viognier, 25% Grenache Blanc, 5% Clairette, 5% Marsanne
Wine presents with essence of Lemon curd, apricot, beeswax, flower bunch and fennel
Palate of Nectarine, lime, white pepper and sesame paste.
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