Bodegas Poesia - 'Poesia' Bordeaux Blend
Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina 2009
Old Vine Malbec/Cabernet Bordeaux Style Blend with Great Age and Drinking Fantastic!
Wine Advocate 95 - The 2009 Poesia offers up a sexy perfume of pain grille, mineral, exotic spices, lavender, black cherry, and blackberry. This sets the stage for a plush, incipiently complex, beautifully proportioned wine with 5-6 years or more of aging potential. It will provide prime drinking from 2016 to 2029.
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Vinous 93 - (a 60/40 blend of malbec and cabernet, from vines planted in 1935): Good full red-ruby. Aromas of black raspberry, earth and mint are sexed up by new French oak notes of coffee, mocha and cedar. The palate offers a sophisticated combination of rich, lush texture and restrained sweetness, with the raspberry, currant and licorice flavors lifted by enticing mineral/floral perfume. This gripping, vibrant, classy wine finishes with smooth tannins that dust the entire mouth.
J.L. Chave Sélection - Côtes du Rhône 'Mon Coeur' 2020
An Outstanding Example of Classic Rhone Expression from One of the Regions True Icons
This is a wine I've always enjoyed. J.L. Chave's 'Mon Coeur' serves as a clear expression of the Rhone Valley as a whole, and this new vintage is another gem. Made of approximately equal parts Syrah and Grenache with vines age between 20-60 years old, sourced from select vineyards around the Northern Rhone growing region, and made by the legendary 16 generation Chave family. The wine is distinctly Chave, with aromas of smokey blueberries, leather, briny olive, crushed violets, and exotic spices. On the palate it's lively and fresh, texture is refined and well structured with flavors of blackberry, espresso, fresh herbs, with a lasting finish rich with earth and smoky spice. An excellent accompaniment to your favorite cheeses and charcuterie. Believe me when we say this drinks well above its price point!
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Schug Winery - Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma County 2019
Schug Carneros Estate Winery celebrates the 40th anniversary of its first vintage, made when a passion for Burgundy wines led patriarch Walter Schug to establish his own label and eventually leave Joseph Phelps, where he was the founding winemaker crafting wines that put Napa Valley on the map.
The Tasting Panel - 92 Points - "Aged sur-lie for eight months in 20% French oak, the iconic flavor profile shows a world-class Chardonnay profile. Creamy and toasty, the richness is reined in by its bright acidity. Kiwi, pineapple, and gardenia effortlessly show a tropical character, with Key lime and vanilla on the finish."
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Alexander Knechel - Certified Sommelier
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