Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4PM, March 8

Your host is Jean Noel Maubert of Fine Terrior Selections.

Chateau Haut Selve Graves 2010                       $19.99
With strong new wood aromas, this concentrated wine shows vanilla as well as black-fruit flavors.  Acidity cuts the richness, giving shape to wine and focusing on the balance.  With firm tannins in the background, it needs several years.  Drink from 2016.  90 pts

L’Olivette Bandol Rouge 2008                           $27.99
Sanguine flavors of roasted plum and dried cherry feature a concentrated iron note, with plenty of smoke and spice accents. Mocha and dark chocolate overtones mark the broad, ripe-tasting finish. Pure and lively. Best from 2013 through 2022.  Wine Spectator, 93 pts

Saint Roch Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2012    $11.99
From the Loire Valley region of Touraine, this wine is in a similar style as a Sancerre.  It is crisp and dry with those mineral/flinty notes and bright acidity that Loire whites are famous for.  As it opens in the glass it also has floral and citrus fruit flavors that give it a real charm with food. 

L’Olivette Bandol Rosé 2012                    $24.99
This has a pinky/orange color, and proceeds on to the palate with woodland notes of strawberries, spice, thyme and a hint of black olives.  It has the classic flavors and mouth feel of  Southern French wines bordering the Mediterranean – an early touch of summer!

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