Saturday, October 10, 2015

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4, October 10

Your Host is  
Theresa Rametta
Worldwide Wines

Man Chenin Blanc 2014 . . . $7.99
The 2014 Free-Run Steen Chenin Blanc has a focused, clinical bouquet with pineapple and lemon zest, hints of passion fruit developing just behind. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity: plenty of tropical fruit on display here but neatly delineated on the tense and citric finish that linger in the mouth. Quite simply, this represents unbeatable value. 90pts, Robert Parker

Miraval Provence Rose 2014 . . . $24.99
The finest rosé yet from this estate (the wine is made by the top notch team at Chateau Beaucastel), the light pink colored 2014 Cotes de Provence Rose sports a fresh and lively bouquet of wild strawberries, raspberries and white flowers to go with a supple, lightly textured, silky and seamless feel on the palate. 91pts, Robert Parker

Castiglion del Bosco Rosso di Montalcino 2012 . . . $21.99
Offering a combination of richness and elegance, this red offers black cherry, black currant, bitter chocolate, spice and tobacco notes, married to a solid structure. Austere on the finish, yet long. 90pts, Wine Spectator

Pine Ridge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 . . . $49.99 
Swirling with layered aromas of fresh red raspberry, blackberry pie and ripe cassis, this deep ruby wine enraptures the senses with fragrant dried violet, gingersnap, dark cocoa and sweet basil impressions. Plush and exuberant, the palate opens with red cherry, juicy boysenberry and red plum fruits that intermingle with hints of cinnamon stick and graham cracker pie crust. The complex array of flavors lasts through the lingering finish, framed by velvety tannins and echoes of cherry cordial and roasted espresso bean.

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