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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

January Red & White Sale
January 9, 2019



2014 JJ Vincent Bourgogne Blanc Piece d'Or Very Good Plus Was 19.99 Now 13.99 NET per bottle

2017 Clos St Antonin Principaute d'Orange; Aroma: Very pretty & fragrant, light Provencal spice; Mouth: Clean nicely firm, pretty fine acid very ripe with a piquant herbal gloss over the broad chardonnay fruit; Very Good Plus Now 14.49 NET


Red Bordeaux

2015 Ch. Puyanche (Bordeaux); Color: very dark; Aroma: heady nicely ripe , very pretty fruity with fine acidity, ; Mouth: smooth clean, nicely herbal, good character from the cabernet Franc ; Very Good Was 14.99 Now 11.99 NET

2015 Ch. La Caze Bellevue (St. Emilion); Aroma: elegant very pretty fresh, fresh rather clean; Mouth: smooth very pretty nice delineation, sweet acid, clean, elegant, lighter bodied; Very Good Plus Was 19.99; Now 15.99 NET

2015 Aurore de Dauzac (Margaux); Color: very dark black; Aroma: sweet fruit intense, very nicely ripe, juicy bright and broadly earthy; Mouth: clean fine firm, juicy sweet fine acid rounded & fleshy, mouth-filling, with fine underlying tannins, still a bit young, with much promise; Very Good - Excellent Was 37; Now 25.99 NET

2015 Ch Tour St. Christophe (St. Emilion Grand Cru); Aroma: very oaky very rich, lean mineral, ; Mouth: juicy bright sweet acid rich, extracted, fine tannins, 2 very juicy very dense sweet more linear, bright; Very Good- Excellent Was 45; Now 34.99 NET


Great Discounts on Two Fine Red Rhones

2013 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape; Color: very dark opaque, ; Aroma: bright raher clean silky, fresh light rather clean, , fresh; Mouth: smooth rather sweet, clean bright acid, a touch over ripe, sweet finish lighter, very smooth texture, sweet fruit, a touch of garrigue on the finish; Very Good - Excellent Was 56 Now 39.99 NET

2015 Francois Villard Cote Rotie Le Gallet Blanc; Color: very dark opaque, rather dense; Aroma: very dark rather dense spicy, , very deep raher dense, full, more fruit than character; Mouth: clean lighter smooth texture fleshy in the middle, rather fine tannins, very fine acid astringency in the finish, long, somewhat reserved in character; Excellent Was 83; Now 49.99 NET


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