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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

New Cabernets, Bordeaux vs Napa
May 17, 2017



2014 Château Monregard La Croix (Pomerol); Aroma: Heady herbal, dense, Fresh, pretty, softly deep; Mouth: Clean dense, fine acid; Very Good Plus 36; Mixed Case, 32.4; Case, 30.6

2014 Château Angludet (Margaux); Aroma: Sharp, lightly herbal, reduced, spicy candid; Mouth: Clean firm, sweet, some reductive notes, long; Very Good - Excellent 40; Mixed Case, 36; Case, 34

2014 Château Lalande Borie (St. Julien); Aroma: Fresh herbal clean ; Mouth: Light clean fine acidity, racy bright elegant tannins fine acid finish, tight; Very Good - Excellent 43; Mixed Case, 38.7; Case, 36.55

2015 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles) "should be another outstanding vintage of this cuvee and it has full-bodied richness, beautiful concentration and lots of dark chocolate, plum and smoked herb aromas and flavors. It has more obvious structure than the 2014 did at this stage as well.."

2014 Punch Cabernet Sauvignon; Color: medium dark opaque; Aroma: heady  smoky, deep graphite earth, pencil; Mouth: fine sweet acid rather thick, bright acid, clean , smooth  fine acid on the finish; Very Good Plus 39; Mixed Case, 35.1; Case, 33.15

2014 Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon Charming Creek Hillary; Aroma: heady very dense, light anise note, plummy, earthy, , cedary, ; Mouth: light lean bright, herbal soft, textured rather mineral,l French oak; Very Good - Excellent 37; Mixed Case, 33.30; Case, 31.45


5-17 Cabernet Glories Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $382

5-17 Cabernet Glories Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $202


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