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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Value Winter Warmers
January 16, 2019

 

Red

2014 Barone Cornacchia Montepulciano d’AbruzzoOrganic Deep red. Lots of dark fruit, blackberry and cherry with good structure and very pleasant balsam notes. Very Good Plus Plus 12.99; Mixed Case, 11.69; Case, 11.04

2016 Torremoron Tempranillo Ribera del Duero: On the richer side of Tempranillo with good color. Rich fruit framed by spice and really good structure. Very complete wine and a long finish. Very Good Plus Plus 13.99; Mixed Case, 12.59; Case, 11.89

2017 Penya Cotes Catalanes IGP; Color: medium dark; Aroma: heady dense, rather bright , firm, clean edge, low toned herbal; Mouth: medium bodied sweet berry on entry leads to fresh clean, fine acid, long; Very Good 10.99; Mixed Case, 9.89; Case, 9.34

2017 Domaine Cabirau Cotes du Roussillon; Color: Red black; Aroma: Sweet very dense, pretty forward, juicy forward; Mouth: Juicy forward sweet heady rather dense, spicy, with surprising complexity tight acid fruity forward, fresh; Very Good Plus 14.99; Mixed Case, 13.49; Case, 12.74

2015 Nieto Senetiner Blend Collection; Color: medium dark; Aroma: heady earth , rather softly woody, , earthy, nutty, ; Mouth: clean rather forward, fleshy, juicy, bright fruit, herbal nuttiness; Very Good Plus 15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59

2014 Haras Cabernet Sauvignon Hussenet Gran Reserva; Color: very dark ; Aroma: sweet ripe forward, sweet American oak, spiced plum; Mouth: clean bright sweet plum, rather earthy, bright clean forward, fine acidity, firm, bright tangy finish, long; Very Good Plus 15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59

 

1-16 Winter Value Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $145 Instore only 1-16 Winter Value Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $77

 

and for dessert: Australian stickies are like a cross between sweet sherry, tawny port , and, in this case, French Vin Doux Nature. We got a small amount from this top producer for a much reduced price to share with you. 

Chambers Rosewood Muscat 375 mlColor: gold tan; Aroma: clean fleshy more wood than, firmness, sweet higher toned, wood influenced, then bright; Mouth: sweet very candied, bright orange rind, clean, very nice structure racy firm; Very Good - Excellent 14.99; Mixed Case, 13.49; Case, 12.74

 

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           - Len Rothenberg