Sunday, April 17, 2011

Very small release, limited wines.

Bridesmaid Wines 
"This is a brilliant project putting together blends that are declassified from other wineries. In this case, ten wineries contributed to the 2009 white wine blend, which is 63% Sauvignon Blanc and 37% Semillon, and 20 wineries for the 2007 Bridesmaid Red, a final blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec. These are impressively put-together wines, and all the credit first has to go to whoever buys the already made juice and, secondly, whoever assembles these blends." -- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2007 Bridesmaid Red.....$36.99
A Napa Valley Cabernet Blend
"Cabernet Sauvignon 44%, Merlot 19%, Cab Franc 17%, Petit Verdot 13%, Malbec 7%. Aged in French oak for over 24 months makes this wine is smooth as silk. Alluring bouquet of blackberry, dark chocolate, bing cherry and cinnamon. Flavors that follow true to the aromas. Incredible concentration of ripe Napa fruit with a seamless finish. Bold yet elegant, this Bordeaux styled blend is both approachable and cellar-worthy!" -- winery
"Restaurants/bistros and consumers looking for a sumptuous, ready-to-drink California red should definitely check out the 2007 Bridesmaid. Coming from a top vintage, it’s not surprising that this wine has a dense ruby/purple color, a big, sweet kiss of charcoal, toast, and black currants, sweet, jammy cherries, and a hint of wood spice in a medium to full-bodied, luscious, hedonistic, fruit bomb style. This is delicious wine, and reasonably priced for as good as it is."
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2009 Bridesmaid White....$19.99
A Napa Valley Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon
"This Bridesmaid White brings together a multitude of winemaking techniques from great sources in one savory balanced white wine. Individual vineyards were picked, pressed then fermented in stainless tanks and french oak barrels. Fresh and complex, this blend tastes of white peach, cream and crushed shells. There is a wonderful mineral quality, fresh milled flowers, and a lively acidity which makes this Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend perfect to pair with food or just on its own!" -- Winery 

"The 2009 Bridesmaid White displays loads of spring garden-like floral notes intermixed with some honeysuckle, white peach, pineapple, and melon. This exotic, luscious, dry, mid-weight white should be drunk over the next year."
 Rated 90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 


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