Friday, May 7, 2021

90+ Point Rated Red Wine Sampler

New wines added!  
Some exciting new release added to the pack!!

90+ Point Rated Red Wine Sampler
1 bottle each of the wines below = $113.94
Special Sampler price = $95 / for the 6 bottles!

  • 2020 Thistledown Gorgeous Old Vine Grenache (92/100)
  • 2017 Domaine Cabirau Cotes Du Roussillon (Rated 91/100)
  • 2019 Babs Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir (93/100)
  • 2018 Château Croix d'Aumedes Cuvée Réserve Corbières (Rated 97/100) 
  • 2016 Ridolfi Rocchetto Chianti DOCG (90/100)
  • 2017 Lilac Cotes do Roussillon Villages (93/100)

2020 Thistledown Gorgeous Old Vine Grenache...$16.99
Tasting Notes: Gorgeous deep garnet color. Bright aromatics and quite lifted on the nose with a beautifully layered, textural palate with notes of wild strawberry and spice.
Thistledown is not alone in their endeavors to make great Grenache, they are unique in their methods and it is for this reason that they are now unanimously considered to be Australia’s top Grenache specialist.
Rated 92/100 Ray Jordan, Australian Wine Writer

2017 Domaine Cabirau Cotes Du Roussillon...$15.99
A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan, and the rest Syrah all from black, schist soils in the Roussillon, the 2017 Côtes Du Roussillon is another beautiful wine from importer Dan Kravitz that represents a terrific value. Black raspberries, crushed flowers, spice, and hints of pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, sweetly fruited, elegant red that's just a joy to drink. It should keep nicely for 5-6 years.
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Ridolfi Rocchetto Chianti DOCG...$15.99
Sangiovese 75%, Merlot 15%, Colorino 10%
This wine seriously over delivers for the month and is the perfect embodiment of the great 2016 vintage.
Fruity and simple with dried cherry and lemon character. Good core of fruit in the center. Bright finish.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

2019 Babs Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir...$29.99
This brand is a partnership between Sonoma County Winemaker Adam Lee and Santa Barbara County vineyard owner John Wagner. This inaugural bottling begins with aromas of baked black plum, star anise and cinnamon, leading into a palate of hefty mulberry, wild berry, grilled meat and purple flowers. The acidity penetrates throughout
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast
(ours is a custom blend we picked up from the same barrels, so similar profile)

2018 Château Croix d'Aumedes Cuvée Réserve Corbières...$14.99
30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 40% Carignan
The vast Corbières zone in the Languedoc contains a little bit of everything, from classic warmth and generosity on the outskirts of Narbonne to wild mountain wines in the hinterland and concentrated, stony wines up on the border with the Agly Valley and the Roussillon. In a way, this blend of Carignan (a great Corbières speciality) with Syrah and Grenache brings all three styles together: flowers and fruit in the billowing, sweet-scented aromas and both generous fruits and something more stony and driving in the finely constructed palate. The tannins are present but unintimidating, and the acidity is unobtrusive and ripe. So easy to drink that you almost overlook those complexities -- but they'll keep you coming back for more.
Rated 97/100 Decanter Magazine

2017 Lilac Cotes do Roussillon Villages...$19.99
Currant, lavender, garrigue, and pepper spice notes emerge from the 2017 Cotes Du Roussillon Villages Lilac Wine, and it's elegant, balanced and incredibly complete on the palate. With fine tannins, moderate acidity, and a great finish, it's another rock star wine from Jeff Carrel. The blend is 45% Syrah, 30% Carignan, and 25% Grenache, brought up all in larger oak tanks.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

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