15 Mar Bordeaux Tasting Sun. 3/18
Sunday, March 18
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
This Sunday we’re sampling some of the best deals in Bordeaux, including a mini-vertical of Chateau Croix du Rival (2010 and 2012!!!).
2014 Chateau La Commanderie de Saint-Genis Bordeaux Superieur
On Sale $11.99
This beauty is floral for the region, with spicy black fruit character. Drinks above its modest price and pairs well with a variety of cuisines.
2010 Chateau Croix du Rival, Lussac-St Emilion AOP
On Sale $18.99
A plush and smoky style, with a bacon edge to the core of roasted apple wood, steeped plum and pastis-soaked blackberry fruit. Delivers a fleshy feel through the finish as the roasted wood accent lingers. Drink now through 2015. 200 cases imported.
89 Points, The Wine Spectator
2012 Chateau Croix du Rival, Lussac-Saint Emilion AOP
On Sale $18.99 (LOWEST PRICE ONLINE BY OVER $20!!)
The 2012 Rival is super-expressive and attractive today. Scents of rose petal, mint and sweet red cherries are alluring, while beams of supporting acidity and minerality give the wine much of its energy. Stephan von Neipperg proves he also has the magic touch here, in Lussac Saint-Emilion, where he is making absolutely delicious wines.
91 points, Antonio Galloni