It’s a Bordeaux vs. Napa Valley Tasting

11 Mar It’s a Bordeaux vs. Napa Valley Tasting

Bordeaux vs. Napa Tasting

Saturday, March 12
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

By law, wines from Bordeaux can only be promoted as Bordeaux when using the grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot in the reds, and Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle (not very common) in the whites. Taste California versions next to their french counterparts to understand the differences and similarities between these two powerhouse regions!

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2013 Solar Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux, France
On Sale $8.99
The Solar Sauvignon Blanc 2013 has a beautiful yellow color with green highlights. It is an elegant wine that balances citrus, grapefruit, and leafy notes with minerality. Overall, this wine is fresh and delightfully aromatic.
Winemaker’s Notes

VS.

2013 Raymond “R Collection” Sauvignon Blanc Lot No. 4, California
On Sale $7.99 Lowest price online!!!
The 2013 R Collection Sauvignon Blanc is a beautifully crisp Sauvignon Blanc fermented 100% in stainless steel tanks. Bright aromas of citrus and white peach are followed by notes of tropical fruits, green apple, and lime. Displaying a crisp mouthfeel, this wine displays a nicely balanced acidity and culminates with a smooth, mineral finish that makes it the perfect pairing with a variety of dishes.
Winemaker’s Notes

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2010 Maison Blanche Medoc Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, Francebella novello
On Sale $17.99
Aromas of plums and bitter chocolate follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a medium toasted oak aftertaste. Lots of wood now but shows excellent structure.
90 Points, James Suckling

VS.

2013 Paoletti Bella Novello Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, CA.
On Sale $23.99
This is the new vintage of our best selling $20 plus Cabernet, and it doesn’t disappoint. From the OUTSTANDING 2013 Napa Cabernet vintage, this will be a great contrast to the Maison Blanche….new world and great new vintage verus old world and 5 plus year old great vintage.
Merch Notes

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NapaValley_032012 Blason d’Issan Margaux, Bordeaux
On Sale $31.99
A gorgeous second wine, the 2012 Blason D’Issan is beautifully sexy, soft, and creamy textured, with a dense purple color and attractive blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice and camphor. It is stunning, lush, sexy and very, very forward, an ideal second wine that reflects its appellation of origin but delivers gorgeous, even luxurious fruit levels. Drink it over the next decade.
90 Points, The Wine Advocate

VS.

2013 Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon “Affinity,” Napa Valley
On Sale $62.99…Lowest price online!
The blueberry and blackberry aromas are prevailing here with a spearmint and fresh herb undertone. Full body, chewy tannins and slightly austere now, but will be even more flavor and beautiful in a year or two.
94 Points, James Suckling