03 Jan Bordeaux vs. The World Tasting
Bordeaux vs. The World Tasting
Saturday, January 5
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
It’s time for some big wines to greet the chill of January! We’re featuring Bordeaux and Bordeaux-like blends from around the world this Saturday. We’ll hit the exciting and rare wines from Component winery in Napa Valley, who are sourcing some amazing Cabernet and Semillon from undisclosed vineyards. We’ll also sample some more classic blends from Argentina, California, and Bordeaux, including a 93 pointer from Charmes-Godard.
2015 Chateau Les Charmes-Godard, Francs Cotes de Bordeaux AOP
On Sale $19.99
A white with impressive personality. Green mangoes, lemon rind and limes. Full-bodied, layered and beautiful. Love the dried-fruit and mineral character to the palate. A blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc. Drink now.
93 Points, James Suckling
2016 Component Wine Company Semillon, Napa Valley AVA (Only 1 bottle to taste!)
On Sale $45.99
In Napa, for example, our 100% Sémillon is grown from the oldest organic Sémillon vines in the valley, planted in the heart of Oakville in 1987. We then vinify the wine in thirds split between small neutral French oak barrels, stainless steel and concrete egg. This combination allows this low alcohol wine to express it’s natural texture, structure and vibrancy.
2014 Luca Beso de Dante, Mendoza
On Sale $32.99
A medium to full-bodied red with spices, dried fruit and chocolate. Shows firmness and tension. A blend from cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc from single vineyards in Gualtallary and La Consulta. Give it a year or two to soften but already a beauty. Voluptuous yet vibrant.
93 Points, James Suckling
2015 Chateau Quintus “Le Saint-Emilion,” Saint-Emilion AOP
On Sale $26.99 a bottle, or buy a six pack and the price goes down to $24.99!!
This third wine of Quintus is a delicious young red with a medium body and plum, chocolate and light spice aromas and flavors. Powdery tannins. Juicy and fresh finish. Drink now.
91 points, James Suckling
2015 Marietta “Armé” Red Wine, North Coast AVA
On Sale $20.99
The 2015 Armé, Marietta’s Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, is fabulous, not to mention a tremendous value. Grilled herbs, plums, blueberry jam, spice, mint and leather give the 2015 its nuance and complexity. Supple and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2015 hits all the right notes. What a gorgeous wine this is.
91 Points Vinous Media
2014 Component Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley AVA (Only 1 bottle to taste!)
On Sale $134.99
From rising star Michael Hill Kennedy, former sommelier and now founder of Component Wine Co., this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is deeply mineral on the nose, with hints of licorice and plum, turning to a palate structured for aging but delicious right now as well, with black currant, cherry, sandalwood, and violets.
Food & Wine Magazine