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October 2, 2020
Friday, October 2nd
7:30pm on Zoom
$60 per package ($50 for club members!)
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The weather is cooling off and it's time to highlight some of our favorite value reds! In this class, we'll sample bang-for-the-buck reds from Italy, Spain, and France! Each package includes a 750ml bottles of each of the wines below, plus a portion of Prairie Breeze Cheddar and Provolone Picante for 2! Tim Jordan will lead the discussion on each region, winemaker, why these are awesome choices for fall reds!
2018 Badia Di Morrona "Caligiano," Chianti DOCG
Comprised of 85% Sangiovese and a balance of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this aromatic and lush Chianti offers dark cherry and the classic balsamic and baking spice aromas. The palate is fresh, with easygoing tannins. This is not overly ripe, as tart red fruits offset its readiness to please. A rock solid Chianti that delivers the goods and then some.
2018 Bon Mas, Priorat DOCa
This is a real stunner. Rarely do you see wines from this top Spanish region for such a fair price! Fermented in concrete eggs with indigenous yeast and aged out in French and American barrels. Sexy blue and black fruit fruits and floral notes are complemented by baking spices and a smoky mineral component. This has concentration but remains light on its feet. The black/blue fruit and bitter cherry flavors hit a peak with air. Silky tannin wraps up the long finish.
2016 Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine "Plan de Dieu," Cotes du Rhone Villages AOP
The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu De Pere en Filles is a full-bodied, open-knit blend of 80% Grenache and 10% each Mourvèdre and Syrah. Hints of alfalfa appear on the nose, while the flavors trend more toward plummy black cherries. Rich and ripe yet easy to drink, it finishes with mouth-watering length.
90 points, The Wine Advocate