BIG Bordeaux Tasting 10/1

29 Sep BIG Bordeaux Tasting 10/1

Saturday, October 1
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

Join us for a BIG tasting of Bordeaux new arrivals plus some of our staff favorites! Come learn the difference between petits chateaux, second wines, and classified growths with Jason Main, and sample all three styles!

2013 Solar Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux
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

2013 Chateau Clos Floridene Blanc, Graves, Bordeaux
On Sale $26.99
Lots of orange marmalade and lemon blossom notes intermixed with honeyed grapefruit, fig and melon aromas jump from the glass of this impeccably well-made, outstanding white Graves. Dry, zesty and perfumed with impressive concentration, this offering from proprietor Denis Dubourdieu is terrific. It should drink well for 5-7 years.
90-92 Points, The Wine Advocate

2014 Chateau Lynch Bages Blanc, Pauillac, Bordeaux
On Sale $54.99
Dense and tangy with dried pineapples, lemon rind and hints of stone. Full-bodied, flavorful and bright.
92-93 Points, James Suckling

2014 Chateau Jeanguillon, Bordeaux
On Sale $12.99
This wine is a classic! It has notes of cassis, graphite, and dried cherries, and the Cabernet Franc component really shines. Definitely on the elegant side of the spectrum. We tasted this after work one night and two days later (with the cork put back in the bottle), it was showing even better! A staff favorite and a tremendous value!
Merch Notes

2012 Chateau St. Julian Bordeaux Superieur
On Sale $12.99
Firm and dense, the wine is dominated by its tannic structure. It has a lean and austere character that will probably always remain, although there are hints of juicy fruits at the end.
The Wine Enthusiast

2012 La Dame de Malescot, Margaux
On Sale $29.99
The second wine of Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry, La Dame de Malescot boasts a dark ruby color with violet reflections. The indulgent bouquet is rich with fruity and spicy notes on a tobacco background. Fine plum and a touch of chocolate emerge on the palate. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, it is juicy, with good complexity and well-integrated tannins. This wine has strong ageing potential.
Importer’s Notes

2011 Les Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac, Bordeaux
On Sale $49.99
Juicy and concentrated, but approachable already, with layers of plum sauce, fig paste and steeped currant, studded with bittersweet cocoa, coffee and anise details. Offers a rounded, mouthfilling finish. Drink now through 2020.
90 Points, The Wine Spectator

2006 Chateau Villars, Fronsac, Bordeaux
On Sale $14.99
Solid, with a winey core of blackberry and red currant fruit laced with mulled spice, tobacco and black licorice. Long, grippy finish. Shows nice density for the vintage. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
89 Points, The Wine Spectator

2011 Chateau Le Doyenné Premieres, Cotes de Bordeaux
On Sale $14.99
This rounded, full wine is densely packed with fruit, but also tannins that add balance. Blackberry flavors come through the dry structure to give both richness and freshness. The aftertaste is ripe, juicy and delicious. Drink now, but best from 2015.
91 Points, The Wine Enthusiast

2013 Chateau Arnauds Cuvee des Capucins, Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux
On Sale $18.99
Vines with an average age of 30 years give this wine good intensity that balances the firm, dark tannins. It’s a powerful, concentrated Merlot-based wine, big and generous. Ripe plums and berries show strongly through the tannic structure.
91 Points, The Wine Enthusiast

2012 Chateau Cap de Mourlin, St. Emilion, Bordeaux
On Sale $32.99
Some pleasing ripe fruit with berries and plums and hints of wet earth. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and a long finish. Chalky finish.
89-90 Points, James Suckling

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