08 Nov Rhone/Lirac Tasting
Sunday, November 11
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
Sample two great Rhône wines this Sunday, including an old classic (Guigal) and a gorgeous Lirac (similar to a Cotes du Rhone Villages, but on steroids).
2016 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc
On Sale $14.99
Limpid straw-yellow. Fresh pear, orange and white flowers on the fragrant, incisive nose. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, offering focused citrus and orchard fruit and honeysuckle flavors and seamless texture. Closes on a minerally note, displaying very good clarity and spicy bite.
90 Points, Vinous
2016 Domaine de 3 Cellier Lirac Rouge “Le Sentier des Terroirs”
On Sale $16.99
Youthful violet color. Smoke-tinged black and blue fruit and licorice scents show good focus and a subtle hint of cracked pepper. Juicy and smooth in the mouth, offering fresh cherry and blueberry flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Shows good breadth and depth on the spicy finish and nicely persistent finish.