La Source du Clos Cotes du Rhone – 2011

La Source du Clos 2011A beautifully crafted red Rhone blend consisting of 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache.

This wine is purple red in color and has a black cherry fragrance. Lush berry fruit flavor with good minerality, medium tannins and hints of oak and licorice. A smooth wine with a dry finish.

This wine is produced from old vines and is labeled “Reserve”.

Produced and bottled by Earl Jean Barnier, Sarrians, France.

Imported by: Luxe Vintages, Boca Raton FL.

Alc. 14%

$15

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Cousino-Macul Finis Terrae 2009

Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2009A red Bordeaux-style blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (25%) and Syrah (5%).

The Finis Terrae blend is aged for 14 months in French oak and bottled unfiltered. Dark red in color, with a good amount of dark berry fruit with hints of pepper and spice. Medium-body red blend with fairly heavy tannins, but finishes smoothly. The wine received 90 points from The Wine Advocate.

Vinted & bottled by Vina Cousino Macul S.A., Maipo Valley, Chile.

U.S. Importer: Winebow Inc., NY, NY.

Alc. 14%

$15

 

 

 

 

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Nandu Malbec 2010

Nandu Malbec 2010This Malbec from the Mendoza region in Argentina is proof that you can find interesting and delicious Malbecs.

Unlike so many Malbecs from Argentina, which are often too thick on the tongue with high alcohol levels, the Nandu Malbec 2010 is very balanced with beautifully layered cherry fruits, combined with a nice level of acidity. Smooth tannins and a nice dry finish.

This Malbec will go well with food, but also with some aged cheeses.

This wine is a project of famous Napa valley winemaker Bernard Portet, who successfully captured the unique character of the Mendoza terroir in this delicious wine. His daughter Nathalie provided the artwork of the flightless bird, Nandu, which is native to Southern Argentina.

Produced and bottled by Bodega No. B-71607, Guaymallen, Mendoza, Argentina.

Imported by Polaris Wines, Napa, CA.

Alc. 13.9%

$15

 

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