Jackson Estate, Cabernet Sauvgnon, Alexander Valley
Jean-Claude Boisset, Pinot Noir, Burgondy, France
Chateau Talbot, Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France 2005
Complex aromas of chocolate, currants, berries and sweet tobacco. Full body with fully integrated tannins that give a silky texture. Lovely tannins, fruit and acid balance.
Obould Coquard "Charmes-Chambertin" Grand Cru, Burgundy, France 2014
Smoky aromas and wood flavors are still dominant in this wine. It does have some concentration and red-berry fruits, although the structure and the tannins are still firm.
Chateau Branaire-Ducru, Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France 2009
Haute couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full.
Chateau Calon Segur, Saint-Estephe Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France 2003
Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice, with hints of tobacco and spice. Full-bodied, offering a lovely texture and refinement. Very long and beautiful, with tangy acidity and lively fruit. A rich, yet very balanced.
Chateau Cos D’estournel, Saint-Estephe Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France 2014
This big, smoky wine has great richness and a big, concentrated structure. The feel is dark, solid, based on spice, new wood and ripe black plums touched with red berries, the tannins sheltering beneath.
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France 1985
Fully mature in the color, texture, and nose. Forest floor, herbs, cherry, tobacco, and wet earth aromatics. Medium bodied, soft & silky with a bit of dust in the tannins, the wine ends with cocoa powder and cassis.
Mondavi-Rothschild “Opus One” Meritage, Napa Valley, California 2011
Fresh aromas of bright fruit, cassis, black tea and white pepper. Round tannins, creamy texture, fresh cherry, cranberry, and boysenberry with a touch of dark chocolate. Finish with a slight tannin at great balance.
Vall Llach “Mas De La Rosa” Vi De Finca Qualificada, Priorat, Catalonia, Spain 2011
Licorice, lemon peel, nutmeg, black cherry, requisite schist and smoke aromas set up a juicy, full-bodied, tannic palate with blackberry, mocha, cassis and mild herbal flavors.
Vega Sicilia “Unico” Cabernet Sauvignon-Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2007
Founded in the 1860s, this Cuvee is still made exactly like a half-century ago. Dark garnet color with hints of cherries, strawberries and tobacco. Velvety tannins and remarkable length