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Vinum Chenin Blanc 2014

This crisp white wine has a crystal pale yellow hue. The aromas are brilliant and intense with tropical and citrus zest with linalool and ripe pineapple notes. This wine evolves into a crisp melange of refreshing fruit from honeydew to citron lemon, ripe kiwi and tart pippin apples. The wine finishes juicy while remaining appropriately acidic and dry with sweet green apple and mango nectar flavors.


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Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Grand Cru 2011

Utterly glowing notes of pear already point towards richness. Notes of smoke and nuttiness prevent them from appearing facile. The palate rings with the same fruity glow and introduces soft, pliable sweetness. Earthy elements echo here and there from the concentrated, focused palate. This certainly leaves a mark and finishes almost dry.

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Delas Crozes Hermitage Les Launes 2015

The color is a deep garnet red. The nose is essentially fruity, with strong aromas of cassis and plums, a touch of violets. This is an ample, well-rounded wine that has sufficient tannins for ageing capacity. Around 30% of the wine is aged in barrels, which gives a touch of oak to the final blend. The rest stays in tanks to preserve the full fruit aromas. These wines are racked regularly to provide them with natural stabilization. Les Launes is then bottled, after blending and gentle filtering.

 


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Penner Ash Pinot Noir 2014

A perfumed nose showcases strawberry, anise and tea spice aromatics. Experience ripe, fresh raspberry, red plums and strawberry compote with a hint of subtle cedar. The fine texture and silky tannins enhance the vanilla, brown sugar, and leather notes on the finish.


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Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz Cabernet 2014

The wine has a dark red hue with a spicy plum character which is complexed by an iodine like character. Plum and black currant fruit characters are balanced by spicy, chocolates and oak characters. The wine has soft tannins which provide structure to the wine. The wine finishes with a creamy character and lingers for a long time.


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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2015

The Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas displays a deep ruby color with enticing aromas of gingerbread, blackberry, and white pepper. The palate offers ample freshness, sweet tannins, and a full bodied, lingering texture.


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Ousterhout Zinfandel, Nance’s Vineyard, Alexander Valley 2012

94 points, Wine & Spirits Magazine 
This wine was selected as a “Year’s Best Zinfandel” in the October 2015 issue. This Zinfandel was the highest rated Sonoma Zinfandel on the list. It was also one of the most affordable Sonoma wines.


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Terra Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot 2014

The color is a deep inky purple. The nose is a complex mixture of lifted berry fruit, pencil shavings/chocolate oak and ripe plums, with a floral lift from the Petit Verdot component. The palate is medium to full bodied. Due to the complexity of the blend, the palate starts with sweet plums and spice and then turns to blackcurrants and liquorice with dark chocolate interwoven throughout the mouth. Soft and sweet tannins then follow on with some great sweet fruit.