Our tasting event this Saturday will cover light to medium bodied wines that serve well with many foods, and serve especially well while accompanying the racers of the Tour de France. The wines perform well on their own but shine when served with your favorite television snacks. Consider planning ahead for the finale on the Champs-Élysées where the Champagne corks begin popping.
2016 Chateau Fage Graves de Vayres, Bordeaux
List price 15.00; our price 11.99
This delicious dry white Bordeaux, made mostly of Sauvignon Blanc with some Semillon, comes from a small property in the Entre Deux Mers, very close to St Emilion. It is comparable to White Bordeaux at two or even three times the cost. A good example of what lower-end white Bordeaux can be: earthy and lively. Besides being a pleasure to sip on its own, it goes well with a wide variety of food. It is outstanding for the price and shows a soft apple and citrus nose with hints of flowers. The apple quality continues to the slightly acidic finish showing hints of vanilla along the way.
2016 Prosper Malfoux Chardonnay, Bourgogne
List price 20.00; our price 17.99
Oenologist Nadine Gublin, oversees the production of the house Prosper Maufoux in the village of Santenay. Gublin was the first female winemaker of the year named by France's leading wine magazine, La Revue du Vin de France. Her White Burgundy is gold in color with silver grey highlights. It is a charming wine with lemon notes accompanying a soft vanilla accent within the pleasant mouthfeel.
2016 Sables d’Azur Rosé Côtes de Provence
List price 15.00; our price 12.95
Sables d'Azur blends the best selection of rosé wines from the interior Valley of Provence and Sainte Victoire Terroir. These Cotes de Provence vineyards benefit fully from the Mediterranean climate: mild winters, early spring and moderate summers, when the sun's continuous and beneficial rays ensure the vines produce fully mature grapes, oozing ripe juice. It is a dry fresh and clean rosé wine, with crispy acidity.
2015 Chateau des Séraphin, Côtes du Rhône
List price 12.00; our price 9.99
This is an excellent value, easy-drinking Côtes du Rhône, that is not particularly intense but is harmonious from start to finish. It has an herbaceous quality along with black cherry and plum fruit, while the texture is silky dry and earthy. The tannins add a bit of weight. It is hard to find wines in this style under $10.00.
2016 Raffault Chinon, Les Galuches, Loire
List price 18.00; our price 15.99
The Galuches is an ancient riverbed of the Loire. The name of parcel derives from the presence of gravel. According to the records from the era, vines were already well established in this sector by the 1830s. The Cabernet Franc ripens very well in the Domaine’s 10 hectare holding on a sand and gravel soil. The Galuches is always among the first site to be picked because the soil warms up quickly and drains very well. The wine is very aromatic and is noted for its bouquet of violets, followed by lush and supple dark berry/cherry fruit.
2014 Chateau Saint Ahon Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux
List price 29.00; our price 25.99
This is a structured, dense wine produced in the southern Haut-Médoc, close to Bordeaux. It is packed with dry tannins that give an austere character. The weight hints at the black-currant fruit to come. Age it through 2022.
The blend here is Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petite Verdot (5%).
$10.00 per customer
$5.00 will be credited towards purchase of wines being tasted
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