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Wines of the Week!
2014 Chateau Les Millaux
This is estate-bottled, right bank, Merlot-based Bordeaux. What can you expect for $8.99? A lot more than you might imagine. Beautiful crimson in color, the nose transports you to France. The flavor lands you directly in the right bank of Bordeaux. Planted to the usual suspects (i.e. mostly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc), this smooth meritage offers up generous notes of cassis, dried currants, and sour cherry. Hints of smoking oak and cedar spice grace the nose and palate while notes of sweet vanilla and white pepper dominate the hearty finish.Amazing value.
2015 Les Hautes de Lagarde
There are aromas of white peach, lemon, honeysuckle and wet stone. On the palate the Sauvignon Blanc creates a dry, crisp start and finish. And inbetween? Melon, ripe pear accented by bright lemon and lime zest and just a hint of herbaceousness. The Semillon adds body, fruit and mouthfeel. This is a well-balanced white that pairs like most Bordeaux Blancs, with Crudite, oysters or salmon. 60/40 Sauvignon Blanc to Semillon
100% Certified Organic
2014 Chateau Fage Graves de Vayres
This Sauvignon has the same characterisitcs and can be compared to a top Graves Blanc for half the price! Pale gold and yellowish highlights lead to aromas of minerals and a touch of gun flint. The nose and palate work through a racy chorus of melon, citrus, and white peach, never leaving the minerality completely behind. The acidity is prominent and pleasant. With all the grapes coming from a small appellation on the edge of Pessac-Leognan, this is a strong yet surprisingly affordable example of traditional white Bordeaux, showing its terroir in all its glory.