90 Point Rose & Sonoma Cab-Jack Tipple’s Weekly Wine Picks 11/7/18-11/14/18
Jack’s Picks of the Week: 11/7/2018-11/14/2018
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Winemaker’s Notes: A bright and shiny pink rose with hints of rose gold in the glass. Fresh and youthful aromas of wild strawberry, white blossoms and raspberry with hints of white pepper from the Syrah grape. Juicy and well-structured on the palate, this dry rose offers tart cherry and floral notes with minerality and some spice on the finish.
The Ultimate Provence vineyard spans 100 acres around the town of La Garde Freinet, at the northern foot of Notre Dame des Anges chapel. Set in wild countryside and bordered by a vast evergreen oak forest, the vineyard is characterised by shallow soil, laid on a waterproof subsoil sandstone slab. This excellent terroir is nourished with a natural compost of oak leaves and vine stalks. The plots are marked out with grassy areas. Blend: 45% Grenache Noir, 35% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 5% Rolle
90 Points Vinous: Extremely pale, vivid pink. Bright, racy and focused on the nose, displaying fresh red berry and orange zest scents and a suave floral overtone. Dry and light on its feet, offering tangy redcurrant and strawberry flavors and a tangerine quality that builds as the wine opens up. Shows strong, minerally cut on the finish, which lingers with strong, floral-driven tenacity.
On Sale Thru 11/14: $13.99
Winemaker’s Notes: Displaying the lushness and balance that define great Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, this inviting wine features layers of blackberry and black cherry, along with notes of mocha, star anise, and spearmint. On the palate, the juicy, bright fruit flavors are framed by rich, refined tannins that carry the wine to a satisfying finish. Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot, 1% Petit Sirah, 1% Cabernet Franc
On Sale Thru 11/14: $20.99