Back by Popular Demand 94 POINT DOMAINE LAFAGE BASTIDE MIRAFLORS, AND Rutherford Ranch 2018 Napa Sauvignon Blanc – A PAIR OF OLD WORLD STYLE WINES OF THE WEEK
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Winemakers Notes: A custom cuvée for European Cellars and a joint project between Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Bastide Miraflors is a cuvée created from Grenache grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of the Rhône Valley combined with Syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury.
94 Point Jeb Dunnuck: The 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors is, I suspect, the finest vintage for this cuvée to date (it’s in the same league as the off-the-charts 2015). A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache from Lesquerde and Saint Martin de Fenouillet, aged all in older barrels and concrete tanks, it boasts rockstar notes of ripe blackberry fruits, spice, dried garrigue, and hints of chocolate.
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Winemakers Notes: Aromas of fresh citrus, guava and passionfruit. Delightful flavors of key lime and grapefruit, with a round texture and a refreshingly crisp finish.
90 Point Wilfred Wong: The 2018 Rutherford Ranch Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent example of why food lovers prefer this grape variety over Chardonnay. This wine is nicely framed on the palate, with an excellent crisp touch in the finish.
On Sale Thru 08/28: $15.49