From a 50-acre property owned by the Roux family of Saint-Aubin in Burgundy, this Chardonnay is obviously made by specialists in the art of vinifying this grape. It has tropical flavors, ripe and full-bodied, with some touches of vanilla. Drink now and over the next year.
From the property owned by the Burgundian Roux family, this wine shows a fine mix of elegance and style with some dark, ripe fruit flavors. It is certainly a cut above the normal vin de pays d’Oc Merlot, a structured, shapely wine. Not imported.
It’s difficult to tell which grape is giving the more exotic flavors to this wine. Both seem to contribute to the apricot and spice tastes, as well as the smooth, creamy texture. So the blend works, leaving a full-bodied, ripe wine that will work with spicy foods.
This wine comes from cool climate vineyards near the medieval city of Carcassonne, giving it a Bordeaux feel, with structured tannic fruit, some stalky blackcurrant flavors and a ribbon of wood that gives complexity.
From vineyards close to the Mediterranean, this crisply-made pure pink colored wine is full of red fruit and berry flavors, tempered with acidity, with dryness and with a hint of structure from the ripe Syrah grapes.
A sexy nose with nuances of mineral, pear and apricot cut by high floral tones leads to a crisp, more straightforward palate with a lush texture. Moderate acidity makes it a good choice for consuming without food. A dollar or two more than its competitors and worth every penny.
Here's a delicious, lush Cab with intense candied black fruit notes along with hints of carnation, mocha, bay leaves and spice. The tannins are ample but balanced, producing a crushed velvet texture to the palate. The finish is long and robust, veering from ripe black berries to coffee granules.
Baked red apple, soft peach and a touch of whole vanilla bean fill the bouquet, while notes of clementine rind and soft wood develop in the mouth. Round but not fat with medium acid and a solid finish. Drink now.