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LEVEL ONE RED NOTES

WINE COUNTRY CONNECTION WINE CLUB LEVEL ONE TASTING NOTES

APRIL 2022 SHIPMENT

LEVEL (1) ALL RED

2018 TY CATON UPPER BENCH MOON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT MERLOT

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The 2018 Ty Caton Upper Bench Merlot from the Caton Vineyard in the Moon Mountain District is a divine example of intense and complex mountain fruit with aromas of mocha, roasted coffee beans, red plums, black currants, brown sugar, and truffles. On the palate, the wine is velvety smooth with flavors of blackberries, dark chocolate, and salted caramel. This wine’s structure and fruit concentration will allow for further development in the cellar but also a smooth rendezvous when patience is not a virtue.”
93 Points

2017 FLIGHT AND FEATHERS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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The 2017 Flight and Feathers Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas reminiscent of your grandmother’s kitchen with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla complemented with red plums, cherries, Marionberry pie, with an earthy dustiness. The palate continues in a similar style with bright, juicy cherries, plums, cassis, sweet baking spices, and baker’s chocolate. This wine is a lovely accompaniment from charcuterie boards to grilled meats, with its essences of elegant fruit complemented by spice and silky smooth tannins.”
91 Points

2016 CHÂTEAU LABADIE MEDOC  

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“This rich wine has powerful tannins as well as attractive black-currant fruits. It is both generous and well structured, coming from 20-year-old vines. Drink this dense wine that’s full of potential from 2023.”
91 Points, Editors’ Choice
This has a bright, ripe and juicy edge of ripe red berries that deliver attractive, sweet fruit on the palate. Good depth and detail here. A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Drink in the next six to eight years.”
90 Points

2015 CLARA MARCELLI PICENO SUPERIORE ROSSO

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“Dark ruby red, nose delicate with hints of red berry fruit with mineral notes. Soft tannins on the palate with crisp acidity and balanced. The finish is elegant, pleasant, very long in the mouth.”

2020 BODEGAS PINEA “12” by PINEA RIBERA del DUERO

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“The Bodegas Pinea “12” Ribera del Duero 2020 is an unbelievably powerful value that delivers concentration and complexity at a meager price. It begins with an intense nose of red and black fruits, dried tea leaves, subtle earth, and baking spices. The palate is juicy and rich, with balanced, ripe flavors, depth, and complexity. It is nearly impossible to find a wine that delivers so much for such a low price.”
94 Points

2020 BLACK PINE SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR

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The Black Pine Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2020 opens with red cherries, cola, nutmeg, dried oregano, forest floor, and coffee. The palate is enhanced with deeper fruit flavors of black raspberries, pomegranate, and berry bramble with accents of mushrooms and cocoa powder. This medium-bodied wine is refreshingly easy to drink, with or without food, and a pleasure to enjoy on any occasion.”
92 Points

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