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LEVEL ONE RED NOTES

WINE COUNTRY CONNECTION WINE CLUB LEVEL ONE TASTING NOTES

NOVEMBER 2021 SHIPMENT

LEVEL (1) ALL RED

2018 COURTNEY BENHAM CALIFORNIA TERROIR CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Plenty of blackcurrants and red licorice on the nose with some tile and crushed stones. Full-bodied with medium chewy tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Very drinkable now, but better in a year or two. Screw cap.”
92 Points

2019 DOMAINE DES ROSIERS DUBOEUF “MOULIN A VENT” BEAUJOLAIS

Strawberry, pink grapefruit, pomegranate and hibiscus on the nose. Red tea and clove, too. It’s medium-bodied with round, sleek tannins and fresh acidity. Some mineral undertones on the finish. Drink or hold.”
93 Points

2016 SIMON DI BRAZZAN FRIULI CABERNET FRANC

The 2016 Simon di Brazzan Cabernet Franc is a rustic and spicy wine with cranberries, red cherries, wild strawberries, bay leaves, earth, leather, and crushed rocks. This wine is purely Italian with its spicy nuances and is a perfect patio-sipper. This wine represents what Cabernet Franc is capable of in the old-world with no oak influence, drinkable with or without food for the next four to five years.”
90 Points

2018 FRISSON TOUCHER VINEYARD PROPRIETARY

“The Frisson Proprietary Red Toucher Vineyard 2018 begins with sweet-spice aromas of cinnamon and cloves, leading into vanilla, cherry cola, cassis, black plums, and a savory tapenade. The wine is refreshingly balanced between the fruit and spice components on the palate, leading to a great complexity of flavors that continue to evolve until the finish. This wine is ready to drink now but will display more developed flavors and aromas after a few years.”
92 points

2018 SARACINA OLD SOUL MENDOCINO COUNTY PROPRIETARY RED

Based on Malbec, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah, the 2018 Old Soul Red By Saracina is another outstanding, sexy red from winemaker Alex MacGregor. Medium to full-bodied, it has lots of blue fruits, notes of peppery herbs and violets, and a balanced, delicious style. Enjoy bottles over the coming 2-4 years or so.”
91 Points
Tones of dark chocolate and rich black fruit give an intriguing personality to this full-bodied, moderately tannic wine. Cocoa notes melt on the palate as the flavors expand through a lingering finish.”
91 Points

2016 MARIMAR ESTATE METODO ANTIGUO PINOT NOIR  

The Marimar Estate Doña Margarita Vineyard Metodo Antiguo Pinot Noir 2016 has an intriguing nose which includes candied strawberries, cherry cola, dried mushrooms, baking spices, fresh thyme, and violets. On the palate, it has fresh mixed berries, saline with a unique savory note, and a clean, minerally component. The finish is balanced and bright, with elegance and finesse.
92 Points

 

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