LEVEL ONE RED NOTES

WINE COUNTRY CONNECTION WINE CLUB LEVEL ONE TASTING NOTES

NOVEMBER 2022 SHIPMENT

LEVEL (1) ALL RED

2019 MATIAS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

 

Rich boysenberry, opulent black plum, dark chocolate, and crushed granite combine with purple flowers and hints of vanilla spice. The satiny tannins and supple mouthfeel help make this an extraordinary value. It is rare to find a wine of this quality at this price.”

92 Points

2018 RITUAL CASABLANCA VALLEY PINOT NOIR

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Nuanced fragrance, full of racy raspberries, mossy berries, forest floor and spices. Elegant, but deep. Smooth, round and subtle on the palate. So much poise, showcasing fine, pinot character. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold.”
93 Points
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Expressive nose of ripe plums, strawberry, smoke, malt and hints of mint and sweet spices. Beautifully made with fine firm tannins and a layered finish.”

91 Points

2018 MAROON SINGLE VINEYARD RESERVE NAPA VALLEY MERLOT

The Maroon 2018 Reserve Merlot opens with elegant notes of violets, red plum, clove, pomegranate, and wet rock minerality. The wine is silky smooth on the palate, with soft tannins and flavors of raspberry, bing cherry, and baking spices that coat the mouth and contribute to a pleasant finish. This wine is easily approachable and delightful to drink now, yet it still has the components necessary for further aging if desired.”
95 Points

2019 ROCKY POND PROPRIETARY ROCK DOUBLE D VINEYARD COLUMBIA VALLEY RED BLEND

Rocky Pond’s 2019 Proprietary Rock Double D Vineyard Red is a voluptuous burst of ripe fruit aromas of red plums, black currants, and blueberries, accented by savory spices, black pepper, and dried oregano. The palate is rich with black plums and cherries with smoked meat, savory spice, and a hint of black pepper. On the palate, the wine fills the mouth with intense flavors that transform into an elongated, cheerful finish.”
92 Points

 

2018 SCARPA ‘CASASCARPA’ BARBERA D’ASTI

“The 2018 Scarpa “CasaScarpa” Barbera d’Asti begins with aromas of fresh lavender, dried thyme, cranberry, red cherry, earth spice, and smoke. On the palate, the wine has a bright acidity that highlights plum and strawberry fruit flavors with a hint of nutmeg. This wine pairs incredibly well with a patio and is an excellent option for the summer with its elegant body and fruit purity.”
93 Points

2016 BODEGAS MANZANOS VOCHE RIOJA RESERVA

Violet-red to the eye, this wine has a bouquet of cassis, saddle leather and clove. It feels good in the mouth, offering flavors of blackberry, strawberry, chocolate-covered coffee bean and vanilla. Satin tannins dissolve into a soft rose-petal finish.”
93 Points
Sweet oak, vanilla, cherry and bitter almond flavors converge in this muscular, balanced red. The oak still needs time to integrate, with ample fruit to offset it. The finish is long and compact. Tempranillo and Graciano. Best from 2024 through 2033. 700 cases made, 350 cases imported.”
93 Points
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