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LEVEL THREE MIX NOTES

WINE COUNTRY CONNECTION WINE CLUB LEVEL TASTING NOTES

NOVEMBER 2021 SHIPMENT

LEVEL (3) MIX

2017 RAOUL GAUTHERIN GRAND CRU CHABLIS LES CLOS

“The 2017 Raoul Gautherin & Fils Grand Cru Chablis Les Clos has an exquisite nose with aromas of honeysuckle, white blossoms, green apples, white peaches, and brioche. The flavors on the palate are reminiscent of a butter pecan ice cream, coating the palate in a creamy mouthfeel but finishing on a crisp note with the wine’s natural acidity. This wine can be enjoyed now but will really shine after laying down in the cellar for a few more years.”
93 Points

 

2019 MORLET LE PETITS MORLET SAUVIGNON BLANC 

“From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “This is Morlet’s “second” Sauvignon Blanc label, produced from the barrels that didn’t make the cut for the final blend of La Proportion Doree. It is mainly Sauvignon Blanc (85%) from the same vineyard as La Proportion Doree with a little Semillon (15%). A barrel sample, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Les Petits Morlet races out of the glass, delivering bold scents of Bosc pears, lime cordial and fresh grapefruit with hints of orange peel and wet pebbles. The medium to full-bodied palate has intense citrus flavors with a lively line and pleasant oiliness to the texture, finishing chalky. 350 cases are due to be made.” 91-93 Points

 

2019 KOSTA BROWNE “ONE SIXTEEN” CHARDONNAY

A beautiful Chardonnay, the 2019 Chardonnay One Sixteen reveals a medium gold hue as well as a crisp, vibrant nose of honeyed lemon and orchard fruits intermixed with toasted brioche, honeysuckle, white flowers, and a touch of toasted almonds. These all carry over to the palate, where the wine is medium-bodied, has bright yet integrated acidity, and a clean, incredibly classy, lengthy finish. Give bottles a year or three and enjoy over the following decade.”
96 Points

2018 DOMAINE SERENE EVENSTAD RESERVE PINOT NOIR

A ripe, spicy and glossy nose with biscuity aromas, as well as very vivid red and dark-cherry notes. The palate has a very plush and elegant feel with silky tannins that unfurl with rich, spiced red-fruit flavors. Holds fresh and precise. Drink or hold.”
95 Points

2016 VINE CLIFF OAKVILLE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 

The Vine Cliff Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 begins with a vibrant nose of red currants, fresh-cut violets, pipe tobacco, and delicate vanilla. These aromas continue on the focused palate, with penetrating tart & sweet black plums and muddled mountain blackberries, combined with velvety tannins and a very long, intense finish. This delicious wine drinks beautifully now but still shows loads of youthful exuberance, promising more than another decade of prime drinking.”
96 Points

2016 BLANKIET PRINCE OF HEARTS PROPRIETARY RED

Lastly, the 2016 Prince of Hearts Red is based on 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Petit Verdot, all aged 18 months in 50% new French oak. It’s another seamless, elegant wine from the estate that has remarkable complexity in its sandalwood, spice box, chocolate, and cassis and blueberry-like fruits. Hitting the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless texture, and ultra-fine tannins, it can be drunk today or cellared for 15+ years. It’s another beautiful wine from this team that has both power and finesse.
96 Points

 

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