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LEVEL THREE RED NOTES

WINE COUNTRY CONNECTION WINE CLUB LEVEL THREE RED TASTING NOTES

NOVEMBER 2021 SHIPMENT

LEVEL (3) ALL RED

2015 DYER DIAMOND MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Translucent and super-expressive, Dyer’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is magnificent. Sweet plum, graphite, lavender and spice develop in the glass, but it is the wine’s exceptional balance and captivating beauty that stand out most. The richness of the vintage has filled out the wine’s classically built frame nicely. Even so, what comes through is a powerful, structured Diamond Mountain Cabernet that exudes class and polish from the first taste to the last. Don’t miss it.”

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

2014 COURTESAN BLUE MASK OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“You know the sensation you get when you drink something so delicious that you can’t even stop yourself from saying “mmm” after each sip? Yep, that’s what we have here. Beginning with enticing aromas of violets, lavender, ripe black fruits, and graphite, this full-bodied, voluptuous wine wraps your tongue in a Cashmere sweater of velvety tannins with flavors of blueberries, black plums, black currants, English Breakfast tea, and dark chocolate. Mmm.”
98 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

2017 DOMAINE SERENE EVENSTAD RESERVE PINOT NOIR

So much spice is the first impression here, this blended expression is well established as a powerful and complex style of pinot. Fresh red-cherry, potpourri, orange-peel, dried-flower, pomegranate and red and dark-cherry aromas, to name a few. The palate has such concentrated and layered style with dense red-cherry, blueberry and black-cherry flavors, delivered in a seamless build that holds so long. Impressive quality here. Drink or hold.”
96 Points

2018 CASTALIA “ROCHIOLI VINEYARD” PINOT NOIR

“The Castalia Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 explodes from the glass with a powerful nose of sweet red cherries, deep black plums, strawberry preserves, exotic cola bean, herbs de Provence, white pepper, and dried rose petals. It’s one of those wines that grabs you from the first whiff and won’t let you go. A gorgeous palate follows with concentrated wild berries, bright red currants, rich cherries, kitchen spices, black tea, and hints of Kalamata olives. It is a very complex, dynamic wine that is exceptionally concentrated, delightfully long, and a thrill to enjoy.”
96 points

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