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LEVEL TWO MIX NOTES

WINE COUNTRY CONNECTION WINE CLUB LEVEL TWO MIX TASTING NOTES

APRIL 2022 SHIPMENT

LEVEL (2) MIX

2019 BAXTER OPPENLANDER VINEYARD CHARDONNAY

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The 2019 Baxter Oppenlander Chardonnay has an alluring nose opening with chamomile, orange zest, green apple, Meyer lemon, brioche, vanilla ice cream, and crushed rocks. The aromas transfer to the palate with the added complexity of white peach, apricot, and nectarine with a hint of freshly baked brioche. The bright acidity complements the zesty minerality and crisp fruit flavors that portray elegance in a glass and varietal purity.”
94 Points
2019 MORLET LES PETITS SAUVIGNON BLANC
The entry-level Sauvignon Blanc from this family, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Les Petits Morlet reveals a vivid gold hue and textbook, crisp yet also rich aromas and flavors of buttered lemons, hazelnuts, chalky minerality, honeysuckle, and white flowers. With bright, almost racy acidity, beautiful depth of fruit, and medium-bodied richness, this has some solid heft and richness and will shine on the dinner table. It’s a brilliant Sauvignon to enjoy over the coming 2-4 years.”
93 Points
2020 KINDRED SANGIACOMO VINEYARD SONOMA COAST ROSÉ
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“The 2020 Kindred Rosé is like a flower just before bloom, with each petal adding an additional layer of complexity. The wine opens with aromas of orange blossoms, rose petals, strawberry yogurt, raspberries, white peaches, and seashells. The palate brings additional fruit flavors such as ripe cranberries, watermelon, and nectarines that add to the repertoire of diversity and accent the medium to full-bodied rosé in all the right places.”
95 Points

Gold Medal Winner – AFW International Rosé Competition

2018 MACAULEY VINEYARD OLD VINE NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL

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Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered strawberries, raspberry tart with dark chocolate ganache, black plum, underbrush, and hints of tobacco with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and an effortless, appealing, medium-long finish with moderate oak flavor. A big and chocolatey Zinfandel that delights.”
91 Points, Gold Medal “Exceptional” 

2019 DOMAINE ARMELLE ET BERNARD RION LA CROIX BLANCHE BOURGOGNE ROUGE

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“The 2019 Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion Bourgogne La Croix Blanche Vieilles Vignes 2019 begins with a gorgeous nose of bright red cherries, fresh red currants, dried wild mushrooms, white pepper, and light florals. The palate has concentrated, penetrating red fruits combined with a slightly savory earthy complexity, made in a focused, linear style that is perfectly balanced. My first thought when I tasted it was what an incredible find this is, and I can’t remember tasting a red burgundy this great at this low price.”
94 Points

2019 HOURGLASS “HG III” NAPA VALLEY PROPRIETARY RED

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Continuing along the path of producing a wine that is both powerful and supple at release, Hourglass’s HG III Proprietary Red 2019 is another gorgeous interpretation of the Estate, masterfully assembled into a beautiful blend. This luscious, sultry offering begins with a brooding nose of briary blackberries, cocoa nibs, Marionberries, iron, cold smoked meat, bouquet garni, white pepper, vanilla, and delicate flowers. The rich, opulent palate is focused and intense with ripe blackberries, dark chocolate, clove spice, and Burgundy plums. The finish is deep, balanced, long, and amazingly integrated, combining slightly chalky tannins that, while noticeable, in no way hinders early enjoyment. This stunner will drink beautifully over the next decade or more.”
94 Points

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