96 Points – $92
Dark ruby red in color with a great nose of plum, tar, earth and dark fruit. A full mouth of spices, plums and cherries with a long balanced peppery finish. Truly a great wine. The only Chateau Neuf still made from all 13 variatals allowed. Number 8 of 2008.
Name: Chateau de Beaucastel
Grape: 13 varieties including mourvedre, grenache, sinsaut and others
Maker: Chateau de Beaucastel
88 Points – $25
This very popular and well liked white is produced from the Caymus wine group. Clear crisp yellow in color with a floral nose of apricot, melon, green apple and honeysuckle. A mouth of melon,honeydew, pear and vanilla. A great wine for those that like melon. (Melon is not my cup of tea) But, well liked by many.
Grape: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurtraminer, Chardonnay
Region: California, USA
Maker: Conundrum Wines