88 Points – $39
Translucent red with a tawny edge, this wine has aromas of cherries and toast with a mouth of smooth fruit, red jelly and a tart finish.
Name: Satenay Rouge
Grape: Petit Verdot
Region: Cote D’Or, France
Maker: Masion Louis Latour
90 Points – $39
This Bordeaux styled wine is a blend of wines that have been aged 16 months in French and American oak. Complex in smell this dark red wine exudes the aromas of blackberries, plums and spice. A full mouthful of dark spices, pepper, plum and oak finish in a long smooth fashion. An ageable wine from the small lots program. Very good stuff here.
Name: Sandhill 2005 Two
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 53%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 14%
Region: Okanagan, Canada
86 Points – $27
Medium in color and body, this wine has a tannic smell with notes of oak and currants. Acidic in taste with fruit and mocha overtones. Plush furry finish. Needs to mellow with decanting.
Name: Old River Road Ponderosa Vineyard
Grape: Pinot Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: California, U.S.A.
Maker: Old River Road Cellars
Medium color and body with a fruity smell and juicy berry flavor with soft tannins and spice. A good light wine that puns on Chateau Neuf but missing the Mouvedre.
Name: Chat en Ouef
Grape: Old vine Grenache, Syrah.
Region: Cotes de Ventoux, France