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Red Wine: Great Wall Cabernet Sauvignon, China.

88 Points – $16

This dark red wine has the aromas of new oak, cassis and black fruits. A mouth of blackberry and currant and a tart finish. A wine to try from a new wine making area.  $16 (98 rmb)

Red Wine

Name: Great Wall 

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: China

Maker: China Great Wall Wine Co.

Price: $16

Alcohol: 12.5% 

Red Wine: Cornas Arenes Sauvages, 2003, Rhone, France.

88 Points – $15

Cornas is 100% syrah made from old vines on property in the northern Rhone Valley. It undergoes a long maceration and is fermented 18 months in oak. It is black in color with aromas of raspberries, fruit and oak. Smooth and well rounded mouth of fruit and cassis with a supple long peppery finish. Truely a good Cornas.  Would be great with meat or stronger cheeses.


Red Wine

Year: 2003

Name: Cornas Arenes Sauvages

Grape: Syrah

Region:  Rhone, France

Maker: Cave de Tain L’Hermitage

Price: $65

Alcohol: 14%