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Red Wine: Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, California

88 Points – $16

Dark red with a nose of coffee and blackberry. Mouthful of roasted espresso bean, chocolate, caramel and blackberry.

Hot toasted oak finish. Good Cabernet but young. Could age. I decanted this and it was much better 6 to 24 hours later.

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: California

Maker: Carnivor Wines

Alcohol: 14%

Red Wine: Banfi – ASKA Bolgheri Rosso 2012, Tuscany, Italy

Banfi Wines ASKA 2012

93 Points

Dark ruby red in color with violet hue. Nose of wood, coffee and spice.  Powerful structure with a mouth of blackcurrant, jam, prune and a long licorice finish.  Great for game, red meat and strong cheese.

Did you know:  The name ASKA was the Etruscan word for a vessel, and was used for things such as wine or oils.

Banfi Wines ASKA

Banfi Wines ASKA with cigars

Name: ASKA Bolgheri Rosso

Grape: Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc.

Alcohol: 14%

Price: $26

Region: Bolgheri, Tuscany

Bolgheri Region
Bolgheri Region – Map Source

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Official Tech Card of ASKA


Red Wine: Beringer Knights Valley Meritage, 2008, California.

90 Points – $40

A full nose of earth, stone, mushroom and oak. A plush mouthful of blackberry, coffee, cherry and earth with a nice tart finish. Good meritage.

Red Wine

Name: Beringer Knights Valley Meritage

Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec

Region: California, USA

Maker: Beringer Vineyards

Price: $40

Alcohol: 14.2%

Red Wine: Chateau de la Gardin – Chateau Neuf du Pape, 2004, France.

91-93 Points – $14

This vineyard has been active in making wine since the 1300’s. Dark red in color with a nose of licorice, tar, plums and dark cherry. A plump full mouth of licorice, spice, coffee and chocolate. Best to decant as this wine had lots of sediment. Good for aging. Very nice. 91 to 93 pts depending on the year.

Red Wine

Name: Chateau de la Gardine 2004 Chateau Neuf du Pape

Grape: Grenache, Mourvedre, and others

Region: France

Maker: Chateau de la Gardine

Price: $40

Alcohol: 14%