A blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged in French and American oak. Dark red with a nose of red fruit, chocolate and lavender. Flavors of strawberries and licorice. Flavor fades to asphalt and tannin too quickly in finish. – 14% alcohol
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.
Name: ASKA Bolgheri Rosso
Grape: Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc.
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.
Name: Chateau de la Gardine 2004 Chateau Neuf du Pape
One of the best finds of the year! Named after Richard Tarlton who was a court jester to Queen Elizabeth1. Dark black in color with a nose of mocha, fruit, euculyptis and leather. A great mouthful of dark fruit, jam, mocha and licorice with a solid peppery spice finish. A great wine at any price and at this price an outstanding buy!
Mainly Negrette – a 12th century grape exclusive to the region north of Toulouse. Dark black in color with a nose of blackcurrant and leather. Flavors of blackcurrant, blueberries and licorice. The 2002 vintage is well aged with a smooth finish.
Grape: Negrette, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Maker: Chateau Bellevue La Foret
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