Somm’s Picks for October 2016

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Discover the deliciousness of an aged and well-kept wine with Chateau Duluc 2000.

Pick 1: Old World Wine Pickch-duluc-00

Ch Duluc 2000

Still dark, mineral driven Bordeaux with layers of cherries, dark fruit and hints of mushroom and tobacco. A mature wine that shows amazing youth from a spectacular vintage that’s practically impossible to find!

The 2000 vintage in St. Julien was the best vintage since 1990 until the historic 2009 and 2010 vintages.

 

Pick 2: Crowd Pleasing Winescadre-pinot

Cadre Pinot Noir 2013

Bright, smooth, pinot noir with loads of ripe dark cherries and black berries. This Pinot has the weight, elegance, and quality in a gorgeous package!

Despite being in the central coast, Edna Valley is California’s coolest AVA. The sun in central coast gives the pinots amazing fruit while the coolness prevents them from getting overripe.

 

Pick 3: The Great Onesmt-brave-cab

Mount Brave Cabernet 2012

Big muscular cab with dense dark fruit and underpinned with graphite minerality. This rare quality cab is a perfect candidate for cellaring or dinner!

The winemaker for Mount Brave, Chris Carpenter, is most famous for producing the Cardinale wines which perennially score 98-100 points.

– 94pts Tasting Panel –

 

Pick 4: Value Spotlightjadot-puilly-fuisse

Jadot Pouilly Fuisse 2014

An amazingly rich, fresh, and mineral Pouilly with hints of vanilla, apricot, and lemon zest. Jadot has out done themselves with a wine that drinks more like a Puligny Montrachet than a Pouilly Fuisse.

Despite being the birthplace of Pinot Noir, Burgundy actually produces more Chardonnay.

– 91pts Wine Spectator –

All of these wines were hand selected by our Somms Richard and Carlos Fonseca. For more information on any of these wines reach out to us on Facebook, or see us in the store.