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LEVEL TWO RED NOTES

WINE COUNTRY CONNECTION WINE CLUB LEVEL TASTING NOTES

APRIL 2021 SHIPMENT

LEVEL (2) ALL RED

2018 COURTNEY BENHAM RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The blue fruit, fresh flowers, sandalwood and dust are so beautiful in this. Full body, firm and polished tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Really linear and tight. Persistent finish…
94 Points

 

2016 KORBIN KAMERON MOON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“The Korbin Kameron Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 begins with a richly concentrated nose of red currants, gentle spice, light florals, and hints of vanilla. The color is a vibrant purple that showcases the focused, linear palate, highlighting the black currants, muddled blackberries, crushed slate, fresh sage, and forest floor. This wine is bright and fresh on the palate, with focused red and black fruits that lead to a long, concentrated finish. This wine is drinking beautifully now but will age for another decade.”
94 Points

2017 TEN ACRE SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR

“A blend of fruit from Three Perch and Jenkins vineyards. Moderate garnet color in the glass. Very appealing aromas of darker red and purple fruits with hints of spice and white pepper. More concentrated than the Russian River Valley bottling, featuring a mid weight array of blue and purple fruits along with a touch of oak and licorice. Nicely integrated tannins and some finishing persistence.” 90 Points
“Embodying the character and quality of the three vineyards it comes from, this dynamic Pinot Noir combines luxurious fruit with layered complexity. On the nose, aromas of plum, black cherry, rhubarb and sweet baking spices mingle with sophisticated hints of sage, graphite and crunchy fall leaves. The red and black fruits is echoed on the palate, where lively underling acidity frames the blackberry, cherry and pomegranate flavors, while drawing the wine to a long, bright finish.”

 

2017 BLACK KITE SOBERANES VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

“Dark aromas of roasted plum, loamy earth, crushed rocks and a hint of shiitake mushroom show on the nose of this bottling. The palate is loaded with earthy flavors of rock and mushroom, set against a backdrop of boysenberry and wild herbs.”
92 Points
“Shimmering magenta. Deep-pitched red and blue fruit aromas pick up hints of vanilla and exotic spices with air. Fleshy and subtly chewy on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that become livelier through the midpalate. Closes long and spicy, with a repeating vanilla note and steadily building tannins…”
92 Points
“Our 2017 Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir is a deeply expressive wine that opens with beguiling bottle brush and sweet tea aromas that give way to a complex core of black fruit, cassis and clove. The rich, round mouthfeel is met with just enough tannic traction to sustain the compelling fruit intensity throughout the long finish. Enjoy upon release or cellar for up to 4-6 years.” 199 Cases Produced

2017 LA FERME DU MONT CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE VENDANGE

“The 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vendange has a concentrated, medium to full-bodied style as well as some exotic, sappy herbs, and spring flower aromas and flavors. Leading with more dark fruit, it gains depth and richness with time in the glass and will certainly be an outstanding wine.”
91-93 Points
“Tasted blind. Reductive nose, petillant palate and while the red fruit is very attractive and ripe, the balance is still raw. The purity and persistence of that gorgeous red fruit indicates great quality here, so there should be lots more to come.”
17+/20

2016 FRANCO SERRA BAROLO

“Aromas of plums, cherries and ash with hints of tea and toffee follow through to a full body with layered, chewy tannins and lots of chocolate and walnuts at the finish. Needs a number of years to soften and come together, but I am impressed. Try after 2022.” 94 Points

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