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Currently Featured Wines from France
Chateau Bel Air Bordeaux 2009 14.99/750 ml.
Tasting notes: "The Chateau Bel Air 2009 is a skilfully made claret and the 2009 is a good vintage. It has notes of blackberry, blueberry, and oak with a hint of cherry and vanilla. It is a fruit forward, supple wine that is perfectly counterbalanced by a good tannic structure and an elegant finish. This wine will be great with beef wellington, casseroles, steak and kidney pudding, roast duck and even lightly spiced, rich oriental dishes."
Domaine Du Bouscat Caduce 2009 14.99/750 ml.
Wine Advocate/Parker rating 87. James Suckling rating 91 points. "The 2009 Caduce (70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Malbec) exhibits loads of black cherries, licorice, forest floor and earth. It is a sexy, lush, medium-bodied, silky-textured wine that finished at 14.9% natural alcohol. - The Wine Advocate" "Wonderful nose of blueberries with lemon rind and black cherries. Full to medium body, with bright acidity and fine tannins. Hints of milk chocolate and spices underneath it all. - James Suckling.
Cuvee Prestige Vacqueyras 2010 18.99/750 ml.
Wine Spectator 91 points. Tasting notes: "A blend of 70% Grenache 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. A subtle understated style with dark bitter cherry black tea and iron notes all wound around a core of mulled plum fruit. Shows a silky texture and long finish."
Domaine St. Anne Picpoul De Pinet 2011 11.99/750 ml.
Tasting notes: "Bright and fresh. Aromas of flowers, citrus fruits, aniseed and fennel. The flavors are sharp and clean with nuances of melons and peaches with a back end of minerality. A wonderful wine to have as an aperitif with cold seafood salads, California rolls or soft, runny cheeses and can be enjoyed with lighter dishes as well." Here's how Sally Easton (Master of Wine, Winewisdom.com) says it: "Picpoul de Pinet is one of those French wine appellations, and grape varieties, once discovered, long-loved. For a grape variety grown in the warm, sunny Mediterranean, inland from Sete, it has remarkable freshness and citrus-vivacity."