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A Bordeaux Blend from South Africa Tasting: Babylonstoren Babel

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Babylonstoren Babel 2013 The 2013 Babel Bordeaux-style Red is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 17% Malbec, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Shiraz and 10 % Petit Verdot. The wines were made separately and were then aged in French Oak barrels. The wine is a fusion of red berries and chocolate rounded off with a hint of spice. Read More »

Austrian Wine Tasting: Umathum Zweigelt, Rosi Schuster Sankt Laurent and Zahel Orange T Orangetraube

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Umathum Zweigelt 2011 2011 turned out to be an excellent year for this bold, spicy wine from Austria’s Burgenland region. Topping off at only 12.8% alcohol, this particular Zweigelt is born with approachability in mind, resembling a fine Crozes-Hermitage Syrah. Notes from the winemaker: “Grown in mineral rich, stony soil in the country surrounding the village of Frauenkirchen, a very ... Read More »

Chateau Cantemerle: Great Value in the Haut Medoc

Chateau Cantemerle

Considered one of the loveliest estates in Bordeaux, Fifth Growth Chateau Cantemerle provides amazing quality wines from the Haut Medoc. Once a Middle Age English Fortification, winemaking on this property dates to the 16th Century. In fact, written record shows us that the Lord of Cantemerle used a barrel of wine produced on the estate to pay his taxes in ... Read More »

South Africa’s Western Cape Tasting: Merwida Barbera, Eikendal Pinotage and Oldenburg Chenin Blanc

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Merwida Barbera 2013 Have you ever had a Barbera from South Africa? Now is the chance to try this unique find. Rich blackberry fruit with a hint of coffee and spice, the Merwida Barbera was aged in 38% new french oak and pairs great with wild game roasts and casseroles. The 6th generation van der Merwe family originated from Dordrecht ... Read More »

Robert’s Picks for March: Quinta do Perdigao Encruzado and Vivier Pinot Noir

Robert Vizet Wine Buyer

Quinta do Perdigao Encruzado and Vivier Pinot Noir Read More »

Hortense’s Picks for March: Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay and Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir

Hortense Bernard - General Manager

Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay and Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir Read More »

Bryan’s Picks for March: Chateau Peyrabon 1995 Magnum and Gaia Estate Thalassitis Assyrtiko

Bryan Matland -Sales Associate

Chateau Peyrabon 1995 Magnum and Gaia Estate Thalassitis Assyrtiko Read More »

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