California vs Bordeaux Tasting: Chateau Montelena, Chateau Fombrauge and Clos des Lunes Blanche
Chateau Fombrauge

California vs Bordeaux Tasting: Chateau Montelena, Chateau Fombrauge and Clos des Lunes Blanche

Join us alongside Silvain Girard, sales representative extraordinaire from Monsieur Touton Selections for a California vs Bordeaux Tasting: Chateau Montelena, Chateau Fombrauge and Clos des Lunes Blanche on Thursday, August 20th from 5 to 8 PM. Which will you prefer?

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Chateau Montelena“The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is meant for up-front, immediate drinkability, and is primarily designed for restaurants. It reveals Montelena’s damp earthiness and spiciness as well as a dark ruby color, no evidence of oak, and medium-bodied, spicy flavors. Drink it over the next 6-8 years. An iconic offering, their Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has long been one of the staples in my private cellar with vintages going back to the 1970s. It has been one of the longest-lived wines in Napa.” -Robert Parker, 85 Points

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Chateau Fombrauge 2008

Chateau Fombrauge 2008“Composed of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, the soft, silky, up-front, plush 2008 exhibits a dark plum/garnet hue along with seductive aromas of red and black fruits, damp earth, charcoal and roasted herbs. Consume it over the next 7-8 years.” -Robert Parker, 87 points

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Clos des Lunes Blanche 2013

Clos des Lunes Blanche 2013“…a blend of 70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. It has a finely tuned citrus peel and fresh pear-scented bouquet that is not complex, but fresh and focused. The palate is sharp on the entry with a twist of sour lemon. There is something almost Muscadet-like here, hints of sea salt coming through on the mid-palate with a tang of shaved ginger lending spice to the finish. Enjoy this over the next 4-5 years.” -Robert Parker

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