TONIGHT’S TASTE WEDNESDAY JULY 24, 2013

Label Domaine du Grangeon Chatus

2009 Domaine du Grangeon Chatus

Once again this week, we are sampling a boutique production wine. Domaine du Grangeon Chatus produced only 1800 bottles. The chatus grape varietal is only produced in three vineyards in the south of France. Stop in and have a taste of this unique wine.

2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, WA.

Bright medium yellow. Pineapple, apricot and smoky, toasty oak on the nose, lifted by a floral nuance. Plump and silky, with firm acidity perking up the stone fruit flavors. 89 pts WS and WE.

2011 Friends Red Sonoma County Red Wine, California

Fruity aromas to the lingering finish, Friends Red, red blend brings the flavors of ripe berry, plum, and warm spice together for an easy-to-drink, approachable wine.

2011 Petit Bourgeois Cabernet Franc, Vin de Pays du Val de Loire, France

Notes of strawberries, redcurrants and cherries with hints of spices abound in this wine. It is very fresh yet delicate and easy to drink.

2010 Domaine du Grangeon Coteaux de L’Ardeche, IGP Ardeche, France

Deep purple color, with a full bouquet of violets and purple flowers, tanned leather and leather.   Powerful and yet, full of finesse, both supple and tannic with spices and warn leather and dark coffee. Only 1800 bottles produced.

2009 Cosentino Winery ‘The Poet’ Meritage red blend, NAPA County, California

Rich aromatics of dark fruit, clove, black pepper, and subtle oak. The palate showcases dense, complex, and spicy flavors that are trademark of our Poet red blend since the first vintage in 1986. Precisely balanced, with notes of currant and black cherry complemented by hints of cedar. Well structured with ripe polished tannins on the finish.

 

TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
 $ 3.00  $ 7.50  $ 27.00 2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, WA.
 $ 1.50  $ 3.50  $ 11.00 2011 Friends Red Sonoma County Red Wine, California
 $ 1.75  $ 4.50  $ 15.00 2011 Petit Bourgeois Cabernet Franc, Vin de Pays du Val de Loire, France
 $ 3.25  $ 7.75  $ 28.00 2010 Domaine du Grangeon Coteaux de L’Ardeche, IGP Ardeche, France
 $ 5.25  $ 13.25  $ 50.00 2009 Cosentino Winery ‘The Poet’ Meritage red blend, NAPA County, California