Straight Outta Bordeaux! A tasting to ignite you palate!!!

Chateau Beauregard Ducasse Lagupeau 2016 Graves Bordeaux – Beauregard Lagupeau is situated in the south of the Graves AOC.   With an altitude of 112 meters, this vineyard is one of the highest in the appellation. It has been owned by the same family since 1850, and today the sixth generation of winemakers is represented by Jacques and Marie-Laure Perromat.

Graves is a wine district on the left bank of the Bordeaux region in France, characterized by the gravel soils (graves) after which it is named. Unique among Bordeaux’s sub-regions, Graves is equally respected for both its red wines as for its whites. The district’s catch-all appellation is AOC Graves, which covers both red and white wines. A typical Graves red is based on the classic Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot sometimes in a supporting role. The typical Graves white is dry, mid-bodied and usually made from the equally familiar combination of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

This is a gorgeous dry white wine made up of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc.  The Graves region is recognized as the best Bordeaux appellation for Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.  Cooper’s Price $14.99

 

Domaine Saint Andrieu L’Oratoire Coteaux Varois en Provence Rose 2017 – First of all, where and what is Coteaux Varois???  Coteaux Varois en Provence is a sub-appellation of the wine-growing region Provence , in the South-East of France , which covers a total area of 2,500 hectares divided into 28 municipalities around Brignoles. The vines are cultivated between 600 and 1000 meters of altitude on clay-calcareous soils mixed with gravel and silica. They enjoy the influence of the continental climate, climate due to the various rocky massifs that surround the area, thus preventing the influence of the Mediterranean Sea.

Owners of Château Talbot, a Bordeaux house in Saint-Julien, Jean-Paul and Nancy Bignon took over the reins of the Domaine Saint-Andrieu in 2003.

Perched on the inland hills, at the foot of the Alps, near the village of Correns, near the small village of Brignoles, in the Provence region, the Domaine Saint-Andrieu is located in a nature protected by urban pollution, surrounded by majestic landscapes . Upon their arrival, the new owners begin an ambitious program of renovation and renovation of the estate. The Domaine Saint-Andrieu is experiencing a new era, with modern facilities, a new wine-making cellar (thermoregulation and stainless steel vats) and aging. The eighteenth century villa, on the other hand, has rediscovered all the glory of the past.  Cooper’s Price $17.99

 

Chateau Guillebot Plaisance Bordeaux 2014 – Château Guillebot Plaisance belongs to the Villeneuve family for 6 generations and is located not far from the village of Targon, in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers. The micro-clima “specific to this region (located between the Dordogne and the Garonne) offers ideal conditions for the production of this Bordeaux wine. The Château Guillebot Plaisance red wine has been recognized for many years in tasting contests. In 2014, he obtained the Gold Medal at the Concours de Paris.

The color is dark, the nose greedy. The palate is velvety, the tannins are supple. An elegant wine that will keep for 3 to 7 years. It’s a Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Kevin’s Notes:  This is why I go to private, invite only tastings – This is a steal and we have committed to buying 20 cases of this terrific Petit Chateau!  Cooper’s Price $12.99

 

Tolosa Estate Pinot Noir 2014 – Tolosa’s style of winemaking reflects our commitment to quality. Our goal is to produce a perfectly balanced wine and to stay true to the characteristic of the grape varietal. Selecting only the top 10% of the fruit from our Edna Ranch’s 750 acres allows us to consistently produce distinctive wines. We produce estate grown wines that come from our vineyards planted in the cooler climate of Edna Valley, California. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay make up 80% of Tolosa wines, while Syrah and other small production varietals make up only 20%. Our winery is sustainable in all aspects of the wine growing and wine making process.

Winemaker Notes;  Bright red cherry color foreshadows aromas of dried strawberry and red cherry accentuated by a complex combination of cedar, cinnamon, allspice and coco powder. Flavors of red cherry, black plum and pomegranate are framed by a crisp acidity. A full array of tannin along with quince and tart cherry lingers on the finish.  Cooper’s Price $26.99

 

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