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Five Bordeaux Varietals and Your Five Senses

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Take your wine knowledge from enthusiast to expert with this exciting group exploration of the five classic red Bordeaux varietals.


2015 Napa Valley Estate Élu - $85 (SRP)

This wine presents with deep shades of reds and purples. Aromas of dark fruit, blackber-ry and black plum combine with elements of espresso, vanillin and molasses, as well as notes of smoky oak and dusty terroir. Flavors of dark plum and cassis follow with anise and toasted barrel attributes. This red blend offers a finely textured silky structure with density and a graceful appeal.

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2016 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Malbec - $85 (SRP)

This Malbec presents with deep black, purple and red hues. Aromas of dark plum, boysenberry and blueberry jam combine with vanilla from the toasted oak. Flavors of black plum, black currant, blueberry and espresso intermingle with a toasted vanillin oak to complete the profile. This is a bright and opulent wine with an excellent texture and a gentle finish.

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2015 Rutherford Estate Vineyard Merlot - $50 (SRP)

Deep shades of reds and purples present in this single vineyard Merlot. Aromas of rich ripe blackberry with subtle notes of currant, anise and charred oak combine with just a hint of graphite. Flavors of black plum and dark mocha, couple with subtle raspberry, espresso and toasted vanillin barrel. This is a wine of fine texture, terrific length and structure.

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2016 Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc - $65 (SRP)

Dense with dark reds and purples in the glass. Aromas of anise, black pepper, leather and dried tobacco leaves are ripe and opulent complemented by a subtle thread of rhubarb. Flavors of dried black plum and cassis couple with dark chocolate and a dusty fine-grain of tannin on the palate. This is a structured wine with excellent length.

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2016 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Petit Verdot - $50 (SRP)

Deep and dark purple hues present this Petit Verdot. Aromas of young blueberry, raspberry and black plum are laced with notes of vanilla, clove, espresso, and anise. Flavors of blackberry and dried plum combine with black pepper, black licorice, and dark chocolate with big structure and density typical of this variety. This is a big, bold, structured wine. Enjoy!

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2016 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - $100 (SRP)

Introduced by deep purple hues with hints of red, this wine showcases aromas of blackberry and black currant that combine with elements of dark mocha, toasted vanillin oak and molasses. This is a structured wine with bold flavors of blackberry, currant and dark fruit that couple with cocoa and sweet barrel maturation. Complex, this wine has fine ripe tannins that finish with finesse.

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