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Maison Nicolas Potel Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 1998
Burgundy – France
Grape type: Pinot Noir

Deep purple. Concentrated nose of cherry and strawberries (burnt). Red fruit medley with some tones of oak, caramel. Quite alcoholic and acidic, but good structure. Nevertheless round, velvety mouthfeel.


Maison Nicolas Potel Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Petit Monts 2000
Burgundy – France
Grape type: Pinot Noir

From a vineyard situated above Richebourg, this delicate, sensitive wine has lively fruit on the nose and a subtle, balanced palate with fascinating hints of fraises des bois. Really elegant.


Maison Nicolas Potel Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots 2000
Burgundy – France
Grape type: Pinot Noir

A more pitched, riper, more complex but less elegantspicy black fruit aromas introduce concentrated and very rich flavors brimming with dry extract that completely buffers tannins, all in excellent length.


Saracina Atrea Old Soul Red Mendocino County 2006/2007
California – USA
Grape type: Zinfandel/Syrah/Petite Sirah/Malbec

Ripe strawberry, mocha, a hint of white pepper and a side note of classic Malbec baking spices. The flavors are jammy, ripe and expressive, and the tannins are creamy.


Walter Hansel North Slope Pinot Noir Russian River 2011
California – USA
Grape type: Cab Sau

Sweet red berries, flowers and mint all flow through on the Palate. Crushed flowers, tobacco and plums add complexity on the finish.


Ridge Vineyards Lytton Spring Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2011
Rhône Valley – France
Grape type: Zinfandel/Petit Sirah/Carignane

Bramble, raspberry, cassis, toasted oak, and floral aromas; layered black cherry and currant, full bodied with well coated tannins and notes of licorice and black olive on the finish.