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Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Classic Series 2011
Professsional Review — Rated 90 pts by Robert Parker.
“Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 15% Merlot and offers a simple black currant, vanilla and violet bouquet that is joyful and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, crisp raspberry and dark cherry fruit, zesty acidity and lovely focus on the finish. At this price, it would be hard to find a better Cabernet. Drink now-2016.”
Professsional Review — Rated 92 pts by Robert Parker
“Another superb effort is the 2011 Costieres de Nimes Lou Coucardie Blanc, a blend of Viognier, Roussanne and Bourboulenc. This remarkable white wine comes across like a Costieres de Nimes version of Beaucastel’s Chateauneuf du Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes. It possesses copious notes of marmalade, white peaches, honeyed apricots, caramelized citrus and touches of white flowers and quince. This medium to full-bodied, textured, rich wine should provide plenty of pleasure over the next several years.
Professional Wine Review — Rated 92 by Robert Parker
“Evening Land’s 2010 Pinot Noir is simply beautiful. Dark red cherries, pepper, spices and new leather inform this juicy, supple Pinot. There is an inviting, textural finesse that is alluring. Here, too, the minerality and energy are striking. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.”
Professsional Review — Rated 94 by Robert Parker
“Over the next quarter of a century, it will be interesting to see how this 2008 matches up with La Lagune’s prodigious 2005, the finest wine they have ever made. The opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2008 may be the second greatest wine yet produced here. Displaying sweet kirsch, black currant, cedar, smoke, and graphite aromas as well as an impressive thickness and glycerol richness, and a pure, nuanced character (because of the grapes’ long hang-time and the small yields), this remarkable effort is long, textured, and impeccably well-balanced. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20-25.”