December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Baby it’s cold outside and it’s time to warm up with some examples of big bold wines! Winter is the time to pull out the big wines, light a fire and grab the decanter. In this tasting, we’ll taste an impressive line-up of budget friendly Bordeaux and a killer quartet of premium big, bold wines! Don't worry if the weather outside is frightful...at WCA, the wine is always delightful!
Station 1 - Bordeaux Under $30
2017 Chateau Les Arromans Entre-Deux-Mers
Beautiful pale golden color. A fragrant and lively wine with rich aromatic intensity. Notes of grapefruit, boxwood, blackberry leaf, and citrus jump from the glass. On the palate this wine is round with flavors of dry fruits, almonds, and honey. A lovely crisp, dry white that should be consumed young. Pairs well with poultry, shellfish, grilled fish, and pastas with cream sauces.
Regular Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $11.99 per bottle, $143.88 per case
2015 Chateau Mondesir Cotes de Bordeaux
A firmly structured wine with sufficient fruit to sustain the structure. It is solid and chunky, with hints of mint to go with the black currant flavors. It's serious while also reflecting the fragrant fruits of 2010.
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $15.99 per bottle, $191.88 per case
2016 Cru Monplaisir Bordeaux Superieur
This wine offers classic Bordeaux aromatics of plums, figs, graphite, black currant and a touch of oak. Cabernet adds structure and firmness to otherwise silky tannins, finishes moderately long and leafy freshoak. Cabernet adds structure and firmness to otherwise silky tannins, finishes moderately long and leafy fresh.
Regular Price $21.99 per bottle, $263.88 per case
Sale Price $17.99 per bottle, $215.88 per case
2015 Chateau La Mothe Du Barry “Le Barry” Bordeaux Superieur
A super concentrated Bordeaux at an incredible value! Round and supple, Ch. La Mothe du Barry offers a mouthful of flavors; dark fruits, soft tannins and great chocolate notes! Excellent with roasted meats or poultry in red sauce and Pasta or Risotto with seafood.
Regular Price $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case
Sale Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Station 2 - Elevated Wines
NV Gonet-Medeville Champagne Brut Premier Cru Blanc de Noirs
"Exotic ground spice and hoppy, floral accents mix with flavors of raw almond, fleur de sel, cherry and lemon zest in this dry, well-knit Champagne. Finely balanced, with a lasting finish.” 92 Points, Wine Spectator
Regular Price 59.99 per bottle, $719.88 per case
Sale Price $44.99 per bottle, $539.88 per case
2016 Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis 1er Cru “Vau de Vey”
“Vanilla and crisp minerality play together in this ripe wine with steely core. It has intense acidity, a lively, bright texture plus a flinty edge that will allow it to age. The wine, still young, will be ready from 2020.” 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Regular Price $44.99 per bottle, $539.88 per case
Sale Price $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case
2012 Cune Vina Real Gran Reserva Red
“The classical 2012 Viña Real Gran Reserva is produced with 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano, fermented in stainless steel with neutral dry yeasts and aged in new oak barrel for two years. It's very spicy and creamy, with developed aromas, open and expressive. The palate feels very polished, with a fine thread of acidity going through its core. There is good balance between power and elegance. It should develop nicely in bottle, even if it's approachable now.” 93 Points, The Wine Advocate
Regular Price $59.99 per bottle, $719.88 per case
Sale Price $49.99 per bottle, $599.88 per case
2015 Château Jean Faure Saint-Emilion Grand Gru
50% Cabernet-Franc, 45% Merlot, 5% Malbec
Situated a stone's throw from Château Cheval Blanc, L’Evangile, Pétrus, and Château La Dominique, Château Jean Faure is known as one of Saint Emilion’s best vineyards. "This pretty red offers a very fresh feel throughout, allowing the mix of plum and raspberry fruit, with shadings of singed alder and light spice, to mingle together nicely. Maintains good energy through the finish.” 93 Points, Wine Spectator
Regular Price $109.99 per bottle, $1,319.88 per case
Sale Price $89.99 per bottle, $1,079.88 per case