November 13 tasting at John’s Marketplace

Bonnie Jeuris of Grape X Wines will be pouring selections from France and California.

Champagne Moutard Grand Reserve $29.99
Tightly knit and pungent, offering floral overtones to the ripe apple, white raspberry, ground ginger and citruszest notes, all backed by minerally acidity. -Wine Spectator 90 pts

Les Pouches Saumur 2014 $9.99
Attractive, simply fruity Chenin Blanc, this is a wine for drinking now. It is full of nutty flavors and apple acidity, with just a touch of minerality to give the wine some tension.

Mas de la Garrigue 2013 $9.99
“From handpicked Grenache, Carignan and Syrah aged in cement tanks for an amazing sense of purity. Ripe, spicy and opulent on the nose. Super juicy with fine grained tannins carrying crunchy dark berry fruit. Impressive.” The Wine Buyer, 91 Points

Jean-Marie Arnoux Vacqueyras 2012 $18.99
“Saturated ruby A highly aromatic nose presents red and dark berry preserves, incense, lavender and anise, with a peppery nuance Adding lift Juicy black raspberry and boysenberry flavors deliver very good palate coverage, with zesty acidity giving the. ripe fruit lift and verve This rich, lively Vacqueyras finishes with Powerful thrust and lingering sappiness.. Range: 91-93 ” -Vinous / Antonio Galloni.

Michael Pozzan Annabella Cabernet 2012 $18.99
This classic Napa Valley Cab shows once again why this varietal has become synonymous with Napa Valley. The nose shows layer after layer of cassis, saddle leather, and dried leaves. The wine’s massive structure is complimented by flavors of pipe smoke, black cherry, and a lengthy finish of sweet vanilla oak. -winery notes

Gaudou Renaissance Cahors 2012 $18.99
Dark red in color with a purple sheen. A complex nose with lots of red and black fruit, plums, coffee, beautiful wood show through the quality vatgebruik and a spicy sophistication. The palate is fleshy with sultry black fruit, plum compote, nice acidity and a soft mouthfeel. A wine with great potential!

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