Tasting notes, Jan. 27, 2024; Bordeaux Varietals

                     Bordeaux Varietals

2022 Ducasse

On Sale for $17.60
Bordeaux / France
70% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc
Sourced from 35-year-old vines planted on clay and limestone, the Ducasse Blanc displays a lovely balance of plush white fruits and minerals. This bottling is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel.
2019 Senejac Rouge
On Sale for $22.40
Haut-Médoc / Bordeaux / France
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 8% Cab Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Senejac is a 100-acre property located on the left bank of the Gironde River. The wine is aged in 33% new French oak barrels for 12-15 months. The gravelly soils of the site allow for an exceptionally stony personality here. 
2019 Clos de Gamot Rouge
On Sale for $20
Cahors / Southwest / France
100% Malbec
A classically styled Cahors, the 2019 Clos de Gamot offers aromas and flavors of black fruits and warm earth. The vines employed at the estate are anywhere from 40 – 120 years of age, some being planted in 1885! 
2016 La Cabanne Grand Vin Rouge
On Sale for $48
Pomerol / Libournais / France
94% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
La Cabanne is one of the oldest properties in Pomerol having been established in the 1700’s. The soils here are dominated by clay, perfect for the ripening of the generous Merlot varietal.
2020 Fortune 1621 Cabernet Sauvignon
On Sale for $28
Napa Valley / California / US
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot
Intended as a drink upon release Cabernet, the Fortune 1621 spent 18 months in French and American oak, 30% of which were first use. Fresh and vibrant, this is a medium bodied Cabernet to enjoy with anything grilled.
2018 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon
On Sale for $48
Santa Cruz Mountains / California / US
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Domaine Eden is not the “second label” of Mount Eden Estate but rather a complimentary property purchased by the owners in 2007. Located nearby Mount Eden, Domaine Eden is conveniently planted to the same clones used at the Estate.