February Mix Six

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Mix Six, Wine Blog | 0 comments

2010 Chateau Haut Maginet Rouge
$11.99/bottle    $9.59/bottle (mix six $)
Haut Maginet has a lovely crimson-ruby color with raspberry tints. It reveals a powerful bouquet of red fruit scents with hints of flowers, spices and mint. On the palate, it is fleshy, rounded and fruity with fine, mature tannins and a lovely fresh finish. It is pleasant right now and will keep all its qualities for another 4 years or so. Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Cabernet Franc 20%.
It is at its best served at with pâté, roasted red meat, lamb stew and selections of hard cheeses.

 

Lamplighter Merlot
$9.99/bottle    $7.99/bottle (mix six $)
The LampLighter California Merlot offers a classic merlot profile of bright cherries, ripe plums, red currants and vanilla oak with hints of cassis and spice on the finish. A touch of cabernet franc enhances the berry flavors while keeping the tannins elegant and the mouth feel balanced. This is an incredibly enjoyable Merlot delivering a classic California fruit forwardness with a sophisticated and well-layered character not found in wines at this price. This wine is a blend 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Syrah.
Great for burgers.

 

2010 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – Finamore
$11.99/bottle    $9.59/bottle (mix six $)
The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo comes from a parcel of the vineyard known as FinAmore. It boasts the perfect microclimate for the grapes including a wide spread in day and night time temperatures and high iron content in the soil. Reddish-purple color with a bright fruit bouquet. Ripe and full in the mouth, bursting with dark cherry flavor.
This is perfect for a pizza, pasta or just an evening with friends.

 

2009 Chateau Romfort, Bordeaux
$19.99/bottle    $15.99/bottle (mix six $)
Cotes de Bourg is an appellation of the Bordeaux wine region, producing primarily red wine, but also a small quantity of white. The appellation covers wines made in the area around the town of Bourg, located 12 miles (20 km) north-west of Bordeaux city. Cotes de Bourg was originally intended to be part of the new ‘Cotes de Bordeaux’ appellation created in 2009, but this did not go ahead.
The soil types of the Cotes de Bourg are a mixture of clay, sand and gravel in varying proportions; this is to be expected, given Bourg’s location near the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. The Merlot grape dominates the vineyards here. It thrives in the areas with cooler, moist, clay-rich soils, while Cabernet Sauvignon does better in the gravel- and sand-dominant parts of the Cotes de Bourg.
Cotes de Bourg lies directly across the Garonne River from the Margaux region of Bordeaux. Simple wines from the Margaux region begin at about $40/bottle and the classed growths, particularly Chateau Margaux, can exceed $1000/bottle. However, here on the “Jersey” side of the river the prices are modest and the quality is quite good and improving steadily.
2009 Romfort shows good focus, with a sappy edge. Kirsch and plum fruit aromas play off each other nicely through the spice-tinged finish. Excellent verve and energy.
This wine goes well roasted meats and ripe cheese.

 

2011 Pinot Gris, Omaka Springs, New Zealand
$9.99/bottle    $7.99/bottle (mix six $)
Omaka Springs Estates is the sole producer of estate wines in the Omaka Valley of Marlborough. All of the grapes are grown on their 180 acre estate located in the very heart of the valley and all of our wine is created on-site by Winemaker, Ian Marchant.
Omaka Springs Estate Pinot Gris is a rich and aromatic wine with a luscious mouth feel. It is fruit-driven, displaying nectarines, peaches, spiced pear, and a honeyed sweetness, before ending with a classic clean finish. This cool climate, Alsacian-style Gris has a bit of residual sugar to help round out the grapes natural acidity and amplify its tropical aromas.
Drink with spicy foods like Asian and Mexican.

 

2011 Pinot Grigio, Anziano, Veneto
$8.99/bottle    $7.19/bottle (mix six $)
Veneto is located in northeastern Italy. The cool climate is very beneficial to the cultivation of Pinot Grigio grapes. The region is kept cool with breezes coming from the Alps to the North, the Adriatic Sea to the East and Lake Garda to the West.
The color is pale straw yellow with some golden hues. A crisp, dry wine, with soft pear and melon flavors and a fresh citrus aroma. In the mouth it is smooth and silky.
Drink with shellfish or dishes cream sauce.

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