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Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Costieres de Nimes, France

90 Points — Wine Advocate

The 2007 Trassegum is a blend of 50% Syrah, 25% Carignan, and 25% Mourvedre (all from vines around 80 years old), aged in both tank and barrel for two years. Dense ruby/purple with floral, almost Cote Rotie-like notes of exotic Asian spices intermixed with honeysuckle, black currant, raspberry, and cherry, this is an attractive, delicious, medium-bodied wine with plenty of elegance and complexity. It should drink well for 2-3 years.

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Wine Of The Week – Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

August 24, 2011 12:56 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

CatenaMendoza, Argentina

90 Points/Smart Buy, Wine Spectator
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This is solid, with dense but polished structure holding the weighty core of plum, fig paste and black currant preserves together. The dark, lengthy finish lets a nice Kenya AA coffee note chime in. Drink now through 2013.

April 20th 2011

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