starrynightsstarrywinesThis Tuesday Tasting we try three stellar reds that taste like masterpieces (without the accompanying price tags!) Featuring:

  • Louis Latour Valmoissine Pinot Noir, France – This 7th generation vintner (founded 1797) likes to emphasize he’s more farmer than winemaker – letting the grapes speak for themselves – and nothing could be more true in this beautifully elegant Burgundian style Pinot filled with light, bright cherry flavours combined with earthiness and a touch of minerality. $15 btl, $7 btg
  • Schild Estate Merlot, Australia – This well-known Barossa Valley vineyard only produces Merlots every few years when the climate is right: mild temperatures and high rainfall in 2011 led to a distinct crop of rich fruity reds, including this elegant and complex Merlot tasting of black plums, cherries, herbs and cinnamon. $15 btl, $7 btg
  • Cosentino “The Dark”, CA – This Lodi blend of Petit Verdot, Malbec & Petite Sirah changes its composition every year (2015 being heavy on the Petit Verdot), but each time it creates an inky, rich, drinkable red; this year’s vintage is filled with herbal aromas of  juniper, velvety flavours of black plum, blueberry and cassis and a dry dusty finish. $15 btl, $7 btg

Tasting: $12

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