Friday Sips

Today Feb. 28 from 1:30 - 6:30
We are finishing February with a terrific lineup of tasty Bordeaux wines spanning the entire region. Drop by to experience the excellence that is occuring outside of the classified growth world.

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$24.99 BTL./$299.88 CAS

Cotes-de-Castillon is a large Bordeaux appellation but Catherine was in on the ground floor by acquiring a 10-acre plot for this wine in 1989. The special part to this vineyard is that these vines sit across a one-lane street from Saint-Emilion. Two other wines are produced at Peyrou but this Grand Vin is solely from the oldest vines, which are 80+ year old.

Aged in one-third new oak, this wine reveals deep forward and youthful aspects of violet, blackcurrant, sweet red pepper and a hearty meatiness that leads on to a generous palate with fine tannins and a cherry infused cocoa spice that lingers on the dense finish. Slightly less poised and lux than the previously mentioned Saint-Emilion but a damn fine example of Right Bank terroir at its pinnacle and with the class of something more expensive. Drink now and over the next 8-10 years with rack of lamb or a nice Sunday roast beef.

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$14.99 BTL. - LIMITED

From a cool pocket in Southern Graves. Very different than Haut Rian which sits across the river. 75% Semillon 25% Sauvignon, 40 year old vines. No oak. Beautiful aromatics. Nectarine and fig prominent. Pure, gravelly mineral scents. Round and expansive, hints of anise. Builds nerve and turns on the jets on the bright lifting, quite long finish. Very happy and snappy. Drink now – 2023.

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$45.99 BTL./$551.88 CASE

Located between the towns of Beychevelle and St-Julien, just opposite famed Bordeaux 2nd Growth Ducru-Beaucaillou, Chateau Du Glana has been aa go-to property when it comes to price/quality rapport. Like the Chateau itself, the 2014 initially was somewhat of an insider’s secret as it was overshadowed by 2015 and 2016. The quality of the wines has been discovered and sadly some of the prices have as well. Not the case for this 2014.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot. No shortage of classic Bordeaux grip, the stylish, classic qualities of 2014 show up quite well, Laden with inviting cassis and red berry, smoke, engaging cooking herbs, potpourri and dark chocolate tones. Rather succulently textured and arriving in waves, the wine fills the mouth and has ample, underlying structure that will allow it to develop nicely. Drink through – 2030.