2013 Gorman Winery The Devil You Know

This smells of Bordeaux.  Integration and balance.  Leather, earth, blackberry, cassis – sweet herbs and savory spices forming a seamless scent. Luscious power and graceful elegance dance on the palate.  High toned blackberries lead into the dexterous, focused-mineral, dry finish with starbursts of tea and citrus acids carrying it on.  Head-shaking delicious. The first time I’ve tasted this wineries wines and they are profoundly good.  Columbia Valley, Washington. 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 18% Malbec, 6% Petite Verdot & 3% Cab Franc. $34.99

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2011 Domaine De La Chanteleuserie Bourgueil

Funky, tangy and rustic nose with it’s black and blue fruits and minerals. This has presence on the palate, commanding your attention with serious structure and finesse. Blueberry and blackberry flavors play second seat to the minerals and orange-laced acidity. Finishes very dry with tangy acids and rustic earth and mineral notes. 100% Cabernet Franc. $19.99

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