Lot 18 Wine Club
Cellar Tracker Profile
Aaron: Cinnamon, vanilla, and almonds burst into boysenberry on the nose. The flavor is super juicy and full of luscious ripe fruits. Black and red berries make this Syrah easy to drink with little to no bite or pepper. This is just super easy drinking but not watery, though to be fair it could use more complexity. La Concierge makes really drinkable wines, period. 90 points
Teri: Blackberry and a plastic style smell. Mild taste and medium body for a syrah. Overall, this tastes like a French red with woody oak, baking powder with minerals and a hint of red fruit. Long lingering flavors but not my personal favorites in my wine. 87 points for good body and smooth tannins but just not one I would purchase again.
Total Wine & More, $9.29
Aaron: This bottle is all about versatility. Great balance of oak and purple berries on the smell. The flavor is very mild and smooth making this easy drinking but still full. Lots of black fruits on the finish, rounded by some appropriate smoke. 90 points
Teri: Easy drinking, not much tannins but flavorful red fruits (black cherries and blackberries) and some oak. I recognized baking spice on the nose. It is hearty but easy drinking. I place this on the better side of ‘standard’. 87 points
Lot 18 / The Tasting Room, $17.50
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Aaron: The bright, floral nose of this white featured lemongrass. This led to a crisp flavor of noticeable citrus and yellow nectarines. There was a hint of white tree bark and overall this was easy drinking and pretty good. 89 points
Teri: This white has almost no legs, which made me skeptical if it was going to have any body to it. The wine smells of peach and other stone fruits. The taste was diversely different from the nose; Flavors of lemon, green apple, pear and a hint of more citrus on the finish. Dry but still full of flavor. 90 points Crisp and refreshing.
We purchased this bottle from the Terra Blanca tasting room in Washington.
Terra Blanca Website, $18
Aaron: This is great! The strong red nose of grapefruit and pomegranate makes for a nice summer wine while the mellow, smooth flavor is very refreshing. It was a bit more tart than I expected, but not super acidic and very full. I found this to be appealing while still being complex which was unexpected. 91 (94 for a rose) points
Teri: I enjoy rose wines, but hardly purchase them for myself. Every once in a while there is a rose which comes along that is flavorful, easy-drinking, and full enough to makes me what to purchase some to take home. This is one of those bottles. The nose is a light hint of citrus and strawberry but the flavor is extremely full of cherry, watermelon and a hint of herbs at the end. Easy drinking and highly enjoyable. This one could be enjoyed at any time as a stand-alone wine or with food. 91 points
House Wine Website
Total Wine & More, $4.79
Teri: Saw this at my local supermarket and thought, ‘hey…what the heck. Let’s check out this wine in a can.” As you can tell, I enjoy this one at the beach. Easy drinking (even straight from the can). Strawberry and little mineral flavors. Very easy drinking and a hint of sweetness. Nothing great but nothing turned me off to it either. I give it a thumbs up for a rose out of a ‘can’ especially for all those places you don’t want (or need) to carry a full bottle. 88 points