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Butcher’s Hook 2015 Mendoza Malbec 2015

Lot 18, $18

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Aaron: Skip this wine.  Red tar and raspberry with cherry cough syrup made the nose a bit off-putting.  Tart and bitter, the flavor featured awkward tannins on the middle of the tongue, resulting in a puckering of underripe fruit and watermelon rinds. Weak flavor then a punch of spicy pepper.  Horrible.  83 points

Teri: This bottle is bold with hearty tannins and needs a strong meaty dish to stand up to the flavors. It is on the earthy side with a bit too much bite on the end. The flavors of white pepper, leafy tree roots and underlining tone of chocolate covered cherries were tight and not completely enjoyable. Perhaps it needed a few hours to aerate but I would recommend just to skip this bottle. 85 points 

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La Vieille Ferme Recolte 2015

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Purchased from World Market, $9.99


Aaron: Red fruit and lots of leather make the smell punch you in the face.   Spiny roses and thorns weren’t my favorite but were rounded out with honey.  88 points

Teri: This wine has an oaky-blackberry nose with a round mouth feel. Overall, mineral flavors were prominent along with the taste of leather, celery and cranberry soaked oak with pepper. This bottle is good for those who like their wine to have more mineral flavor with less fruit. Semi dry with mild but noticeable tannins. 88 points

 

Le Ruse Renard Cotes de Gascogne 2015

Lot 18, $14.99


Aaron: Oaky green apple on the nose.  The flavor is tangy but dissipates quickly.  Lots of lemongrass and weeds with some interesting sunflower but too tart for me.  87 points

Teri: This white wine has a citrus nose with a light and crisp body. I tasted flavors of white peach and Pez (like the candy). Medium body and a short (but flavorful) finish. Slightly watery but easy to drink. 87 points

La Foret 2015

Purchased from Lot 18


Aaron:  Pleasantly mild, light nose of strawberry and bubble gum.  The flavor is not overpowering but has some lingering tannins to remind you it’s a red.  These started as a little too chalky but then dissipated.  There’s definitely cherry and some light tan, eucalyptus bark.  Pretty easy drinking and enjoyable.  91 points

Teri: This bottle needed some time to breath but was flavorful and easy to drink. I first noticed a smell of cinnamon and baking spices on the nose of the wine. This was then followed by more baking spice, smooth oak and faint plum on the wine itself. This bottle pairs well with food (poultry and fish) and it’s smooth lighter tannins make it easy for many different wine lovers. 89 points 

Rocambolesco Red Wine 2015

RocambolescoLot 18/The Tasting Room, $16/bottle


Aaron: The name is cool, the wine is ok.  Tar, oak, and raspberry made for a sweet but tart nose.  This was pretty tight and never really opened up to me, giving the sense of a tingly strawberry.  While easy drinking and fruity this was not very complex.  Nice for an intro wine but look for something else if you want to impress someone.  88 points

Teri: This bottle is nice to enjoy with cheeses and meaty dishes. It carries a medium body with a smooth finish. The flavors of red berry, leafy mulberry, cranberry and spice on the finish are enjoyable and pair well with food. 88 points