Uenuku Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Lot 18/The Tasting Room, $13/bottle

Vivino Info

Aaron:  I smelled banana, apricot, and honey on this very fruity nose.  The flavor was not as sweet, featuring more crisp green apple and lemons.  As I took a second sip the citrus became a little too overwhelming for me, with most sour lime.  87 points

Teri: This is a beautiful Sav Blanc; Easy to enjoy. I smell tropical fruits on the nose and taste flavors of kiwi, passion fruit, and some almond on the finish. The wine itself also has almost a buttery mouthfeel. Refreshing. Would purchase again or share with others as a gift. 90 points 

La Foret 2016

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Lot 18, $15/Bottle 

Aaron:  This bottle is worth skipping.  The olive and cherry nose also had some roses but wasn’t anything worth writing home about.  The flavor was too tannic and bitter with a marble aftertaste.  Currants and thorny vines flowed through the light body that tasted watered down.  Too tart and not full enough.  85 points

Teri: Dark berry and mushroom nose with a bit of orange spice. On the wine, I taste bing cherry and white tea with a mossy finish. This is easily drinkable with good flavor which is balanced between earth minerals and fruit. 88 points 

Lustra Pinot Noir 2016

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Vivino Profile

Aaron:  Blueberries and mulberries were prominent on the nose, followed by velvety cocoa and vanilla.  The flavor reminded me of chocolate covered almonds, dark chocolate to be specific.  90 points

Teri: Strawberry and mushroom on the nose opens up to bold flavors of strawberry balanced with mossy herbs and white pepper. Just a subtle hint of oak. This Pinot is bold yet balanced. 90 points, for those who like herby/mushroom Pinot Noir.

Maison Bonheur 2016 Beaujolais


Lot 18/The Tasting Room, $14.99

Vivino Profile

Aaron: This wasn’t my favorite.  Mostly roses and cranberry on the nose with juniper and violets.  The light-bodied flavor was too soft and watery for my preference.  There were some tart fruits but not a lot of excitement in this watery wine.  85 points

Teri: This wine is for those who like herby Bordeaux wines. It’s not my personal wine profile preference but I found it still easy to drink. This red has a medium to light body with flavors of herb, grass, mushroom, and leather. A hint of bitter oak and flint on the finish. 86 points