Vin du Jour Syrah 2015

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Lot 18/The Tasting Room, $20/bottle

Cellar Tracker Info

Aaron:  This was pretty solid.  Raspberry and blackberry on the nose with lots of vanilla and tarry oak in the flavor. This was generally mellow and very drinkable for a Syrah but still decently full.  This is a good middle-of-the-road bottle.  90 points

Teri: True to its heritage, this wine carries all the characteristics of a French red: predominant early and mineral flavors with a hint of subtle red fruits. It has a spicy nose, along with a taste of oak, plum, and tart minerals plus a medium finish. Very easy to drink but make sure you like “French wines.”  88 points 


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 

Laurent Miquel Solas Chardonnay 2015


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BevMo, $15.99 (sale)

Vivino Profile

Aaron: This featured a peachy, butter smell with smooth almonds, butter, and green apples.  The finish featured even more butter (sorry for not mixing up the description here) with a little bread flour.  89 points

Teri: Light peach nose with heavy minerality. This overall Chardonnay is balanced in both mineral and fruit. I taste some lemon/orange along with almond and a hint of flint. It is easy drinking with bold enjoyable flavors. 89 points 

Just Peachy Sparkling

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World Market, $9.99

Vivino Info

Aaron:  Not surprisingly, this smells like sugar coated peach cobbler.  Very light, very sweet.  Sadly, not a ton of bubbles.  86 points

Teri: No surprises here, it tastes like peaches and smells like peaches. A surprisingly low level of bubbles and tastes as expected: sweet and peachy (like one of those peach candy gummies). This bottle would be good for those who like dessert wine or just new to wine overall. I could also see this being a good mixer for mimosas or other fruity cocktails. 85 points