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Le Ruse Renard Cotes Du Rhone 2014

Lot 18, $15


Teri: Aaron and I have different viewpoints on this wine. The nose was full of black cherry and spice while the flavor was smooth plum and white pepper with tartness on the finish. Not very complex and a bit too oaky for my personal taste. 86 points

Aaron: The nose reminds me of black tar coating berries on a plank of oak.  The flavor is mild and smooth with some pepper at the end.  This was pleasant but still a little complex and I felt it was a nice middle of the road bottle.  90 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

OR par Edmond Thery

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Aaron: Crisp apple and seawater nose.  Lots of fruity pears and red apple.  Not super harsh and doesn’t remind me of a traditional brut.  Pretty tasty and full.  90 points

Teri: Light smell with flavors of pear and peach on the wine. Balanced bubbled and flavor. I enjoy the crispness of the sparkling wine plus the beautiful flavor. This bottle is not only beautiful but also delicious. Great gift or bring to a festive party!  90 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