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Chateau Maret Bordeaux 2015

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Aaron:  The smell is great but the flavor left me wanting some water.  Mushrooms on oak in a mossy forest make for a great nose.  The flavor is chalky with dry tannins and was not very appealing.  Green olives with red berries and tree branches.  Admittedly it got better as it opened but not enough to get the points back.  87 points

Teri: Rich berry and vanilla nose with a round mouthfeel. The flavor is smooth and the back end is slightly sweet with blueberries and raspberries. The forward flavor has more berries with hearty oak. Very dry and a bit chalky. 86 points 

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Le Concierge Syrah 2015

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Lot 18 Wine Club 

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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 bit of plastic on the 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 personally purchase again, based on flavor profile preference.

Triskelian Chenin Blanc 2016

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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.

The Needle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Lot 18 / The Tasting Room Wine Club, $22

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Aaron:  I was really happy with this bottle.  The nose starts out as a brushfire with dried bushes and raspberry vanilla in the background.  The fruity velvet flavor is pleasant but the super smooth finish with a hint of pepper won me over.  There’s lots of chocolate and black fruit lingering on the palate; enjoy.  91 points

Teri: The Needle Cab has a juicy red fruit nose with flavors of oaky black cherry, rhubarb, and other dark fruits. I also identified a bit of dried herb (maybe parsley) on both the nose and the finish. This wine is smooth and easy to drink but hearty. Aaron and I enjoyed this with steak and it paired perfectly. 90 points 

Apericena Vino Da Tavola Blanco NV

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Lot 18 / The Tasting Room, $13


Aaron:  This was a great bottle, especially for the price.  If you want a nice easy going white that is flexible but still enjoyable, go to lot 18 and get this one.  The nose was banana-walnut bread with cantaloupe and sparkling vinegar on the flavor.  There was also white cherries and butter in the background of this full white.  91 points

Teri: I feel the bottle would pair well with fresh salads and creamy chicken. It has a sweet floral nose and smooth easy taste of cantaloupe, bell pepper, citrus and a hint of oak on the finish. Crisp and clean. Nothing stands out which is extraordinary, but it is enjoyable. 87 points