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 

Silver Mile Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Lot 18, $18/bottleSilverMile

Vivino Wine Rating

Aaron:  This has tons of tobacco and mushroom on the somewhat metallic nose.  The flavor, however, was smooth and easy drinking with subdued plum, cherry, and black fruits.  This is mild and absent of any bite.  I think of it as fruity tar (That may not sound as appealing as it should).  90 points.

Teri: This is a delicious bottle. Juicy plum and baking spice partner with rich raspberry and sweet oak. It is hearty yet extremely smooth to drink. The smell is even delightful made up of rich nutmeg and chocolate. 90 points