This property is a real hidden "gem", just a stone's throw away from the St. Julien appellation and stars such as Lagrange and Gruaud Larose. We're happy to keep the secret because it means more wine for us! Owner Francois Nony, whom we got to visit with during our recent trip to Bordeaux, delivers a great 2009. A blackcurrant and cassis-like nose leads to a classic Medoc earthy finish. This wine is well-balanced with a freshness of fruit that is a hallmark of this vintage. It should age well for 5-10 more years. A real bargain!
The dark crimson 2010 Clos de Sixte is a classic Chateauneuf-du-Pape-type blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre, aged for 14 months in 35% new oak barrels. Opens with a warm, ripe, perfumed bouquet of black cherry fruit and wild violets. On the palate, luminously fluid and supple, with bouncy, spicy blackberry and dark fruit notes seasoned by spice. Marvelously detailed finish of subtle minerality and warm, well resolved tannins. A super wine for the money.
Since 1932, Redskins fans have established themselves as the greatest fans in the history of the game. To honor their loyalty, this limited edition 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has been created by internationally acclaimed winemaker, Nick Goldschmidt. An exceptional wine commemorating 80 years of passion and commitment, Redskins Reserve is a winning combination of elegance, style and texture, with fresh fruits and sweet oak, providing great structure with supple, sweet tannins on the finish. It's the prefect wine to be savored every time the Burgundy and Gold take the field.-- from redskins.com