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St. Joseph 2012

This is a delightful Syrah based wine from the west bank in the Rhone valley which is called St.Joseph. Yves Cuilleron makes wonderful expressions of the different appellations in Rhone. Very direct and clean fruit with lots of energy. It's always a pleasure to drink his wines but unfortunately the wines are becoming more and more popular which means the prices go up. Dark coloured wine with lots of dark fruit on the nose with hint of pepper and minerals. Lovely fruity wine with a firm body and some soft tannins. Medium long aftertaste. Drink now or keep for 5-10 years. Saint Joseph 2012 "Les Pierres Seches" Yves Cuilleron  St. Joseph Ca 20-25€ His technical details in french: AOP : SAINT JOSEPH LES PIERRES SÈCHES 2012 •  Origine  : sélection de vignes situées sur les coteaux de la commune de Chavanay. « Les Pierres Sèches » n’est pas le nom d’un lieu-dit mais vient des murs de pierres sèches construits à la main et sans ciment, et qui servaient à con

Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Gap's Crown 2012 from Sonoma Coast

I am not going to make any comments to this delicious wine. Just read the quotes below: This is an impressive and immediately appealing wine displaying lush layers of pure red fruit, velvety tannins and a long palate-coating finish. Aromas of cranberry, pomegranate and plum flow from the glass, underscored by enticing notes of mahogany, fresh-tilled earth, mint and exotic spices. A classic expression of Gap’s Crown!  Retail Price:  $70 Accolades 93 Points | Wine Advocate “A stunner smelling of rose petals, braised meats, black currants and black cherries is the 2012 Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard. This wine, aged slightly longer than most of their Pinot Noirs, is made from relatively new Dijon clones 115 and 828. It is a full-bodied, gorgeous Pinot Noir that should drink beautifully for up to a decade when it is finally released.” - Robert Parker 2012 Patz & Hall GAP’S CROWN VINEYARD – Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – 91 Points; Outstanding; a wine of superior character and

Juve y Camps 2011 Cava

This is a delightful Cava from nearby Barcelona. Juvé y Champs is responsible for different versions of cava which are all regarded as one of the best cava's in Spain. The wines are fresh and fruity with a certain finesse deriving from the time the wine has spent on the lees. Juvé y Camps is behind 40% of all the Gran Reserva cava's produced in Spain which require at least 36 months storage on the lees. This Gran Reserva called Reserva de la Familla is made up from macabeo, xarel-lo, parellada og chardonnay. It has  42 months maturity on the lees. In addition it is the 2011 vintage and not a general blend. Ripe apples, citrus and biscuit on the nose. Mature and clean apples on the taste with a rich and full bodied mousse. Very good acidity. Try as aperitif or with seafood. Juve y Camps 2011 Reserva de la Familia Cava Ca 190 kr or 10€