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Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2012
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2012
(search item no. 120391)
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James Suckling rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Whispering Angel is a blend of Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes. Strikingly pale pink in color, the aromas are fresh and fruity. On the palate, it is bone dry through the finish. The name really suits the delicate nature of this wine.
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About Chateau d'Esclans:

Also enchanted by the Provence his father speaks of with emotion, Sacha Alexis Lichine, convinced by the potential of these sun-drenched soils, become the owner, with the Angostura group, of Chateau d'Esclans in 2006. Since then, he hasn't ceased to combine his talent and know-how to this magical terroir, and has given a new dimension to Provence Rose, making a unique assemblage of refinement and pleasure. A new chapter has begun in the world of Rose.

Patrick Leon has unparalleled experience in making among the great wines of the world. Leon served as a Managing Director for Baron Phillipe de Rothschild, overseeing technical departments including the company's vineyards and winemaking facilities for Chateau Mouton Rothschild, d'armailhac, Clerc Milon, le Petit Mouton, Aile d'Argent, Opus One in California, Almaviva in Chile, Domaine de Lambert & Barn' Arques in the Languedoc, Mouton Cadet in Bordeaux as well as other wines in the Baron Phillipe de Rothschild portfolio, including Escudo Rojo in Chile. Patrick's wide breadth of experience and knowledge has established the foundation to becoming a consulting oenologist and working with Sacha Lichine in this capacity. Towards that end, Patrick has been instrumental in overseeing the wine making for Chateau d’Esclans. Patrick Leon's guidance and his enduring counsel have made an immeasurable difference to making all the Lichine wines as great as they are.

Chateau d'Esclans is located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort. The surrounding land around Chateau d'Esclans is known as La Vallee des Esclans (the valley of the clans).



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Domaine de Nizas Rose 2010
Domaine de Nizas Rose 2010
(search item no. 110000)
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a lush and lively wine with an appealing soft rose colour and violet hints. Its bouquet develops intense aromas of delicate peony, raspberry, clementine and violet candy notes. The palate is smooth, round and well balanced with a lingering finish. Vibrant, crisp and dry, this rosé embodies the finesse style and spirit of the domaine. It's a taste of Mediterranean sunshine.
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About Domaine de Nizas:

Domaine de Nizas is the new winemaking collaboration from John Goelet and Bernard Portet, co-founders in 1972 of Clos du Val in Napa Valley, California. John Goelet is also the owner of Taltarni Vineyards (Victoria, Australia) and Clover Hill (Tasmania).

On a manually tended 200 acre vineyard, they've created handcrafted limited-production wines since 1998. Their goal is to serve as a model in terms of elegance, complexity, balance and aging ability among Mediterranean wines.



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Chateau de Campuget Costieres de Nimes Tradition Rose 2009
Chateau de Campuget Costieres de Nimes Tradition Rose 2009
(search item no. 104368)
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PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wonderful value in Rose - perfect for summer! Its color is an intense peony pink . Its bouquet is very aromatic, exhaling scents of small red fruits such as raspberries or blackcurrants. In the mouth there is a perfect balance between vivacity and mellowness. The final taste is very long, leaving an delicate impression of fruitiness.
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About Chateau de Campuget:

Château de Campuget in Costieres de Nimes is a beautiful wine property dating back to 1640. The soil is typical for the region, with many stones that force roots to find water deep in the lower layers of clay, contributing additional character to the wine. The property is managed by Jean-Lin Dalle, assisted by his son Franck-Lin, named after one of Jean-Lin's heroes, Benjamin Franklin. Château de Campuget which has belonged to the Dalle family since 1941, produces AOC Costieres de Nimes wines.

BELIEFS: The Dalle family makes every effort to produce wines that are true to the "terroir" of the Costieres de Nimes.

NOTES: Château de Campuget wines are produced by respecting tradition while utilizing the most modern oenological techniques. Although equipped with stainless-steel tanks and modern tools, wines are made and matured in a traditional way, and quality is strictly controlled from the vineyard to the bottle. Chateau De Campuget's main varieties are Syrah and Grenache Noir for the grapevines classified in AOC. For white wines, the company uses Roussanne and Grenache Blanc in Costieres de Nimes and Chardonnay in Vin de Pays.