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    92+ Point Red Wine Trio

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      This collection includes three of our favorite 92+ point rated red wines. Chile to California to Chianti, it's a great chance to taste three stunning examples of top quality red wine.

      Wine Gift Set Includes:

      • Sequana 2010 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir
        A heady nose of bright red fruits and Asian spice complement the wine's full, round texture. Full flavors of cherry, dry cranberry and blueberry last through the long, fruit-filled finish. Native yeasts fermented half the lots, adding balance to the complexity of the Burgundian yeast also employed.
        Rated 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

      • San Fabiano Calcinaia 2007 Cellole Riserva Chianti Classico
        Ruby red in color with garnet reflections that increase with aging. The aromas are intense and persistent with floral hints of red fruits and spices. The wine has a remarkable texture and the taste is expressive, balanced, harmonious, very elegant, full-bodied and tannic that will evolve to become velvety with the progress of aging.
        Rated 94 Points JamesSuckling.com

      • Santa Rita 2007 or 2008 Triple C
        Deep, intense ruby red. On the nose, the wine has a well-developed bouquet with a rich combination of blackcurrant and the floral nuances associated with delicate undertones of graphite, tar, chocolate and vanilla. Elegant and well structured, this wine has an excellent balance and wonderful persistence.
        Rated 93 Points Wine Spectator
        Rated 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

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      Bordeaux Blends

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      One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington, and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends. In Bordeaux itself, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in wines from the Left Bank of the Gironde river, while the Right Bank focuses on Merlot. Often, blends from outside the region are classified as being inspired by one or the other.

      In the Glass

      Cabernet-based, Left-Bank-styled wines are typically more tannic and structured, while Merlot-based wines modeled after the Right Bank are softer and suppler. Cabernet Franc can add herbal notes, while Malbec and Petit Verdot contribute color and structure. Wines from Bordeaux can be bold and fruit-forward or restrained and earthy, while New World facsimiles tend to emulate the former style. In general, Bordeaux red blends can have aromas and flavors of black currant, cedar, plum, graphite, and violet, with more red fruit flavors when Merlot makes up a high proportion of the blend.

      Perfect Pairings

      Since Bordeaux red blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful, and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb, or smoked duck.

      Sommelier Secret

      While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux blends in California may include Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, or virtually any other grape deemed worthy by the winemaker. In Australia, Shiraz is a common component.

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