Local Tasting Offers Education On Right Bank Bordeaux Wines


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by Brian Fry   | 196 entries


Valley wine lovers are gearing up for a fun and education night of wine tasting on February 3rd. I will be leading a Wine Tasting Seminar designed to educate wine enthusiasts on wines of Bordeaux's Right Bank.

The event will feature four wines from the Clarendelle Winery, which offers a white and red blend, rose' and a dessert wine. Clarendelle shares a wine making team and fruit sources with the legendary Chateau Haut Brion, one of Bordeaux's most sought after wines.

The event takes place at the historic Peter Allen Inn and Events Center in Kinsman. The tasting and educational presentation begins at 6:30Pm and guests are encouraged to stay for dinner afterwards. Cost is $30 per person and includes four wines with a cheese and fruit plate.

Here's a look at the Clarendelle wines:

2015 Clarendelle Bordeaux Blanc

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. Beautiful golden-yellow color with green highlights. The wine is round, rich, and luscious on the palate. The bouquet features hints of apricot, white peaches, and grapefruit. The wine shows great minerality along with fresh, powerful fruit flavors, with the concentration and structure of a great white wine.

2014 Clarendelle Rose'

A blend of Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. At first one is charmed by the wine’s beautiful pale pink color. On the palate there are intense aromas of blackcurrant, passion fruits and wild strawberries. The mouthfeel is quite vivacious and silky, culminating with an enchanting freshness. A decidedly seductive wine.

2012 Clarendelle Rouge

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Cabernet Franc. The wine has a brilliant, intense garnet-red color. The bouquet is complex and fruity, with ripe berry overtones. Great care was taken to extract silky tannin. The fresh acidity contributes to the wine's attractive fruitiness and delicious flavors leading to a beautiful finish.

2012 Clarendelle Amberwine

A blend of Semillon and Muscadelle. Clear pale yellow color. The wine is full and generous on the palate. It also has a tangy, minty side, as well as white peach and apricot flavours. 2012 is a good vintage in Monbazillac thanks to the discreet acidity and outstanding sweetness. Made in the tradition of the great Sauternes, but at a fraction of the price.

Anyone interested in attending the February 3rd event can visit www.myvalleyvino.com to make a reservation.

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