Queen – St Paul Mountain Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Queen from St. Paul Mountain Vineyards.

Sweet Red blend, 80% Cabernet Franc.

Aged 6 months in oak.

Expressive red plums, blackberries, cherry cola, and fresh vanilla bean on the nose.

Flavor notes of overripe blackberries, figs, fresh baked cherry pie right out of the oven, black currants, red currants, raspberries, freshly ground dark coffee beans, and rich mocha, while finishing with hints of tobacco leaf and smoke.

13% ABV

$23 a bottle

Ships most states via VinoShipper. See St. Paul Mountain Vineyards.

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Montepluciano D’abruzzo – Citra

Our wine tonight is the Montepluciano D’abruzzo from Citra.

100% Montepluciano.

Dark purple in color, long legs.

Nose of dark over ripe wild berries.

Off dry, ripe morello cherries on the tongue transitioning to notes of cigar box, toast, and black pepper with chewy tannins and bright acidity.

13% ABV

Aged in stainless steel tanks

$7 a bottle

Enjoying this one at the bar of one of our favorite restaurants, I didn’t feel the environment conducive to scoring.

Drinking well now.

I’ve had wine!

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