Almaviva is the award winning Cabernet based Bordeaux Blend grown at the top of the Andes. This project combines Chateau Mouton Rotheschild with Opus and Concha y Toro. If you attended our March tasting you tasted the highly acclaimed 2012 vintage. This coming Tuesday night, for our "Spring Release " tasting we will be tasting the 2013 vintage.
CRITICAL REVEIWS BELOW!
P.S. Watch for the our full spring release lineup to be published and emailed to you tomorrow!
72% cabernet sauvignon, 19% carmenere, 6% cabernet franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% merlot
"Superb aromas of Indian spices, blackberry, blueberry and dried flowers. Full body, soft and polished tannins and an amazing finesse of subtle yet intense flavors. This is so pure and fruity. Another great Almaviva. Reminiscent of the great 2010. A blend of 72% cabernet sauvignon, 19% carmenere, 6% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot and 1% merlot." 97 points James Suckling
Has a subtle nose with very nicely integrated spicy aromas from the elevage. The palate is very approachable, soft and velvety, with very good balance and a fine texture because of the very fine tannins. 94 Points- Wine Advocate
(Aged for 18 months in 75 percent new French oak barrels) Vivid ruby-red. Expressive, oak-spiced cherry, black currant and rose pastille aromas are complemented by suggestions of vanilla and licorice. Sweet, seamless and penetrating in the mouth, offering intense dark berry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a repeating vanilla note. Shows excellent focus and appealing sweetness on the long, juicy finish, which features repeating spiciness and subtle, slow-building tannins. (JR) (2/2017)
93 points Vinous
The Classic Cafe, Roanoke
Tuesday, May 23, 6:30pm
Spring flowers - new spring releases
General Manager Francis Silmon oversees tasting and compares fantastic wines, paired with Chef Charles' appetizers. You can always count on this to be a fun and informative event. Call 817-430-8185 to reserve your space.
$60 per person
Blake Maso, MISO Imports, will be guest speaker introducing us to new wines from their European portfolio.