A selection of French favorites from our friends at Baron Francois is on tap this Thursday from 5 to 8 PM, offering a whirlwind tour through some of the most classic regions of the country often regarded as the spiritual homeland of wine. Join us for this free tasting to sample these fantastic, fabulous, fun French wines.
Chateau Cap Leon Veyrin ($25.99): For Bordeaux, 2010 was a stunning vintage matched in recent history only by ’05 and the legendary millennial vintage in ’00. Chateau Cap Leon Veyrin here offers both the structure and ripe black fruits of the vintage. It has wood-aging flavors, with a touch of caramel and a lengthy, mouthwatering finish.
Ferraton Cote du Rhone Blanc ‘Samorens’ ($12.99): With a subdued but evocative nose, and a gorgeous golden color, this unique white wine delivers excellent quality at a killer price. Pretty citrus blossoms, fresh vibrant fruit and a bit of minerality to close out the show make this an excellent accompaniment to a meal or a casual aperitif wine for an afternoon with friends.
Chateau La Roche Mezieres ($12.99): With a beautiful deep garnet color, aromas of dry plums, cherries and leather this wine instantly cozies up to you. On the palate, the wine is sturdy but supple, round and well balanced with a long and fruity finish. Almost made for roasted chicken, lamb or a selection of nice mild cheeses.Alain Geoffroy Chablis ($19.99): The first thing you notice here, is the well-defined bouquet with scents of lemon curd and apricot furnishing the aromatics, and apple blossom notes emerging later. The palate is fresh and vibrant with citrus lemon and orange zest. There is good acidity here with fine delineation and a bit of steely minerality on the finish.