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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

OCTOBER 2017

35 VINTAGES

JANZEN BECKSTOFFER

TO KALON VINEYARD

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

Napa Valley

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2013 Janzen

Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To

Kalon easily lives up to the first-growth

reputation of this great terroir in Oakville.

Produced from clone 337, this is truly

profound stuff. It has an inky purple color

with notes of charcoal embers interwoven

with blueberry and blackberry liqueur,

forest floor and white flowers. This wine

was aged 27 months in 100% new

Taransaud cooperage and has fabulous

texture, richness and well-integrated

oak tannin, alcohol and acidity. Drink it

now as well as over the next 30+ years.

Drink Date: 2016-2046. Score:

96

(Robert Parker Jr.,

robertparker.com

,

Oct. 28, 2016)

55715 (XD) 750 mL $291.00

WHITE WINE

AUBERT LARRY HYDE & SONS

CHARDONNAY 2015

Carneros

TaSTING NOTE:

His 2015 Chardonnay

Larry Hyde & Sons, like many of the 2015s

and a consistent characteristic of most

of aubert’s wines, comes from mostly old

Wente clones as well, and has a bright

gold/greenish hue to its color as well as

a big, sweet kiss of caramelized citrus,

apple blossom, white peach and a touch

of pineapple. It is a beautiful wine, with

a full-bodied mouthfeel and a long, zesty

finish. anticipated maturity: now-2026.

Score:

95-97

(Robert Parker Jr.,

robertparker.com

, Oct. 28, 2016)

390831 (XD) 750 mL $205.00

USA

– OREGON

RED WINE

ADELSHEIM ELIZABETH’S

RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2013

Willamette Valley

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2013 Pinot Noir

Elizabeth’s Reserve underwent a four to

six day skin maceration and was matured

for ten months in 31% new French oak.

It offers raspberry and pomegranate

scents on the nose, before changing tack

towards hints of iodine and even boot

polish. The palate is lithe and fresh in the

mouth – succulent tannin and bright

red cherry and strawberry fruit to the fore.

Harmonious with good length, this is one

of the best releases from adelsheim this

year. Drink Date: 2016-2023. Score:

91

(Neal Martin,

robertparker.com

, april 27,

2016)

959312 (XD) 750 mL $98.00