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EPISODE #74
Actor John Ducey & Last-Minute Wines
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Wines of the Night

The "Tendresse" is equal parts Grenache and Syrah with notes of raspberry coulis, ripe cherries and aromas of alder wood. The wine picks up density and weight as it opens, showing peppery and Asian spices and sweeter riper fruit. This is a polished Côtes-du-Rhône with a beautiful rhythm that will continue to evolve in your glass. Right now, it is perfect for all grilled fare, whether it be savory spiced lamb chops or herb crusted pork chops.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 89

Tom: 89

Scott: 89

2014 Marques de Murrietta “Finca Ygay” Reserva Rioja ($20)

Made from Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano, this wine embodies ripe fruit qualities with a perfect balance of acidity, supple roundness on the palate and a hint of new oak. The Marques de Murrieta vineyards on the 741-acre (300-hectare) Ygay Estate are located in Rioja Alta between 420 meters to 500 meters above sea level.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 90

Tom: 90

Scott: 88

The "Passion de Terrasse" is from among the oldest vines from sites in Aubert, La Roue and around the winery in Saint-Jean-de-Muzols It is 100% Syrah fermented whole-cluster and aged in 400L barrels for about 12 months with a small poriton of new wood. The results, as with all of Guy's wines, are pure balanced expressions of his terroir.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 91

Tom: 90

Scott: 91

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