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Louis Roederer Brut Rosé 2012, Champage, France

Roederer-Brut-RoseVarietal/Blend: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay

Tasting note: Golden pink hue with bright red tints. Persistent streams of bubbles. Intense bouquet of ripe fruit (blackcurrant) and candied orange, accompanied by subtle notes of orange blossom and Madagascar vanilla. The rounded, smooth, silky, full-bodied palate has notes of hazelnut and cocoa beans and is lengthened by a fresh, chalky finish.

Marchesi di Frescobaldi Mormoreto, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

VaMormoretorietal/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Tasting note: Mormoreto appears an opaque, deep ruby red. A rich, complex nose boasts well-ripened wild berries, such as blackberry and raspberry, cocoa powder and cocoa butter, roasted espresso bean with subtle notes of vanilla and cinnamon, and hints of clove, jasmine, and grey tea leaves. On the palate, it is smooth and well-rounded with a more pronounced influence of bitter chocolate, crisp raspberry, single-malt whisky, and vanilla tobacco.

Migration Pinot Noir 2016, Russian River Valley AVA, California, USA

2016-Migration-Sonoma-Coast-Pinot-NoirVarietal/Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Tasting note: This vibrant Pinot Noir has aromas of cranberry, Bing cherry and black raspberry, as well as hints of flowers and earthy forest floor. The lush red berry notes are echoed on the palate, where they are underscored by toasty oak and hints of buttery pie crust and sweet baking spices.