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  • Writer's pictureThe Bluebird. A Midtown Eatery.

On researching Louis Latour wines I am humbled that this winery has been around for over 2 centuries. 200 years of wine making. 🤯 I feel like what ever my puny opinions are they wont't do the winery justice. The website ( has a timeline going back over 200 years, and seeing French Revolution listed on there along with other major events makes me appreciate the winery and it also makes me want to try more.

The 2020 Louis Latour Grand Ardèche Chardonnay is an entry level wine in the L.L. catalog. The wine is grown in the western banks of the Rhone river, it is about 60 miles north of the Mediterranean Sea. The winters are mild and the summers are hot and dry.

This chardonnay has a beautiful yellow color, the nutty aroma is followed up by a rich, full mouthfeel. The persistant finish would pair beatifully with oysters, the Chilean Seabass is first and foremost in my thoughts with this wine.

For the red wine this month, I chose another Powers wine from Washington. The one this month is the 2018 Powers Cabernet Franc-Rattlesnake Hills. Remember the Carmenere from way back in March.

I'm sharing my love maps, and I wanted to give you an idea of where the juice comes from. I drove thru the area on the way back from Thanksgiving-this time of year was kinda boring, but its fun to see all the great growing areas that we are blessed with. This Cab Franc is really a elegant wine. Layered with all the dark fruits, I really picked up on dark cherries. The slate minerality is a nice touch, but again layered with cherry licorice and hints of vanilla. The tannis are strong and linger on the finish. If you are planning a Prime Rib for Christmas, keep this wine in mind.

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Indigo Wine Club Selections

This month is a hodgepodge of some of my favorite wines from the year. It's still hard to believe we are at the end of the year. I'm already scheming for next year. We really enjoyed having the Long Shadow tasting last week and are planning on more events like that.

As for this month, the selections are an eclectic mix. I'm revisiting the Powers wines, well because, they are just a darn good value. The Cabernet Franc is 100% from Sheridan Vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills.

For the white wine selection, I chose an easy drinking Chardonnay from Louis Latour. A nice option for all your holiday celebrations.

Sapphire Wine Club Selections

You've seen the Esja wines before, I am really just smitten with what the winemaker is doing. It was inadvertent, but we are back in Rattlesnake Hills with another Cabernet Franc.

The white wine for the Sapphire level this month, is my favorite wine from the whole year. Spanish white wines are already my favorite but the Lagar d Cervera Alabriño really makes me want to quit my job and move to Spain.

Peacock Wine Club Selection.

The wines from Dunham are a no brainer. The Cabernet Sauvignon has won wine competitions and score 90+ points from Wine Enthusiast, James Suckling and Jeb Dunnuck. Dunham Cellars has been a mainstay in Walla Walla since 1995 and continues to release acclaimed wine.

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Re: November Wine Club - Sapphire post, I thought the prices on the website were a typo. This is not a blog post to talk about politics, but currently Argentina is going through some serious politicking. Milei's "economic 'shock' therapy," 😣, the Gaza strip 😟 War in Ukraine🙁 Global Warming😩Whoa that got dark fast.

Lets keep it light. I'm glad in my own little way I am able to support Argentina's wine this month. The red Peacock selection is the 2018 Viña Cobos 'Vinculum' Malbec.

Luján de Cuyo Appellation
Las Compuertas

According to the winemakers notes the growing season had "excellent climactic conditions" thoughtout the growing season. The vineyards are well loved and maintained and resulted in high-quality fruit with good color and concentration. The fruit was hand harvested March 15-->April 15. The juice was aged in 37% new french oak barrels for 18 months. Its visually appealing as soon as that violet red juice hits the glass. Vibrant floral notes were the first notes that wafted out of the the glass, followed by bright red cherry. Then comes a hints of a vanilla/cedary humidor the tannis elegantly linger on the pallet.

This wine would be 100% on point with a prime rib this holiday season.

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