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Domaine Coume del Mas, Galateo 2014, AOP Banyuls Rimage Wow! Rich, sweet and somehow light. Love. Love. Love. Jeez! —Alan Blum SEEKING IMPORTER Domaine du Clos des Feés 2010 Grenache Blanc, Vielles Vignes, IGP Côtes Catalanes Here's a straw yellow/ yellow, elegant, creamy surprise. I would decant this wine to bring out the pleasant honey spicy balance. Shows the terroir throughout- limestone! – John Cressman DOMAINE SELECT WINE & SPIRITS Arnaud de Villeneuve No 153 RD 900 2015 Rosé, AOP Côtes du Roussillon Pure red fruit: pomegranate, plums and wild strawberry and strawberry leaf along with bursts of purple flowers. —Jennifer Schmitt USA WINE IMPORTS, INC. Arnaud de Villeneuve Tradition 2014, AOP Muscat de Rivesaltes Straw, peaches and apricots. Beautiful! —John Cressman USA WINE IMPORTS, INC Domaine de L'Architecte Aux Figuiers 2014 Grenache Noir, IGP Côtes Catalanes Medium plus aromatics, medium plus acidity are greatly inviting. Ripe rhubarb, roasted plum and the gar - rigue du Roussillon really shines through. —Parag Lalit SEEKING IMPORTER Château Nadal Hainaut 1900 La Centenaire 2013 Carignan, IGP Côtes Catalanes Love this Carignan on its own. It's a pretty, floral red that has hints of lavender and crushed roses on the nose. On the palate it hints of pomegranate and stewed plums. —Alex Basich SEEKING IMPORTER Domaine Vaquer, Cuvée Bernard 2014, AOP Côtes du Roussillon Full power and balance on the notes. Depth of flavor tannins and balance. Full mouth and flavor. Long finish. I would pair this with short ribs. —Charles Lockhart HAND PICKED SELECTIONS Domain Trilles Initiation 2014, AOP Côtes du Roussillon Blackberry, sweet tobacco, cracked pepper, juniper and rosemary and blackberry skin like tannins. It's a really pretty and refreshing wine for such a warm climate. Just a bit of that violet and sweet tart floral. Quite yum. —Arthur Hon MY FRENCH WINE CLUB Domaine Treloar Le Secret 2012 AOP Côtes du Roussillon A spectacular expression of the Roussillon. The black fruit portrays itself well. Tobacco, leather, garrigue complimenting the profundity of the name. Very pretty. —Parag Lalit LOUBATON IMPORTS Domaine Semper Voluptas 2014, AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde Pure and charming. Concentrated black berry and black cherry. Cola and cooked root vegetable with a fresh herbal palate. —Jennifer Schmitt SEEKING IMPORTER Kevin Bratt, Wine Director, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab and Parag Lalit, Head Sommelier, Sixteen. From left to right: Arthur Hon, Beverage Director at Sepia; Belinda Chang, Wine Director at Maple & Ash; and John Cressman, Managing Director for World Wide Wine Importing & Exporting. Mitch Einhorn, Beverage Director, Lush Wine & Spirits and Barbara Hermann, Buyer, Binny's Beverage Depot. complexity of a 2014 Les Cistes (AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel), by Domaine Fontanel colored a deep purple in the glass. The next four selections, all reds—a 2014 Serge & Nicolas (AOP Maury Sec) by Domaine Cabirau, a 2013 Scelerata (AOP Côtes du Roussillon Les Aspres) by Domaine Sol Payré, a 2013 Cuvée Elise (AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages) by Domaine de Rombeau and a 2013 L'Edre (AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages) by Domaine de L'Edre — were briefly discussed and deemed to be of fine quality until the crowning point of the flight, like the apex in the arc a great play, a 2009 La Petite Siberie (AOP Côtes du Notes TASTING

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