Hennepin Lake Liquors Weekend Tasting

Hennepin Lake Liquors

Tasted November 2, 2019 by 3daywinereview.com with 65 views

Introduction

Great wines out for tasting today. Thanks Phil and the guy I talked to from St. Paul.

Flight 1 (8 notes)

White
2015 Domaine Christophe Cordier Mâcon-Charnay Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Charnay
90 points
Very nice. Sampled at Hennepin Lake Liquors. Saline, apple, minerals and pear. Medium finish and good acidity. Solid everyday value. 90 points
White
2017 Newton Chardonnay Skyside USA, California, Sonoma County
89 points
Sampled at Hennepin Lake Liquors. Nice wine with sour apple, mild oak, spice, vanilla and minerals. Medium finish and good acidity. Solid everyday Chardonnay. 89 points
Rosé
2018 Gassier Côtes de Provence Sables d'Azur Rosé France, Provence, Côtes de Provence
85 points
This was much better than the last time I sampled this wine. Sampled at Hennepin Lake Liquors. Rose petals, strawberry and minerals. Simple but tasty enough. 85 points
White
2016 J. Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
90 points
Sampled at Hennepin Lake Liquors. Grass, lemon, minerals and grapefruit. Very refreshing and a solid domestic Sauvignon Blanc. 90 points
Red
2014 Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve USA, California, Napa Valley
92 points
Sampled at Hennepin Lake Liquors. This was rocking. Dark fruits, spice, oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. Medium to long finish. Drinking well now but this could go another decade. Excellent wine!!! 92 points
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Red
2017 Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon USA, Washington, Columbia Valley
90 points
Another great showing of this wine. Hennepin Lake Liquors go to under $20 Cab. Nice fruit featuring cherry, plum and blueberries. Licorice and spice. Medium finish and pleasing to any palate. 90 points
Red
2015 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley USA, California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley
92 points
Another great showing of one of the better Knights Valley Cabs at Hennepin Lake Liquors. Cherry, pencil lead, spice, floral and blueberries. Medium to long finish. Good concentration. 92 points
Red
2014 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Blueline USA, California, Napa Valley
94 points
Super wine tasted at Hennepin Lake Liquors today. Dark berries, oak, minerals, earth and coffee beans. Long finish and picks up some pencil lead. This wine is young and has endless opportunity for aging. Top notch wine. 94 points
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