Friday, October 21, 2011

2009 àMaurice Cellars Pour Me

Wine: Pour Me (Red Blend)
Producer: àMaurice Cellars
Vintage: 2008    Varietal(s): 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, 28% Merlot
Barrel(s): 2 years in French Oak (40% new)
Cost: $17-20
Quality: 90-91 | Very Good/Excellent

Opaque dark blood red in color. On the nose is black currants, spice box, and violets. The palate is dark fruit, chocolate covered tart cherries ending with a floral note. Exceptionally smooth and well balanced. A great choice for any dinner. Very Good/Excellent.

Buzz: àMaurice Cellars was founded in 2006 by the Schafer family. The family searched hard to find the right land to build a great vineyard and wines. Only a few vintages in, winemaker Anna Schafer is making excellent wine. Watching the winery’s video and listening to Anna reminds me of exactly what I love about wine too. I’m including the video below. Recommended

              


Availability: Metropolitan Market



àMaurice Cellars 
www.amaurice.com 
Walla Walla, WA 
Since 2006

4 comments:

  1. I've tried this a few times and am liking it a lot.
    I was under the impression that Met market was not supposed to name the winery. I'm curious how you knew it was àMaurice Cellars?

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  2. Great question. The wine steward at my Met Market told me when I asked about the wine. Of course that sealed the purchase for me. I also emailed àMaurice Cellars about the blend to get some more information prior to writing the post and they were kind enough to email me more info on the blend.

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  3. very helpful thank you
    I'm planning to pick up a case while it's on special at $15
    I also enjoyed your review of the 2008 Chandler Reach Monte Regalo. I haven't tried it for a few years but will lkook to see if it is still avaiable.

    Another red blend from Met Market I'm enjoying is the Olson estate red. A bit more in your face fruit, but also a great price right now

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  4. Does anyone know? Is "Pour Me" a field blend?

    Thanks,
    Pat

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