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Christian Marcoux

Christian Marcoux

Kathryn Hall Napa Valley

Hall Wines Kathryn Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Napa Valley, California, United States
1857 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 97/100

The Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is purely amazing - A show stopper. At the first sip, this masterpiece reveals delicious flavors of blackberry, raspberry, black pepper, cigar box, spice, vanilla, smoke and oak. Full-bodied with a lingering finish, the Kathryn Hall exposes a wonderful velvety balance. Close to perfection, this powerhouse Californian is a gem. Enjoy! Tasted at the Chateau Laurier at the California Wine Fair, April 2019 Tour.

Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Santa Cruz Mountains, California, United States
772 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 95/100

The 2019 Ridge Estate is an elegant blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Its aromas of blackberry, black plum, red bell pepper and spices are at another level. A full body, lengthy tannins and linear acidity provide complexity and refinement to the finish. Palate: berry, fig, black pepper, mocha and oak. Wow! Enjoy! Tasted at Emerging California Master-Class April 2022


Oak Ridge Winery Maggio Petite Sirah 2020

Lodi, California, United States
772 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 94/100

The Oak Ridge Maggio from Lodi is a succulent fruit-driven wine blended from Petit Syrah and Zinfandel. Aromas of black cherry, blueberry, dried rosemary and cinnamon are present and generous. The 2020 vintage shows balanced tannins and acidity, with a fruity finish. Palate: ripe cherry, sugarplum, black pepper and mocha. Fruit fruit and more fruit. Enjoy! Tasted at Emerging California Master-Class April 2022

Ginestra Riserva Barolo

Paolo Conterno Ginestra Riserva Barolo 2011

Piedmont, Italy
702 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 94/100

Ginestra Riserva Barolo 2011 is a powerhouse wine, showing ripe cherry, strawberry, herbs, leather, mocha, tea, cinnamon and charming oak. Full body, chewy tannins and fine acidity. The finish is refined and complex. Amazing wine. (94) Tasted at Gambero Rosso Italian Master-Class - June 2022

1210 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 94/100

Chateau Liot, located in the Barsac region, offers an opulent and heavenly Sauterne that reveals a delicious bouquet of papaya, yellow apple, peach, honeycomb, butter, crushed almond and crème brulee. Blended from 85% Semillon, 8% Muscadelle and 7% sauvignon blanc, and geniously created from the botrytis effect, the wine shows a full body, light acidity and an amazing round finish. Palate: apricot, cooked pineapple, mandarine, honey, lime zest, burnt caramel and vanilla. Enjoy!

Christian Marcoux

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