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10 Wines With Sexually Seductive Names

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La Cadierenne Cuvée Grande Tradition Bandol Rosé 2008, A.C., Provence, France: Gorgeous notes of ripe fleshy strawberries and raspberries but bone-dry and refreshing. A blend of mourvèdre, grenache and cinsault. Perfect for marriage proposal picnics. 119453 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 88/100. August 29, 2009 Full Review
Château La Confession Cabernet Franc Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, A.C., Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France: Full oak treatment is balanced with ultra-rick blackberry and plums. Mocha-coffee nose with a velvety texture. Long, wistful finish that leaves you longing for more. Perfect for trying to impress the boss. Drink: 2010-2020. 563684 13% D 750 mL  $62.00 Score: 91/100. May 15, 2010 Full Review
Moet & Chandon Moet & Chandon Rose Games Of Seduction, Champagne, France: Glorious and seductive bubbly with fleeting aromas of field strawberries. Tickles the senses. Drink: 2015-2025. 127829 12.50% XD 750 mL  $75.00 Score: 91/100. January 8, 2017 Top Rated Sparkling Wine. Full Review
Domaine Saint Andéol Séduction Cairanne 2007, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France: Deliciously rich and full-bodied with aromas of dark red an smoky-cedar finish.d black fruit plus a seductive Drink: 2010-2015. 248575 14% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. January 7, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Pond Paddock Te Muna Pinot Noir 2008, Martinborough, North Island, New Zealand: Big bright cherries but not sweet. I like the balance here, including the mouth-watering acidity that makes this so ideal for food. Silky texture. So very lovely. Perfect for wives or mistresses. Drink: 2011-2015. 205435 13.70% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 91/100. February 19, 2011 Full Review
Sexy Fita Preta Tempranillo Rosé 2010, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal: Vintages Wine Panel: This flirtatious pink wine is as playfully seductive as the name implies. Strawberry and cherry aromas mingle with earthy notes and exotic floral accents. Juicy red berry flavours emerge on the palate, coupled with a delicate touch of spice. Comprised mainly of traditional Port grapes Touriga Nacional and Aragónez (aka Tempranillo), this rosé makes a delightfully satisfying sipper. My note: Yes it’s a marketing-driven wine but it actually has a lovely raspberry fresh flavour. Full-bodied for rosé. Drink: 2010-2013. 117077 13.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 87/100. June 25, 2011 Full Review
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates 14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend Hot to Trot 14 Hands Vineyards Columbia Valley 2009, Washington, United States: Dynamite for the price! Simply wow. Smooth, full-bodied and packed with luscious dark plum and blackberry aromas. This wine takes its name from the time when wild mustang horses ran freely around the hills of eastern Washington State where this wine is made. Drink: 2010-2014. 226522 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. January 3, 2012 Heavenly Hamburger Wine Full Review
Ménage à Trois Red 2011, California, United States: Don't buy it for the whimsical name: buy it because it's good! Loaded with black fruit and dark chocolate aromas. Smooth and full-bodied with a lovely juiciness for many dishes. A blend of zinfandel, merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes. Drink: 2012-2015. 308007 13.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 90/100. September 12, 2013 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Folie à Deux Zinfandel 2008, Amador County, California, United States: Savoury and dark, a lot more understated than typical zins, almost cab-like with cassis and blackcurrant. Drink: 2012-2015. 147231 14.50% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 90/100. May 26, 2012 Full Review

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