aMaurice Artist Series ReRe 2018
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Are you looking for fantastic Washington red blends that are drinking beautifully right now? Well WE certainly are and we have two personal favorites for you from Walla Walla's aMaurice.
The first blend has been a favorite since the first minute we tasted it (the 2012, many years back): aMaurice's Artist Series. Each vintage of Artist blend features a different artist’s work on the front label, sort of like Washington's very (very!) reasonably priced version of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. The 2018 ReRe follows its predecessors as art in a bottle.
We recently tasted several library wines from aMaurice and a total standout/knockout was their 2016 Night Owl. Another delicious red blend, this time from their Walla Walla estate vineyard and from the exceptional 2016 vintage, the extra time in bottle allows this to shine—see above, drinking beautifully right now. One longtime personal favorite of ours and one new one, we highly recommend both!
Gorgeous Washington red wine. Immediately engaging, I wanted to dive right into the glass. What we particularly love about the Artist Series blends and wow, in the 2018 ReRe, is the fruit purity and essence of balance—no excessive oak or tannin or anything. Plump and velvety already with a lovely fresh buoyancy.
While aMaurice's Artist Series are named for the artists who grace the front labels, an equal degree of art is in the bottle. Winemaker Anna Schafer created some of our favorite Washington red blends over the years, works of art in their own right that we highly, highly recommend.
94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2018 ReRe 1930 offers up a deep plum color as well as a solid array of red and black fruits, tobacco leaf, earth, and spice, with more floral and exotic notes emerging with time in the glass. Reminding me of a beautiful Pomerol with its floral, exotic aromatics and seamless texture, this medium to full-bodied red has nicely integrated acidity, ripe, polished tannins, and a gorgeous finish. I love its overall balance and it should evolve gracefully for 10-15 years."
93 points Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media: "Musky blackcurrant, black raspberry, licorice, bitter chocolate, and menthol on the nose. A dense, silky, concentrated fruit bomb in the mouth, with dark berry and dark chocolate flavors accented and shaped by menthol and mineral notes. Wonderfully sweet and mouth filling with a savory umami silkiness and no rough edges. Finishes with sweet tannins and terrific lingering fruits, spices, and chocolate, along with a hint of woodsmoke. Balanced and delicious from the start but possesses the sheer material to evolve slowly and gracefully. My sample held up extremely well for 72 hours."
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