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Steve Burgess, Volunteer Fireman, Soccer Dad, Owner Burgess Cellars

Steve is as low key and down to earth as his wines are fine. Tasters responded very positively to both.
September 7, 2017

         The lithe prettiness and grace of his Russian River 2015 Chardonnay Burnside Road Vineyard, were pleasant surprise for many people. Many had not tasted Napa Syrah and found his 2012 Syrah Napa to be a great value at its price. it was a favorite of the tasting for value.
        Both Cabernets were extraordinary, as solid as we have come to expect from Burgess. The Estate Cabernet is approachable now. Both it and the Reserve will benefit from aging.
        A new release, the 2013 Mountaineer  was a much more approachable and instantly likeable wine. Several people purchased bottles at the tasting.
        The special pricing for the event will be good through the end of the week. They are well worth your consideration
Burgess Cellars
2015 Chardonnay Burnside Road Vineyard, Russian River Burgess notes "Lemon-lime, pineapple, mango, key-lime pie with yummy crust. Full flavored and impeccably, elegantly, balanced amounts of fruit, wood, and acidity. Dry, but very fruity finish." Reg $48, SPECIAL $39, mixed case $35.10, Case $33.15 Very limited
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Wine Advocate "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (at a very fair price, by the way) has beautiful blackcurrant fruit, blackberry, underlying earth and spice, medium to full body, a long finish and sweet, moderate tannin. A rather classic example of Napa viticulture and still available at a shockingly realistic price. This beautiful wine is young, but reflects the greatness of 2013, and should promise to improve and evolve for another 15-20 years." Reg $59, SPECIAL $47, mixed case $42.30, Case $39.95
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve; Color: light red black; Aroma: chocolate, raher dense firm, fresh herbal light fragrant, ; Mouth: fresh rather firm, clean pretty, lightly elegant firm, fine acidity, racy clean firm, somwahat tannic and closed; Excellent - Outstanding ; Reg $139, SPECIAL $110, mixed case $99, Case $93.50
2012 Syrah Napa "Full bodied, this estate-made, 100% varietal wine is sinewy and dense, a combination of ripe, luscious blackberry and blueberry, akin to a compote, seasoned in lavender and black licorice. Weighty, it'll pair well with wintertime meals, finishing with a suggestion of vanilla bean." Reg $32, SPECIAL $26, mixed case $23.44, Case $22.10
2013 Mountaineer Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon with a small amount of Petit Verdot Wine Spectator "Rich, powerful and well-built, with floral blueberry and fruitcake spice aromas, and complex flavors of currant, smoky cracked pepper and black olive. Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2029. 794 cases made." Reg $139, SPECIAL $110, mixed case $99, Case $93.50
Special Burgess Case 3 each Chardonnay and Syrah, 4 Estate Cabernet, 1 each Cabernet Reserve and Mountaineer $515
The Burgess Five; One each of the wines, discounted $299


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