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Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,

Lovers of California Cabernet Sauvignon consider 1997 a blockbuster year. Superb flowering conditions in late May and June and a long, mild growing season resulted in what Robert Parker calls, “the most compelling Cabernet Sauvignons of the nineties”. The wines are rich, ripe, balanced and complete, a Cali Cab enthusiast’s dream come true.

We recently acquired a limited supply of 1997’s from the best producers and have decided to offer them as a six pack. This is a piece of California’s viticultural history and could be the ultimate Cabernet collection. There are only six of these six packs available, so first come, first served...

Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon - “this blockbuster yet surprisingly elegant wine cuts a brilliant swath across the palate. A seamless effort with beautifully integrated acidity, sweet tannin, and alcohol”, 96 pts RP

Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Winemaker Bo Barrett calls his 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate one of the greatest wines Montelena has produced - 98 pts RP

Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford -“an expansive and charming blockbuster Cabernet”, 94 pts RP

Beringer “Bancroft Ranch” Cabernet Sauvignon - “dazzling concentration, explosive richness that stains the palate, and finishes with sensational extract and balance.”- 95 pts RP

Diamond Creek “Volcanic Hill” Cabernet Sauvignon - “Diamond Creek is easily among the top 10 Cabernet producers in California”, Wine Spectator, June 1998 - 93 pts WS

Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Tim Mondavi believes 1997 rivals the great Mondavi Reserves made in 1987, 1990, 1991, and 1994 -95 pts RP

diamondcreek insignia lokaya montelena mondavi beringer

The shelf price for this six-pack is $905. Normally a collection like this would go to the highest bidder at auction but our special email price is only... $765.00... not bad for a taste of California Wine history!

Please order on-line or by e-mailing us at sales or call us on 212-924-6999

We have a spectacular schedule of free events coming this evening, Friday and Saturday - a great line up of unique wines from around the world... 10% off all wines tasted, only from your friends at Le Dû’s Wines.

This Evening, Thursday October 12th, from 5:30-8pm
Wines from the Martin Scott Portfolio

Representing Martin Scott is Deirdre Ledwitz. Deirdre is featured in an article in the October issue of Food and Wine along with our very own Jean Luc Le Dû. Here’s what she’ll be pouring...

Fournier “Vielles Vignes” Sancerre 2004 - A beautiful Sauvignon Blanc with delicate aromas of acacia blossoms and white flowers and a full, rich palate. A classic from the Loire Valley made from old vines (vielles vignes).

Steven Vincent Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 - Complex flavors, soft tannins, and French oak blended perfectly in this superb balanced wine. The best American Cab on the market for under $15.

Tardieu-Laurent Cotes Du Rhône “Le Becs Fin” 2004 - One of our best selling wines. Tons of fruit in this magnificent, powerful Cotes du Rhône. A mouth pleaser and a heart stopper! Bigger, rounder and more earth & spice overtones that typical Rhône Blends.

Core #442 2003 - This innovative blend of 44% Mourvèdre, 36% Grenache, and 20% Syrah reveals big, peppery, earthy flavors, a muscular personality and great balance to support the irresistible fruit.

Friday October 13th from 5:30-8pm
Some very special bottles from David Bowler Wines

Carrie Amos will be coming into the store to enlighten us on the following wines...

Karthauserhof Eitelsbacker Karthauserhofberg Kabinett 2005 - The name may be a mouthful but the flavor is delicate and nimble with great depth. This is the wine to pair with Asian cuisine. From the highly acclaimed 2005 German vintage.

Karthauserhof Eitelsbacker Karthauserhofberg Spatlese Dry, 2005 - If you thought all German wines were sweet you must try this dry Spatlese with floral aromas and classic peach and mineral flavors.

Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape "Cuvee Girard" 2004 - This is a classic Chateauneuf du Pape, earthy and spicy with big fruit flavors.

Saturday, October 13th from 3-6pm - Tour de France - The 2003 Vintage with Eric Dubourg from Wineberry
2003 was a unique and controversial vintage for France. In Bordeaux it produced intensely, opulent, hedonistic wines with huge fruit as well as big, muscular, long lived cellar wines. We will be pouring two great bottles from the Medoc and one from Pomerol. In the Northern Rhone it was the finest vintage in recent memory and we have the Sorrel Hermitage to prove it. Here's what Monsieur Dubourg will be pouring

Chateau Ollieux Romanis - Corbieres White 2003
Chateau Brillette - Moulis 2003
Seuil de Mazeyres - Pomerol 2003
Fiefs de Lagrange - Saint Julien 2003
- 2nd wine of Chateau Lagrange (3rd growth)
JMB Sorrel, Hermitage “Le Vignon” 2003


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Jean-Luc Join "James Beard Award Winner" Jean Luc Le Dû and guest lecturers in a series of weekly tastings and discussions appropriate for wine lovers of all levels. Wine is more than a beverage of pleasure; it is a constantly changing landscape of history, geography, art and science. Drawing on his vast knowledge, unique experiences and extensive travels, Jean Luc will use a clear and unpretentious approach to help you understand and navigate mondo vino.

Jean Luc Le Dû has lectured at Degustibus @ Macy's, The Institute of Culinary Education, The Hamptons Food & Wine Festival and The Santa Barbra Uncorked Festival. As a sommelier he has organized many international level wine tastings for clients such as Christie's and Restaurant Daniel.

For reservations call 212-924-6999 or e-mail Andy.
All Seminars run from 6:30-8:00pm and are held in the store.
15% discount on any three seminars.

Wednesday, October 18 - The World’s Best Wine Values - $50
Wednesday, October 25 - Jean Luc’s Favorite Wine Regions - $70

We hope to see you here...

Jean-Luc Le Dû.

Event Cancellation Policy
Payment is required in full at time of reservation to guarantee a seat. Cancellations received less than two weeks but more than three days prior to each seminar will be refunded with store credit only. Cancellations received within three days of each seminar will not be refunded.

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