23 Jul

Andy Blue’s Reviews of Clos de la Tech’s 2014s

Blue Lifestyle was founded more than 40 years ago by Anthony Dias Blue, the James Beard Award-winning wine and food writer and Editor-in-Chief of The Tasting Panel Magazine. Every year, Mr. Blue and his team taste and review more than 5,000 wine and 500 spirits. Many of these reviews appear in The Tasting Magazine and The SOMM Journal.

2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Estates                                                             93 Points

Deep ruby color; smooth and ripe nose with a pleasant hint of herbs; lush and round with lovely sweet oak, bright tannins and a long finish; with almost 1200 cases, this is the biggest production wine.

2014 Domaine Valeta “Sunny Slope”                                                          92 Points

Deep ruby color; smooth, deep and jammy with notes of ripe red fruit; racy, crisp acid structure; grown at 2300-feet on 3.5 acres.

2014 Domaine Lois Louise “Twisty Ridge”                                                  93 Points

From the highest vineyard; deep ruby color; lush red fruit nose; smooth, silky and elegant, pure fruit, soft tannins, rich and long.

2014 Domaine Lois Louise “Cote Sud”                                                         95 Points

Deep ruby color; smooth nose with a hint of clove and spice; silky texture with lovely acidity, medium body, lush, complex and long.

2014 Domaine du Docteur Rodgers                                                             98 Points

This is the jewel of the lot; deep ruby color; complex nose with a note of mint; lush, silky texture, deep, elegant and the most Burgundian; subtle, sweet oak and a long, rich finish.

2005 Domaine du Docteur Rodgers                                                             94 Points

Fourteen years old and still balanced and showing smooth texture, robust color and considerable depth; clearly mature, but quite a savory package. “loop”)||A)&&(