We’re thrilled to be participating in the most badass wine party in the world, Wine Riot!
Wine Riot 2014 nationwide tour kicked off for us last weekend in New York City at Center 548 in the heart of Manhattan’s Art Gallery District. Over three thousand wine revelers had the chance to taste their way through 200 wines from across the globe. To celebrate our third year anniversary at Wine Riot, we printed a limited edition series of Yoleaux tshirts that were a huge hit with festival goers! Attendees had an opportunity to win shirts by simply posting their tweets and photos, capturing the spirit of #BordeauxLife.
We had Le Wine Buff, April Bloom along with Laura Burgess of laurauncorked.com and Adam Teeter of vinepair.com, on hand to pour and educate wine tasters on the gospel of Bordeaux. On top for the reds was Chateau Bernadotte 2006, a Haut-Médoc red featured in Eric Asimov’s inaugural Wine School series, while an Entre-deux-Mers from Chateau Martinon 2010 reigned supreme for the whites. But, as the saying goes, there’s a wine for everyone, and all our Bordeaux found at least a handful of palettes to please; just ask Howard from Eat To Blog or Being Baxter!
Check out the full list of wines poured at Wine Riot NYC below and flick through some pictures from the event on Flickr. Next stop: Chicago. See you soon, Windy City!
Carmes de Rieussec 2010, Sauternes, $17 / Semillon (92%), Sauvignon Blanc (5%), Muscadelle (3%)
A ripe, flashy style, with a big core of pineapple chiffon, creamed peach, apricot and tangerine notes matched to a creamy mouthfeel. Goes great with blue cheese or spicy food.
Chateau Bernadotte, 2006, Haut Medoc, $23 / Merlot (51%), Cabernet Sauvignon (46%), Petit Verdot (3%)
A classic style with notes of licorice, roasted herbs, cedar, and black currants. Medium-bodied with fine ripeness as well as moderate tannin. Enjoy it with a stew or a grilled red meat.
Chateau Robin 2010, Castillon-Cotes de Bordeaux, $21.95 / Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)
A toasted, polished style, with friendly mocha and roasted vanilla notes allied seamlessly to creamy cassis, plum and blackberry fruit flavors.
Chateau Lauduc Classic, 2012, Bordeaux, $13 / Cabernet Franc (75%), Merlot (25%)
Juicy nose of ripe berries with red currant, and crisp clean palate with vibrant acidity. Pair it with seafood, cold soups, or fresh salads.
Chateau d’Archambeau 2011, Graves, $14.95 / Sauvignon Blanc (70%), Sémillon (30%)
Beautiful bright yellow color with golden green shine. Complex nose with citrus fruits, white flowers, and hazelnut, seasoned with a fine and discreet woody aroma. Delicious with grilled fish or white meat.
Chateau Martinon 2010, Entre-deux-Mers, $11.95 / Semillon (60%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%), Muscadelle (10%)
Beautiful golden dress, intense nose of white fruit, apricot, citrus and exotic fruits. A very aromatic mouth, fleshy, excellent length, good balance. Delicious with grilled fish and smoked herring.