Open Bottle - Thirsty Thursday!!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)

50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah

 "This has been a reliable producer of terrific values in the Cotes du Rhone (and for their Tavel rose) for a number of years, and they have once again done an admirable job." - Robert Parker"s Wine Advocate 

91 Points Vinous

 "Deep orange-pink. Powerful aromas of ripe red berries, cherry, blood orange and nectarine, plus a hint of lavender emerging in the background. Palate-staining raspberry, bitter cherry and tangerine flavors develop a sweetening touch of honey.
Chewy and expansive on the persistent finish, which repeats the pit fruit and floral notes." -
Josh Raynolds

The Washington Post
Dave McIntyre
April 3, 2020

Château de Ségriès Tavel 2019,
Rhone Valley, France, $26

"Tavel is an appellation in the Rhone Valley of southern France that was famous for its rosé wine long before rosé became a fad in this country. And despite the trendy preference for paler pinks, Tavel maintains its tradition of deeply colored rosé with enough heft to accompany heartier foods. This wine is not for casual sipping along the Cote d’Azur, or even on your patio.
Have this with a seafood stew, grilled fish or barbecued pork."

Our Thoughts on this wine.....

The only appellation in the Rhone completely dedicated to Rose', a Tavel comes in many hues from light salmon to bright pink and is said to be the only rosé that can actually age - and improve. 
This bottling has beautiful ripe cherry and red berry aromas with floral scents.
Good concentration on the palate, flavorful and perfectly balanced.
Good acidity and mineral backbone make it a great match with Provençal or Asian cuisine, grilled meat, fresh fruit salads.


 Elsewhere at $25.00

Our Regular price $21.99

Special Sale Price 

$18.00  a bottle
 $93.00 for six 

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A bit about Chateau de Segries

Owner Henri de Lanzac (cousin of the Delorme family of Domaine de la Mordorée)purchased Chateau de Segries in 1994 from Count Henri de Regis, the founder of the Lirac AOC. Lirac wines have been produced in the Southern Rhone Valley since before Roman times. During the Renaissance, they were favorites of the kings and popes of Avignon. In the late 1700’s, production was high, but in 1863 phylloxera hit. The area struggled to recover until the early 1900’s. In the 1930’s, Count Henri de Régis began working to improve the quality of wines, vintage after vintage. In 1945, he obtained the highest distinction, a cru, of the Côtes du Rhône. Lirac is the oldest recorded wine of the Côtes du Rhône region, and was the first to be produced in red, white and rosé. It became an AOC in 1947.

Located between (and shared by) Lirac & Tavel is perhaps the best terroir for red wine, the windy plateau Vallongue. The vineyards on this plateau are full of ‘galets roulés’ – these hard, dense silica-rolled pebbles absorb heat during the day & return it to the vines at night. Their presence also allows for deep vine roots, which results in outstanding terroir.
Ségriès, along with Domaine de la Mordorée and Domaine Grand Veneur, use grapes from this area.
Château de Ségriès owns 58 hectares of vineyard land, all in old vines.

  • 38 hectares – Lirac Rouge, on clay and limestone-based soils
  • 1.5 hectares – Lirac Blanc
  • 11 hectares - Tavel, on limestone, pebble stone, sand and clay-based soils.
  • 4 hectares - Côtes du Rhône
  • 3.5 hectares - Clos de l"Hermitage

Robert Parker Jr called Chateau de Ségriès, “a super value treasure trove in the Southern Rhone” whose “wines continue to go from strength to strength.”