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Staff Pick

Banshee "Mordecai" Proprietary Red Blend - 2015

Item # 35338 750mL
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Tasting Notes

This red blend from Banshee combines Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel with Carignan and Cinsault. It reminds us of Rhône blends while still being distinctly California with great plush fruit. Delicious and versatile at the table.

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Staff Pick Notes

Shameless hedonism. I was wary after the first sip. I have been seduced by pleasure button-pushing wines before. You know the ones I'm talking about. The first taste is euphoric, but each successive sip yields diminishing returns and you end up with a kind of blunted palate fatigue. Surely this would be the same. This kind of pleasure cannot be sustained! How wrong I was. Mordechai is a grand stone manor warmly draped in satin robes. Its fruit is dark. Its structure firm, but not unyielding. More than anything though, Mordechai is delicious. And can we just celebrate something being unrelentingly delicious?


Astor's Glossary of Terms


California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.


Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up...

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Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California,...

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