Eos the French Connection 2007
The Eos ‘French Connection’ is a blend of traditional red Bordelaise grape varieties, grown in some of the finest vineyard sites within the Paso Robles AVA. A careful selection of barrel lots is made prior to blending, favoring elegance and structure over simple fruit and oak impact. The result is a seamless, sophisticated red wine with depth and character, which pays homage to the classic wines of Bordeaux, while remaining true to its Paso Robles roots.
Editorial Reviews for Eos the French Connection
55% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petite Verdot, 5% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc A good value in a bigger style blend. Earthy and sweetly cinnamonny on the nose with a nice chocolate-covered raspberry/Raisinette tone, backed up with cedary oak tones. With air, this develops attractive pencil lead and gently floral top notes with a subtle herbal hint. This is rather rich on entry with a soft, flannelly feel. There’s plenty of structure but lots of bold, round fruit that helps keep it covered. There are nice nuanced notes of herb, pencil lead, and something slightly steely on the palate. The finish is tight and focused, with all the soft tannins wrapping around the fruit. It really ends fairly quickly with a nice tannic bite, so I expect some time in the cellar will help this wine relax. It’s already delicious but I expect this to be become downright lush with some age. 89pts
A very easy-drinking, fruity wine. Lots of cherry, raspberry and plum flavors. Pairs brilliantly with food.
Big fruity nose with vanilla and black pepper, the mouth complements well, filling the palate with herbs, fruits, smoked oak, and nice tannins.
Nose of bright red cherry. Perfect balance of acid, tannin, and complex dry spice. Chocolate, cinnamon, slight oak, eucalyptus. Dusty finish. Love this.
Fresh ripe cherry fruit. Chalky and bright. Dry on the finish, sure.
medium to dark purple, a very young, hot tasting wine - not super bold, but classic dark fruit skin, tannic berry seeds, a tiny hit of graphite. might be decent with some air?
This is an OK wine but not what I remember from our tasting at the winery. It has fair balance but lacks the depth that comes with a good Bordeaux-Rhône Blend. It seems that this particular wine is steadily going down a grade a year. I don’t know if this is due to the quality of grapes or if because the family sold the winery to a corporation that doesn’t put as much into the wine. Good news is that they are not trying to still sell this for the prices they used to.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Eos the French Connection
A beautiful wine, dry and elegant, and a great bargain at this price. Made from all five of the classic Bordeaux grape varieties, it s rich in blackberry, currant, violet, cocoa and sandalwood flavors, with an exotic spiciness in the finish. Fine acidity and silky tannins combine for a perfect texture.
WE 91pts. - According to the Wine Enthusiast: A beautiful wine, dry and elegant, and a great bargain at this price. Made from all five of the classic Bordeaux grape varieties, it s rich in blackberry, currant, violet, cocoa and sandalwood flavors, with an exotic spiciness in the finish. Fine acidity and silky tannins combine for a perfect texture. Drink now and through 2013. Tasting Notes - Rich, dark tones of new leather and cigar wrapper are on par with deep blackcurrant and dried plum tones. Rich and full-textured, with firm tannins that should allow for mid-term cellaring.
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Rich, dark tones of new leather and cigar wrapper are on par with deep blackcurrant and dried plum tones. Rich and full-textured, with firm tannins that should allow for mid-term cellaring.
Notes: 20 months in neutral and once-filled French oak barrels
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