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Eos the French Connection 2007

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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.

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EOS Estate Winery:
Originally named for the Goddess of the Dawn in ancient Greek mythology, Eos Estate Winery uses state-of-the-art, eco-friendly technology to harness the sun’s energy to craft premium wines. Visits to the spacious, Italianate hospitality center, perched on a hilltop amid rose gardens in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, blend wine tasting with solar-powered farming and winemaking operations... Read more
Originally named for the Goddess of the Dawn in ancient Greek mythology, Eos Estate Winery uses state-of-the-art, eco-friendly technology to harness the sun’s energy to craft premium wines. Visits to the spacious, Italianate hospitality center, perched on a hilltop amid rose gardens in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, blend wine tasting with solar-powered farming and winemaking operations. In 2008, Eos launched a $5 million project to install a cutting-edge solar system to power the winery and tasting room operations. More than two acres of ground-mounted tracking solar arrays now supply all electrical power for the winery and tasting room, and additional roof-mounted solar arrays provide all water-heating needs. Eos is the largest winery on California's Central Coast to run completely on alternative energy. Guided tours of the solar power system are available to visitors upon request. Other investments have resulted in extensive winery improvements, including a super-high-tech wine lab, and the replanting of several vineyard blocks. We also recruited a new Director of Winemaking, Nathan Carlson, lured by our commitment to sustainable agriculture and the use of solar energy to provide energy needs. A native of rural Minnesota and a key member of winemaking teams in Central California and Oregon's Dundee Hills, Carlson has more than a decade of winemaking experience, and is known as an expert in regional climate and weather patterns. A cypress-lined drive leads up to the hospitality center, where visitors can taste their way through a complimentary flight of wines. Eos encourages guests to sit outdoors amid the lush gardens, shaded by palm, olive, and oak trees, and enjoy the scenic views of the sun-splashed vineyards and rolling hills of this eco-friendly estate. Tastings: Reserve tasting $10.00, Estate tasting $5.00 The Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Late Harvest Moscato, Malbec, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Petite Sirah, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Zinfandel Port Specialty: Estate-grown, block-designate Petite Sirah Of Special Note: Picnic area. Limited reserve, special blends, and Cupa Grandis wines are available only in the tasting room Read less

Editorial Reviews for Eos the French Connection

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
01/28/2011

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


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Snooth User: rjpease
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3.50 5
05/25/2010

A very easy-drinking, fruity wine. Lots of cherry, raspberry and plum flavors. Pairs brilliantly with food.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
05/24/2010

Big fruity nose with vanilla and black pepper, the mouth complements well, filling the palate with herbs, fruits, smoked oak, and nice tannins.


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.00 5
08/25/2010

Fresh ripe cherry fruit. Chalky and bright. Dry on the finish, sure.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
05/24/2010

Nose of bright red cherry. Perfect balance of acid, tannin, and complex dry spice. Chocolate, cinnamon, slight oak, eucalyptus. Dusty finish. Love this.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
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2.50 5
07/21/2010

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?


Snooth User: Flamefighter
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0.00 5
02/27/2010

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.


3.50 5
06/07/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Eos the French Connection

External Review
07/06/2011

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.


External Review
08/25/2011

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.



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.

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.

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Closure: Cork

Notes: 20 months in neutral and once-filled French oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14%

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