Tessa Marie Wines
2007 Tessa Marie "Coquette"
Santa Barbara County
What an exceptional wine we have discovered for you, in today’s very highly recommended Italian varietal blend from Tessa Marie Wines.
Lady winemakers are something of a rarity in the wine trade. So, too, are very young winemakers. Tessa Marie, winemaker of today’s 2007 Coquette, shows remarkable skill, especially for her age.
Bursting with dark berry flavors, this wine shows wonderful complexity and balance. Bold, lofty aromatics had our entre tasting panel inhaling the wine, long before taking our first delicious sips.
2007 was such an extraordinary vintage, and today’s wine is one of our very favorite red blends to have been born of this stellar 96 point. Be sure to stock up on this wonderful gem of a wine.
Pretty dark ruby hues, with perfectly even coloration from the heart of the wine, out to the fine pink edge. After spinning the wine, chubby legs take a long time to emerge high up on the glass wall, before moving very slowly downward.
Lush and wonderfully aromatic, with a rush of spiced cherry, raspberry, blackberry and crushed violets that leaps from the glass. These are followed by cracked leather, pipe tobacco, cassis, ripe strawberry and berry bramble.
Bursting with delicious flavors, this balanced and juicy wine leads with blackberry, black cherry, smoky blueberry and dark raspberry. These find beautiful juxtaposition against secondary flavors of dried green tobacco leaf, espresso bean, exotic spice, dried black flower petals, salted black licorice and flinty minerals.
Ultra-long and bursting with fruit flavors that seem to go on forever. Dark berry fruits taper off gradually, leading to spice, tobacco and dried flowers. At the very end, subtle spice, flint and black pepper remain, making the mouth water and generating anticipation of the next delicious sip.