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95 • Forchini 2007 "BeauSierra" Bordeaux Style Red Wine, Dry Creek Valley $15. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Rich, complex currant, clay, olive, and leather aromas with a satiny dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a very long elegant earth finish. Very reminiscent of Cheval Blanc at one-twentieth the price, incredible! (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
91 • Echeverria 2008 Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley$10.90. Best Buy.
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of berry pie, roasted root vegetables and greens and melted toffee. Round and soft with a rich dry-yet-fruity medium body. Notes of roasted pepper, olive, and earth round out the finish nicely. Delicious. (tasted on Sep-13-2010)
91 • Rio Real 2008 Reserva, Vinho Regional Lisboa $12.99. Best Buy.
Rich aromas of dried currant and cherries, cocoa, roasted nuts, bacon fat, and spice with a smooth, supple fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp, tangy finish with soft dusty tannins. A very nice sipper. (tasted on Sep-27-2010)
91 • Du Von 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson$10.50. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of spicy apple custard, cocoa, dried currant and clay with a chewy juicy fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a zesty black raspberry liqueur, nut, rosemary, and white peppercorn finish with chewy tannins. Big and brawny; serve with game. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)
91 • The Crusher 2008 Grower's Selection, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg $12.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Purple black color. Rich blueberry pie, creme brulee, and mocha aromas with a fruity full body and a tangy citrus, apple, and earth finish. Richly flavored and stylish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)