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96 • Von Schleinitz 2008 Weissenberg Single Vineyard, Riesling Kabinett, Mosel $20. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Delicate aromas of yellow apple, nectarine, banana custard and faint rubber sap with a crisp, fruity medium-to-full body a long tangy, and rich honey cream and golden plum finish. A sensational world class riesling. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
95 • Frost Bitten 2010 Ice Riesling, Yakima Valley $12/375 ml. Best Buy.
Gold color. Aromas of pineapple upside cake, apple tart and sweet cream with a supple fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, rich golden raisin, clementine and honey finish. A classic German-styled TBA-like dessert wine. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
94 • Paolo Venturini 2010 Sauvignon, Collio DOC $14.99. Best Buy.
Bright aromas of grapefruit, guava, passionfruit, and pepper with a silky fruit-yet-dry medium body and a long, tangy Meyer lemon and grassy herb accented finish. A beautifully balanced and stylish sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
94 • The Crossings 2009 Pinot Noir, Marlborough $18.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of cocoa-dusted craisins and cherries, praline, and delicate spice with a rich, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, juicy berry and toffee finish. Absolutely delicious. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
93 • André Lurton 2010 Château Bonnet Rosé, Bordeaux $12.99. Best Buy.
Pale steely red color. Aromas of dill pickled peppers, grapefruit and strawberry rhubarb tart with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, lightly smoky grilled Meyer lemon, cedar and mineral ore accented finish. A vibrant, distinctive, and rather NZ Sauvignon blanc-like, dry rose with a lot of charm and table appeal. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
93 • Georges Duboeuf 2010 Chiroubles $13.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Rich enticing aromas of freshly baked cherry pie, lilac and orange frosted spice cake with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy citrus marmalade, cedar, and roasted nut finish with chewy tannins. A delicious, engaging Beaujolais for all occasions. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
93 • Chocovine NV Chocolate Raspberry Wine $11. Best Buy.
Rich chocolate raspberry cake with whipped cream aromas with a supple, creamy fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, pure, tangy, lightly peppery finish. A fantastic after drink drink. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
93 • Ramon Bilbao 2005 Reserva, Rioja $19.99. Best Buy.
Ruby black color. Mixed berry compote, chocolate buttercream, spice and incense aromas with a supple dryish medium body and a tart apple skin, olive, leather and citrus pith accented finish. A nice crisp, classic and balanced Rioja for the table. (tasted on Aug-22-2011)
92 • [yellow tail] 2009 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, South-Eastern Australia $11.99. Best Buy.
Rich aromas of spicy cherry pie with a graham cracker crust, chocolate mint, and pistachio nougat with a rich, fruity medium-full body and a long, juicy, spiced apple, eucalyptus and roasted nut finish. A rich, delicious sipper or table wine that is sure to be a hit. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
92 • Lionello Marchesi 2009 Morellino di Scansano DOC $17.99. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Bright aromas of mocha, baked blackberry, graham cracker and spices with a silky fruity medium body and a juicy plum pudding and chocolate finish. A delicious and well structured table wine. (tasted on Sep-26-2011)
92 • Paolo Venturini 2010 Friulano, Collio DOC $14.99. Best Buy.
Bright pear and lime aromas with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy ripe citrus, green apple and mineral accented finish. Very clean and pure. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
92 • Alba 2008 Estate, Chambourcin, Warren Hills $16.99. Best Buy.
Bright cranberry and marinated tomato aromas with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chocolate covered cherry, boysenberry yogurt, and spice finish. Elegant and polished. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
92 • Alba 2010 Estate, Gewurztraminer, Warren Hills $15.99. Best Buy.
Golden straw color. Yellow rose, peach, and mango aromas and flavors with a long finish, great depth style and balance. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
92 • Alba 2010 Estate, Riesling, Warren Hills $12.99. Best Buy.
Aromas and flavors of green apple, nectarine, and floral talc with a supple fruity medium-to-full body and a long, honeyed nut and Meyer lemon finish. Delicious. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
92 • Glenora 2010 Seyval Blanc, Finger Lakes $11.99. Best Buy.
Interesting aromas of coconut cream, apple and walnut with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy lime and mineral finish. A elegantly styled dry table wine. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
91 • [yellow tail] 2009 Reserve, Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia $11.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Robust aromas of toffee, blueberry cobbler, and eucalyptus with a plush fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, cedar and bubblegum spice accented finish. A rich, tasty crowd pleaser that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
91 • Funambule 2010 Vintner's Select, Red Wine, Vin de Pays d'Oc $9.49. Best Buy.
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of baked currants, citrus marmalade and banana creme brulee with a juicy, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a watermelon sorbet, mint, and spiced nut accented finish with crunchy tannin. A nice table wine or sipper. (tasted on Sep-19-2011)
91 • André Lurton 2010 Château Bonnet White, Entre-Deux-Mers $12.99. Best Buy.
Straw green color. Bright aromas of grapefruit, quince and peppers with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, zesty mouthwatering finish. Great purity and style. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
91 • Piccolo Tesoro NV Sparkling Rosé Moscato, Italy $12.99. Best Buy.
Pretty silvery pink color. Rich aromas and flavors of spicy cherry compote and raspberry sorbet with a frothy, fruity medium body and a long, tangy clementine, melon and honey accented finish. A delicious off-dry sparkling. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
91 • Villa Pozzi 2010 Pinot Grigio, Sicilia $9.99. Best Buy.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Bright aromas of peach and cream, apple and nougat with a silky dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp, orange, melon, and straw accented finish. Delicious and balanced. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)