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94 • Philipps-Eckstein 2010 Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling Kabinett, Mosel $14.99. Best Buy.
Bright aromas of honeysuckle, buttermilk custard, apple tart, delicate fuel-like minerals with a tangy, sweet medium-to-full body and a tart, honeyed apple, raisin, peach, and chalk finish. Excellent complexity and balance. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
94 • Salt of the Earth 2010 Flore de Moscato, California $8.99. Best Buy.
Waxy honeycomb, suede, and nectarine and with a crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a very long, honeyed citrus and a delicate spice finish. Rich and 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 • Salt of the Earth 2010 Moscato Rubino, California $8.99. Best Buy.
Garnet red color. Honeycomb, suede, and golden raisin aromas with a silky fruity sweet medium body and a long zesty citrus and spice finish. Impressively sophisticated sweet wine that will be great with cheeses. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
91 • Domino 2010 Merlot, California $6.99. Best Buy.
Rich aromas of honey, plum, clay and pencil shavings with a silky, fruity medium body and a long tangy cherry and spice finish. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
91 • Ravenswood 2009 Vintner's Blend, Petit Sirah, California $9.99. Best Buy.
Inky violet color. Rich mocha, berry tart, and chocolate roasted nut aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and spiced cherry and earth finish. Delicious. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
91 • Ogio 2010 Primitivo, Italy $4.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of roasted nuts, olive, cedar, and boysenberry pie with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless mocha and tart cherry finish. Great purity and finesse. (tasted on Sep-26-2011)
90 • HIGHDEF 2010 Riesling, Mosel $10. Best Buy.
Bright tropical citrus aromas of mango, floral papaya, and golden apple with a dry-yet-fruity light-o-medium body and a crisp, honeyed lemon and grassy earth finish. Excellent purity and style. (tasted on Aug-29-2011)
90 • Coastline 2009 Merlot, Paso Robles $9.99. Best Buy.
Ripe cherry and chocolate aromas and flavors with a silky fruity medium body and long, juicy, fine tannin finish. A great sipper or pizza wine. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
90 • Lynfred NV Vin de City White, American $10. Best Buy.
Attractive aroma of apple and peach tarts, and honeyed nougat with supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and long, flavorful citrus, pear and melon finish. A great summer sipper. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
90 • Robert Mondavi 2010 Private Selection, Pinot Grigio, California $10.99. Best Buy.
Fleshy aromas of nectarine, nougat and green apple with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, crisp Meyer lemon and a mineral finish. Excellent flavor and balance. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
89 • HRM Rex Goliath NV Pinot Grigio, California $7.99. Best Buy.
Aromas nectarine, honey, pear and tarragon with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp, citrusy finish. A very nice choice for the table. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)
88 • Black Box 2010 Malbec, Mendoza $24.99/3L Cask.
Aromas of cherry sauce, mocha coffee cake and red meat with a supple dryish medium body and an apple, nut, orange zest, and earth finish. A very tasty sipper (tasted on Aug-29-2011)
88 • [yellow tail] 2010 Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia $7.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of blueberry pie a la mode and toffee with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy chocolate and cherry finish. A tasty rock solid sipper. (tasted on Oct-15-2011)