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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 • 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 • 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 • Alba 2008 Estate, Chambourcin, Warren Hills $16.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
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)