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91 • Boca Fina 2010 Bloc O, Tierra de Castilla $8.99. Best Buy.
Ripe red cherries, black raspberries, licorice, damson plums and chewy blackberries with a robust, full body, persistent, but integrated tannins and long rich finish. Touch of rich vanilla bean and earthy cherry berry on the palate and finish. Big and broad, long and lasting finish. (tasted on Sep-25-2012)
91 • Arabella 2011 Shiraz, Western Cape $9.99. Best Buy.
Lingonberry, crushed boysenberry, black raspberry, licorice, pomegranate, rhubarb and strawberry compote with a dense fruit cake mid-palate, a touch of cracked pepper and integrate tannins, finish moderately long and balanced ending with inky black licorice and black raspberries. (tasted on Sep-20-2012)
90 • Line 39 2011 Petite Sirah, North Coast $10. Best Buy.
Aromas of vanilla buttercream and cherry-raspberry pie with a silky fruity medium-to-full body and smooth, tangy, nicely balanced finish. A spot-on petite sirah that is sure to be a hit; pair with spicy Latin beef dishes. (tasted on Sep-20-2012)
90 • Duck Tape 2010 Merlot, Canelones, Uruguay $9.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Black cherry, cassis, tomato leaf, cedar, pencil lead, vanilla, a touch of licorice, brown spice, fresh turned garden soil and wild raspberries lead to a medium bodied soft wine, integrated tannins and balancing acidity leading a supple finish. Moderately complex and very well put together. (tasted on Sep-18-2012)