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94 • John Robert Eppler 2009 Todd Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley $19. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Bold aromas and flavors of cranberry sauce, menthol-mint candy, and vanilla nut fudge with a rich, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a mouthwatering, chewy, tannin, dried currant and exotic spices and herbs. A phenomenal flavorful and exotic cabernet that is a steal for under $20. (tasted on Sep-12-2012)
94 • Journey's End 2008 Merlot, Stellenbosch $18.99. Best Buy.
Blackberry, dark cherry and boysenberry, rich dark soil, vanilla, brown spice, cherry compote and menthol lead to a velvety soft palate with a lingering, somewhat complex, haunting finish. Tannins are fine and integrated. Tastes like a Grand Cru right bank Bordeaux. (tasted on Sep-20-2012)
93 • Bordeleau NV Chambourcin, Maryland $18. Best Buy.
Rich spice box, grape leaf, blueberry-rhubarb pie, toffee, and sandalwood aromas with a tangy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and tomato on the vine, spiced pear, and earth accented finish. A very classy and lively, savory red that will shine as a sipper or pair with prime rib. (tasted on Sep-25-2012)
92 • Zinopolis 2011 Zinfandel, California $18.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Rich berry pie, chocolate mousse and vanilla custard aromas with a vibrant fruity medium-to-full body and a lush, artfully balanced finish with spice and mineral notes playing with the fruit. A great zin for all occasions. (tasted on Sep-18-2012)