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93 • H/H Estates 2006 Robert Andrews Reserve Red, Horse Heaven Hills $28.
Aromas of berry compote and olive tapenade follow through on supple, soft entry to a dryish medium body with menthol tobacco, pine needle, pink peppercorn, and dried rose notes. Finishes with tangy apple cider vinegar, vanilla, cherry, and exotic pepper accented fade. Extremely unique and Interesting. Try with pheasant stews, goulash, or spicy grilled pork tenderloins. (tasted on Feb-03-2009)
91 • Calcareous Vineyards 2006 "Tre Violet", Paso Robles $34.
Garnet purple color. Chocolate covered rice crisp, berry coulis, pale olive, and green peppercorn aromas follow through o a supple, juicy entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with plum and raisin notes. Finishes with a tangy, caramel apple and toffee, white pepper fade. A big, delicious, and poised red to sip or serve with pepper steak or pork chops. (tasted on Feb-03-2009)
89 • Carmichael 2005 "Sur Le Pont", Monterey County $18.99.
Pretty ruby black color. Dark berry, cocoa, coffee, and beeswax aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with savory root vegetable, vanilla, cherry compote, mint leaf, and sweet baking spice notes. Finishes with juicy, chocolate covered berry fade. Very tasty. (tasted on Feb-03-2009)
88 • Roxyann 2006 "Sky Hill", Rogue Valley $35.
Rosemary, cherry compote, and delicate roasted yellow pepper aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with dried lavender and praline notes. Finishes with a juicy blackberry custard, cocoa, and baking spice fade. A nice, spicy, fruity sipper. (tasted on Feb-03-2009)
88 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2006 "Tres Cruces", Horse Heaven Hills $18.
Deep garnet violet color. Baked berry compote and toasty praline aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with notes of baked apple and cedar. Finishes with a crisp, refreshingly tangy berry and cocoa fade. Tasty: pair with spicy lamb dishes. (tasted on Feb-03-2009)
85 • D.H. Lescombes 2007 Limited Release "Renaissance" Red, New Mexico $37.
Deep garnet violet color. Sweet and spicy aromas of chocolate cherry bonbons, nougat, and white peppercorns follow through on juicy entry to a fruity medium body with honeyed blueberry notes and a zippy chocolate covered raisin accented fade. A fun, fruity quaffer. (tasted on Feb-03-2009)
84 • Patit Creek 2006 "Trinité", Columbia Valley $25.|Find-a-Wine|
Roasted tomato and pepper, clay, nougat, and dried cherry aromas follow through on a silky entry to a dryish medium body with okra and gravel notes. Finishes with a soft, raisin stem and stewed cherry accented fade. Serve with tomato pasta dishes. (tasted on Feb-03-2009)