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92 • Two Rivers 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mesa County $15.25. Best Buy.
Rich aromas of chocolate raisin-cherry-fig nut bar, apricot marmalade, and sweet cream with a supple, silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, juicy peppery spice accented finish and ripe tannins. A delicious sipper or pair with fajitas. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)
91 • Grande River Vineyards 2008 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Valley $35.
Rich vanilla, buttery caramelized nut, baked apple and berry pie aromas with a satiny smooth, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long, exotically spicy and fruity, cedar, cola nut, and coconut accented finish. A home run of a well-oaked cabernet. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)
88 • Elk Run 2008 Liberty Tavern Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maryland $49.95.
Deep garnet purple color. Mild currant pie, eucalyptus, and pickling spice aromas with a soft, supple dryish medium body and a tangy, pickled beet, cedar, and peppercorn finish. Nice table wine or sipper. (tasted on Jan-17-2011)
87 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Valley $18.
Aromas of chocolate covered blueberries, coconut cream, and menthol tobacco with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tart cherry, cedar, and cinnamon poached apple finish. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)
87 • Unionville Vineyards 2008 Fox Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, New Jersey $16.95.
Garnet color. Aromas of waxy honeycomb, craisins, cassis, and dried tomato with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a tart, pomegranate, cedar, and pickle finish with firm, dusty tannins. (tasted on Jan-17-2011)
84 • Biltmore Estate NV Cabernet Sauvignon, American $14.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of chocolate rice bar, nuts, pine, and olive tapenade with a breezy dryish light-to-medium body and a mint and starfruit accented finish with firm tannins. Needs food, serve with spicy flank or hangar steak dishes. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)