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89 • Two Rivers 2008 "Vitner's Blend", Mesa County $16.25.
Aromas of dried blackberries and currants, buttery mocha nut fudge, and light pickling spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, spicy apple sauce, olive, and rhubarb accented finish. Stylishly balanced, pure and delicious. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)
89 • Martha Clara Vineyard 2007 "Five-O", North Fork of Long Island $20.99.
Garnet color. Smoky cedar, dark chocolate, olive tapenade, and plum pie aromas with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a savory roasted beets and peppers, cranberries on the vine, cinnamon and sandalwood finish. An appetizing Old World styled red for the table. (tasted on Jan-17-2011)
87 • Liberty Vineyards 2009 Barrel Select, Noiret, Lake Erie $16.99.
Garnet purple color. Bright aromas of sweet pickle relish, cranberry sauce, sandalwood, and fresh cracked pepper with a silky, vibrant dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, tart borscht and cedar finish. Very fresh and appetizing; serve with grilled lamb. (tasted on Jan-17-2011)
86 • Plagido's Winery NV Estate Bottled, "Concetta's Casalinga", Outer Coastal Plain $13. Best Buy.
Bright ruby color. Sweet spicy cherry jam on graham cracker and grape fruit leather aromas with a silky, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy, cranberry relish accented finish. A tasty off-dry sipper. (tasted on Jan-17-2011)
86 • Unionville Vineyards 2009 "Revolutionary Red", New Jersey $11.95. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Bright raspberry, aloe, eucalyptus and plum aromas and flavors with a dryish medium body and a tart berry, mineral and cedar accented finish. (tasted on Jan-17-2011)
85 • Liberty Vineyards 2009 Barrel Select, Pinot Noir-Marquette, Lake Erie $23.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Red brick color. Aromas of nettles, cinnamon bark, dried tomato, and cranberry bog with a round, dryish medium body and a sweet and savory cinnamon, roasted patty pan squash, and juniper-pomegranate jelly finish. Interesting; try with grilled boar and rabbit. (tasted on Jan-17-2011)