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92 • Barboursville 2008 Octagon Eleventh Edition, Virginia $40.
Dark garnet violet color. Aromas of clay, honey mint tea, dried berry and straw have a pleasing barnyard quality with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a long, elegant craisin, oak, and spice accented finish. A stately Bordeaux-like wine. (tasted on Jan-24-2012)
91 • Sharrott 2010 "Trio", Outer Coastal Plain $24.99.
Deep ruby black color. Very pretty aromas of apricot buttercream, macadamia nougat, and cherry tart with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a floral, herbal tea, white pepper, and cedar accented finish. A lush, structured red for meats at the table. (tasted on Jan-30-2012)
90 • Unionville Vineyards 2009 Artisan Series, "The Big 'O'", New Jersey $25.95.
Ruby color. Aromas of spiced plums, currant buttercream, and nougat with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, cranberry-orange relish and tomato tart finish. Very appetizing. (tasted on Jan-30-2012)
87 • Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot, American $11.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of sweet pickle relish, apple sauce, and praline with a fruity medium body and a grape and salted almond nuanced finish. Simple and tasty, have with gourmet cheeseburgers. (tasted on Jan-30-2012)