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90 • Bordeleau NV Merlot, Maryland $16. Best Buy.
Dusty ruby color. Smoky, leafy aromas of grilled berries and tomatoes with a silky, dryish medium body and a tangy, seamless, tomato of the vine, mushroom, and forest floor finish. A nice, rustic, savory table wine. (tasted on Jan-12-2013)
90 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2009 Merlot, Grand Valley $15. Best Buy.
Ruby black color. Floral aromas of spicy plum pie, chocolate, and pomegranate with silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a vanilla, mineral and black raspberry tart finish with fine tannins. Flavorful and beautifully balanced for the table or sipping. (tasted on Jan-03-2013)
89 • Barboursville 2010 Reserve, Merlot, Virginia $24.99.
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry tart, plum, and forest floor with a supple, dryish medium body and a savory plum vanilla custard and mineral finish. A lovely table wine. (tasted on Jan-11-2013)
88 • Elk Run 2010 Cold Friday Vineyard, Merlot, Maryland $32.11. Cellar Selection.
Aromas of baked plum, chocolate, sun-dried tomato, and delicate spice with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, berry, mineral and chewy tannins finish. A nice table wine. (tasted on Jan-12-2013)
85 • Glenora 2011 Merlot, Finger Lakes $19.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of chocolate and cherries with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy yellow apple, praline accented finish. A nice food wine. (tasted on Jan-12-2013)