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93 • H/H Estates 2004 Reserve, Sangiovese, Yakima Valley.
Ruby color with brick rim. Aromas of salty roasted nuts, seared scallops, sautéed Swiss chard, and dried wild berries follow through on a rich, supple entry to a dryish medium body with savory tomato, mocha espresso, and spice notes. Finishes with a warming, peppercorn, cocoa, and herb fade. An excellent Brunello-like table wine for Middle Eastern dishes. (tasted on May-07-2009)
89 • Maryhill 2006 Proprieter's Reserve, Sangiovese, Columbia Valley $24.
Deep ruby with a tawny brick rim. Aromas of sour cherry, tomatoes on the vine, prune, chocolate, and pine cone follow through on a soft, round entry to a dryish medium body with tangy berry and citrus skin notes. Finishes with a crisp, piquant earth, licorice, and spiced nut accented fade. A zesty, layered table wine. (tasted on May-07-2009)
89 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2006 Wenzel Family Estate, Sangiovese, Alexander Valley $20.
Deep ruby garnet color. Soft aromas of cocoa, baked berries, and mixed peppercorns follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium body with good even depth and texture. Finishes with a hint of herbs, roasted root vegetables and spice on the gentle powdery tannin fade. A pleasant table wine to serve with braised meats. (tasted on May-27-2009)
88 • Maryhill 2006 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley $18.
Ruby red with a fading rim. Aromas of dried cranberries, cherries and prunes, white chocolate mint, spiced tea, and menthol tobacco follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with salty nut , blood orange, and bergamot notes. Finishes with a chewy, pencil shaving and earth fade. Pair with braised lamb dishes. (tasted on May-07-2009)
88 • H/H Estates 2006 Reserve, Sangiovese, Horse Heaven Hills.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of sautéed cherries, clay, and banana nut toffee follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium body with mango, cocoa and river stone notes. Finishes with drying, slightly pithy, nutskin and clay-like fade. Serve with pheasant stew. (tasted on May-07-2009)
88 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2006 Sangiovese, Horse Heaven Hills.
Chocolate covered blueberry thyme, tomato, and earth aromas follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with cedar and sour cherry notes. Finishes with a rounded spiced apple and nut finish. Very reminiscent of Chianti Classico Reserva. Pair with veal shanks. (tasted on May-07-2009)
87 • Lone Canary 2007 Sangiovese, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley $17.95.
Rich garnet violet color. Subtle, dense aromas of dried berries, clay and cracked pepper follow through on a soft entry to a dryish medium body with tangy cranberry, cedar, and cocoa notes of the gentle finish. (tasted on May-27-2009)
87 • Desert Wind 2007 Sacagawea Vineyard, Sangiovese, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley $18.
Pretty bright ruby color. Cherry sorbet, clay, and mint aromas and flavors on a whimsical light-to-medium body with a somewhat dilute wet mossy stone accented finish. (tasted on May-27-2009)
85 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2004 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of chocolate covered espresso bean, thyme, and blueberry chutney follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with mineral, dried apple peel, and delicate spice. Finishes with a lightly peppery, mineral accented fade. (tasted on May-07-2009)