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92 • PB Hein 2007 "Trailblazer", Napa Valley $19.99. Best Buy.
Ruby black color. Forward aromas of pickled peppers, violet candy, blackberry butter, and chocolate fudge with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, chewy nut, beet, and spice nuanced finish. A delicious, expertly blended red. Pair with cassoulet. (tasted on Jun-11-2012)
91 • Kumbaya 2010 Red Wine Blend, California $8.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Lovely perfumed aromas of violets and buttery blueberry pie are vibrant with a soft, fruity medium body and honeyed cherry, cedar, and apple accented finish. A fun, carefree sipper or burger wine that is sure to please the crowd. (tasted on Jun-11-2012)
91 • Berryessa Gap Vineyards 2008 Rocky Ridge Collection, "Tradition", Yolo County $25.
Ruby black color. Aromas of salted caramel chocolates and dried sour cherries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and tangy, black raspberry, peppery spice, and apricot accented finish. A delicious, vibrant, and intriguingly flavorful red blend. (tasted on Jun-11-2012)
89 • Calcareous Vineyards 2009 "Moose", Paso Robles $42. Cellar Selection.
Purple color. Aromas of roasted nuts, spice, caramel, raspberry and tomato with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a pepper and earth accented finish with chewy powdery tannins. A rich, bold, and brooding red blend. (tasted on Jun-11-2012)
87 • Cedar Mountain 2008 Reserve, "Pas de Deux", Livermore Valley $28.|Find-a-Wine|
Enticing aromas and flavors of roasted beets and peppers, spiced nuts, and cherries with a supple, dryish medium body a touched of pink peppers, sandalwood, and grassy earth on the chewy, dusty tannin finish. A nice choice for hearty roasts and stews. (tasted on Jun-11-2012)