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91 • Lost Vineyards NV Rosso, Italy $7.99. Best Buy.
Evocative dusty attic scents lead and lightly spiced smoked fruits follow. On the palate, one gets tangy, tart cherries and a refreshing, uplifting citrus note. Good length and balance with a lingering finish; a great table wine. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)
90 • Mazzaro Intensita 2011 Sicilia IGT $14. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Bright aromas and flavors of raspberry, lime, and blueberry gelatos and coconut cream with a silky, fruity, medium-to-full body and a long, juicy dried cherry and sweet spice accented finish with fine tannins. A decadently delicious red. (tasted on Sep-30-2013)
89 • Pinnacoli 2011 Primitivo di Manduria DOP $14.99. Best Buy.
Deep ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry cobbler, sour cherry jam, and pickling spices with a silky, fruity medium body and a juicy, creamy vanilla accented finish. Very tasty and versatile. (tasted on Sep-30-2013)
88 • Villadoria 2009 "Bricco Magno", Langhe Rosso DOC $15.99.
Ruby with a red-orange brick cast and rim. Aromas and flavors of vanilla nut fudge and cherry custard pie with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a buoyant, tangy berry cider, nut, cream and earth driven finish. A nice lively table wine. (tasted on Sep-30-2013)
85 • TreeHugger NV Rosso, Italy $9.99. Organically Grown Grapes|Find-a-Wine|
Funky, dank scents lead with a bit of tree bark, ripe dark fruits, and a hint of black cherries. Heavy flavors follow and are lightened by lively acidity. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)