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92 • Winzer Krems 2011 Blauer Zweigelt, Niederösterreich $18. Best Buy.
Deep purple color. Delicately layered aromas of raspberries pie, spiced nuts, and marinated beets with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, cedar and pepper accented finish. A great zesty table wine or sipper; pair with veal and pork. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
91 • Hafner Family Estate 2011 Kosher/Organic Classique, Zweigelt, Burgenland $8.49. Best Buy. Kosher
Deep garnet color. Bright ripe cherry pie, vanilla buttercream, and blueberry gelato aromas with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, juicy finish with notes of tropical fruits, craisin, and flowers. A delicious, crowd-pleasing sipper. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
91 • Dolle 2008 Reserve, Blauer Zweigelt, Niederösterreich $9.99. Best Buy.
Dark ruby color. Aromas of boysenberries, praline, anise and earth with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a berries and custard, pencil shaving, and pear accented finish. Nice styled with oak, serve with grilled pork dishes. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
89 • Winzer Krems 2009 Chremisa Edition, Blauer Zweigelt, Niederösterreich $24.
Deep ruby color. Interesting aromas of patchouli and sandalwood incense, pickled tomatoes, and raspberry jam with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, apple, melon and citrus accented finish. Tasty and refreshingly different. Pair with Middle Eastern dishes. especially with eggplant and lamb. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
88 • Familie Graf 2011 Exclusiv, Zweigelt, Niederösterreich $13.99. Best Buy.
Garnet black color. Rich berry compote, vanilla nut fudge and baking spice aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a deft touch of smoky earth on the finish. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
88 • Zantho 2010 Zweigelt, Burgenland $12. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of dill pickle, nut brittle and baked berries with a supple, dryish medium body and a savory sour cherry and marinated beet finish with dusty tannins. A nice earthy red to pair with lamb or goat. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)