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93 • Heritage 2010 Estate Reserve, BDX, Outer Coastal Plain $70.
Deep ruby color. Dark roasted coffee, artisan chocolate, and berry pie aromas and flavors with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, savory, salty roasted nut and earth finish with plush, integrated tannins. An elegant table for aged steaks. (tasted on Aug-07-2012)
91 • Piedra Creek 2008 San Floriano, San Luis Obispo County $24.
Aromas of buttery cherry pastry, leather, and vanilla nougat with a satiny fruity medium-to-full body and a long, creamy mocha, spiced berry, and mineral finish. A superb sipper or table wine. (tasted on Jul-30-2012)
86 • Johnson Estate NV Estate Grown, Chautaugua Rouge, Lake Erie $8.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby color. Aromas of pomegranate, vanilla nut fudge and dried citrus with a fruity medium body and a juicy, jammy melon gelato and nut brittle finish. A nice everyday sipper. (tasted on Jul-30-2012)