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92 • Ca' de Calle 2011 Reserva, Red Wine, Mendoza $22.95.
Deep violet color. Rich aromas of malted chocolate, toasted cranberry bread, white clay, and dried-tomato with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a pleasant vanilla cream and spiced apple accented finish with fine tannins. A lovely balance and flavor. (tasted on Aug-05-2013)
90 • Zolo 2012 Signature Red, Mendoza $11.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Bold aromas of coffee candy, chocolate cherry pie, and peppercorn with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy craisin and spice finish. A really tasty everyday wine that will work with pretty much anything. (tasted on Aug-05-2013)
89 • Durigutti 2010 Reserva, Bonarda, Mendoza $24.95.
Deep purple color. Aromas of spiced apples and berries, pistachio gelato, and delicate spice with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, smoky tobacco and spiced nut accented finish. Very nicely structured for the table. (tasted on Aug-05-2013)
89 • Carlos Basso 2011 Dos Fincas, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, Mendoza $12.95. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nut bar and spicy berry chutney with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a roasted nut, grilled apple, and peppery spice finish. A very nice table wine that will shine with Latin beef dishes. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)
89 • Carlos Basso 2012 Dos Fincas, Cabernet-Malbec, Mendoza $12.95. Best Buy.
Aromas of chocolate nuts, baked cherries and tomatoes with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, craisin, cedar, spice and earth accented finish. A nice all-purpose red wine that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Aug-05-2013)
88 • Bodegas San Huberto 2012 Bonarda, La Rioja $8.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet purple color. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee beans, pencil shavings, and boysenberries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart apple cider and coconut finish with firm dusty tannins. Nice balance. (tasted on Aug-05-2013)