March 2012 - All Middle-Eastern & Kosher Wines

This month's Wine feature is All Middle-Eastern & Kosher Wines
All Middle-Eastern & Kosher Wines Reviews
197697
Herzog
2007 Clone # Six Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
Ruby black with a red brick rim. Aromas of olive, sour cherries, dried currants, violet, and pickling spices with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, and elegant melon gelato, sandalwood and brown spice finish. Distinctive and polished.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197695
Herzog
2007 Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of spicy cassis compote, creme brulee, cedar and delicate spice with a soft, dryish medium body and an olive, spiced apple and tilled earth accented finish. An elegant table wine; try with veal chops.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197696
Herzog
2008 Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of cocoa powder, cherry custard, and spice rubbed nuts with a rich, chewy dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, spiced apple, nut and earth finish. Lovely balance and elegant style.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197698
Herzog
2009 Special Reserve Chardonnay
Bright buttery, honeyed apple and pineapple aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry and a long juicy, creamy nougat accented finish. Delicious, pure and beautifully poised.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197699
Baron Herzog
2010 Chardonnay
Bright aromas of mint, apple creme brulee, and melon with a fruity, satiny medium-to-full body a juicy, tangy pineapple custard and baking spice finish. Very tasty and easy drinking.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197694
Baron Herzog
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered cherries, cedar and pickling spices with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy pomegranate sorbet and earth accented finish with chewy tannins. A nice everyday wine.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197969
Emuna
2010 Special Edition, Semi-Sweet Rosé Wine Mendoza
Deep ruby color. Fruity, spicy berry lip balm, orange blossom and tropical fruit punch aromas with a fruity, off-dry medium body and a zippy, sangria-like finish. Tasty.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197970
Emuna
2010 Special Edition, Pink Muscatel Semi-Sweet White Wine Mendoza
Lovely perfumed aromas of tropical fruit salad, orange blossom and peonies with a silky, fruity medium body and a honeyed peach, Meyer lemon, and spiced pear finish. A very attractive off-dry sipper.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197700
Baron Herzog
2010 Chenin Blanc
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of melon and coconut sorbets with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, mouthwatering, citrus and green apple skin finish with coating fruit tannins. A nice and tidy sipper, or pair with scallops and mussels.
86 points $8 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197971
Emuna
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec
Dark ruby with a brick rim. Savory aromas of cherry-tomato chutney, berry pie, and glazed apple with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy clementine, cedar and dusty road accented finish. A nice, mature table wine.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197972
Emuna
2010 Special Edition Bonarda
Lightly floral aromas of cranberry-raspberry cocktail and bath soap with a soft, dryish medium body and a blackberry granita, apple, fleur de sal, and earth accented finish.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198229
Vedi-Alco
NV Pomegranate Wine Armenia
Pale ruby brick color. Interesting aromas of sweet pickled jalapeno pepper and pomegranate sorbet with a sweet, soft medium body and a tangy pepper jelly and cherry soda like finish. A nice off-dry picnic wine; try as a spritzer.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198228
Discover
NV Pomegranate Wine Armenia
Dusty red brick color. Tequila like roasted agave and herbal honey aromas with a fruity medium body and a charred red pepper and toasty cedar finish. Remarkable; try in cocktails: Bloody Mary, or sangria.
83 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197968
Emuna
2007 Sweet Red Wine Mendoza
Aromas of plastic, warm leather, and grilled cherries have a vague new car smell. Supple with a fruity medium body of prune and molasses flavors and a breezy finish.
81 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197973
Fincas Marumatok
2007 Malbec
Garnet with a brick rim. Aromas of boysenberries, cherry liqueur, and tomato paste with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a touch of melon rind, cedar, pepper and cocoa on the finish.
81 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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