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Reviews for 2012

June 2012 - New Release Wine (April)

June 2012 - New Release Wine (April)
This month's Wine feature is OOS Wine (April) Wines

New Release Wine (April) Reviews

Alexander Valley Vineyards 2009 Wetzel Family Estate Syrah
89 points
$18
Deep garnet color. Aromas of mocha, blackberry pie, and roasted nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy sour cherry, pomegranate, toasty oak, and earth accented finish. A rock solid syrah for the table.
Corbett Canyon NV  Moscato
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of orange, peach, and strawberry jams with a tangy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a juicy, mouthwatering finish. A very nice off-dry patio wine.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Mapema 2010  Malbec
88 points
$19
Purple black color. Smoky dark roasted nut, chocolate creme brulee, baked fruits, and espresso with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a crisp, nicely structured finish with delicate tannins. A great choice for roasted lamb.
Alexander Valley Vineyards 2010 Wetzel Family Estate Chardonnay
88 points
$25
Golden color. Aromas apple tart and pineapple cake with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium body and a very tangy, peppery Meyer lemon, melon and delicate spice finish. A nice racy chardonnay for the table.
Viña Decana 2008 Crianza Tempranillo
87 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of spicy poached pear, berry compote, reeds and clay with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, pithy tannin finish. A nice food wine.
87 points $4.99 Best Buy
Walker 2007 Red Wine Napa Valley
87 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Bright aromas of spicy sweet pickles, cassis jam, and chocolate nuts with a supple, fruity medium body and a zippy, cherry and spice finish. A nice carefree sipper or table wine; will be great with gourmet burgers.
87 points $7.99 Best Buy
Gorelli 2005 Grand Reserve Saperavi
86 points
$50
Aromas of black raspberry tart and sour cherry jam with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy, spiced baked apple, raw cranberry and toasty cedar finish. A zesty, rustic table wine that will shine with boar and game.
Burlwood 2009  Merlot
85 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Dusty plum, delicate spice, and cocoa with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy, juicy cherry accented finish. Nice.
85 points $4.99 Best Buy
Toca Diamonte 2011  Malbec
85 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Aromas of berry pie a la mode and chocolate cherries with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a toasty cedar, cranberry and apple accented finish with chewy tannins. A nice sipper or table wine; try with lasagna.
85 points $4.99 Best Buy
Corbett Canyon NV  Malbec
85 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Toasty, spicy fruit cake, chocolate and gingerbread aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry and a juicy roasted berry, nut and spice finish. A nice everyday red.
85 points $6.99 Best Buy
Corbett Canyon NV  Chardonnay
85 points
$7.99
Golden straw color. Roasted nut and pineapple yogurt aromas with a soft, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, lemony finish. A nice quaffer.
85 points $7.99
Burlwood 2010  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Aromas of spiced apples and cherries and pound cake with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a cedar accented finish. A good burger wine.
84 points $4.99 Best Buy
Memoir NV Red Wine California
84 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Garnet violet color. Floral aromas of mixed berries, spicy nougat, and chocolate with a supple, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a crunchy apple, tart cherry and dusty earth finish. A nice tangy table wine.
84 points $4.99 Best Buy
Corbett Canyon NV  Merlot
84 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Aromas of chocolate covered berries and praline with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp, cherry pit and reedy tannin finish. A good burger wine.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
Corbett Canyon NV  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of candied lemon, grass, and melon with a fruity medium body and a quick, tart kiwi and chalk finish.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
Corbett Canyon NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$7.99
Spicy cherry-berry jam and toffee aromas with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy tart berry finish with papery tannins. Serve with burgers.
84 points $7.99
Garfield Estates 2009  Fume Blanc
84 points
$15
yellow color. Woody roasted nut, rye, and baked peach aromas with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a melon, kiwi and delicate spice finish. An oaky fume for sipping.
Gorelli 2007 Reserve, "Old Friends" Cabernet Sauvignon-Saperavi
84 points
$19.99
Violet black color. Aromas of sour cherry compote and strawberry-prune pastry with tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tart craisin, cocoa, and citrus rind accented finish with firm, dusty tannins. A nice wine for stewed and roasts.
84 points $19.99
Corbett Canyon NV  Pinot Noir
83 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Aromas of cherry pastry and chocolate with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk, melon, roasted berry and nut finish.
83 points $6.99 Best Buy
Mezzante NV Lambrusco Rosso Puglia IGT
83 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Aromas of cherry butter and honeyed strawberry scone with a spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tart berry phosphate and chalk accented finish with chewy tannins.
83 points $6.99 Best Buy
Gorelli 2007  Saperavi
81 points
$9.99
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of chocolate, peppercorns, blackberries, and tomato vine with a tart, dry medium body and a pencil shaving, reed, and tart apple finish with heavy coating tannins. Serve with fatty meats.
81 points $9.99
Gorelli 2005 Reserve, "Queen of Iberia" Saperavi
80 points
$14.99
Purple black color. Aromas of stewed berries and green tomatoes, stemmy herbs and cedar bark with a dry medium body and a tart pomegranate seed and charred twig and leaf finish with sharp, clunky tannins. This lopsided wine requires a fatty steak.
80 points $14.99
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