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Reviews for 2012

July 2012 - New Release Wine (May)

July 2012 - New Release Wine (May)
This month's Wine feature is OOS Wine (May) Wines

New Release Wine (May) Reviews

Macauley 2005 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$125
Dull ruby black color with a red brick rim. Aromas of dried currant, nut brittle, dill pickle and black olive with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a well meshed chocolate, blackberry, and mineral accented finish. A graceful, mellow, well-aged red that will shine at the table with veal chops and elk steaks.
Toolbox 2008 Reserve, "Thirst" J.T. Snow Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$48
Interesting aromas of Black Forest Cake, incense, marinated meat and garlic pickle with a vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a tangy, spiced cherry and berry, toffee and citrus marmalade accented finish. A deliciously racy wine for sipping or the table.
Macauley 2006 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$125
Garnet black with a red brick rim. Aromas and flavors of cassis jam, menthol tobacco, chocolate graham cracker and eucalyptus with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a lively, chewy, baked apple, nut and dusty earth accented finish.
Macauley 2008  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$72
Garnet color. Aromas of mocha, chocolate mousses and cassis pie with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a lively red and black berry medley on the finish with a hint of licorice, cedar and wrapped nicely with dusty, tannins. A great choice for prime rib.
PB Hein 2007  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$38
Brownish red brick color. Aromas of pickled okra, olive tapenade, dried cherries and roasted green peppers with a silky, dryish medium body and a tangy blackberry, mocha cream, and apple accented finish with powdery tannins. A savory table wine.
Glen Ellen 2010 Proprietors Reserve Pinot Grigio
88 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Lovely aromas and flavors of peach, nougat, and cream with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, citrus kissed finish. Very nice.
88 points $5.99 Best Buy
Concannon 2010 Glen Ellen Reserve Chardonnay
87 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pale golden silver color. Mild aromas of waxy apple and vanilla taffy with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pineapple, lemon custard and caramel apple accented finish. A tasty, tidy little sipper.
87 points $5.99 Best Buy
Concannon 2010 Selected Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Aromas of chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, raspberry-rhubarb sauce and a burst of cedar with a silky fruity medium body and a pencil shaving, apple sauce and cherry accented finish. A tasty everyday burger wine.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Concannon 2011 Selected Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright aromas of grapefruit, green pepper, and lemongrass with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a melon, nut skin, and grassy earth accented finish.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Glen Ellen 2010 Proprietors Reserve Merlot
84 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Garnet purple color. Grape jam and plum pie aromas and flavors with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a simple toffee, strawberry smoothie, and cedar finish.
84 points $5.99 Best Buy
Concannon 2011 Selected Vineyards Pinot Grigio
84 points
$10
Aromas of overripe apple and pear and nut brittle with a soft, dryish light body and a terse, nectarine pit and citrus pith accented finish.
PB Hein 2009  Chardonnay
81 points
$19.99
Deep old gold color. Lightly oxidized aromas and flavors of sautéed apples and peanuts have a fino Sherry quality with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a baked citrus, golden plum, and chalk accented finish. Flawed and over-the-hill, but interesting if you treat it like a Sherry.
81 points $19.99
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