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Reviews for 2012

August 2012 - New Release Wine (June)

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

New Release Wine (June) Reviews

Hevron Height’s 2007 "Pardess" Merlot
93 points
$29.99
Dense aromas of chocolate covered rapberries, spicy poached plum, and marinated olives with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long, complex roasted nut, peppery spice, herbs, tobacco, melon, and earth driven finish. A remarkable merlot that has Pomerol like complexity.
93 points $29.99
Echeverria 2010 Limited Edition Carmenere
91 points
$19.90
Rich chocolate dusted cocoa bean and mulberry aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a toasty cedar, spice, sundried tomato, and earth accented finish with chewy tannins. Nice complexity and style; will be great at the table.
91 points $19.90
Fernz 2011  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
Tart grapefruit-peppery jelly, sweet citrus pastry and gooseberry aromas with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a relaxed mango and apple accented finish. Very refreshing and stylistically complex.
Karmei Yosef 2010 "Bravado" Shiraz
90 points
$29.99
Attractive aromas of chocolate strawberry, pistachio nougat, olive, cedar, and pink peppercorns with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a savory roasted tomato, floral honey, and peppered pear accented finish. A delicious and seamless syrah.
90 points $29.99
Dovev 2011  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Rich layered aromas of mocha and cassis gelatos and sea salted toffee with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a toasty cedar, red apple, cherry and peppery spice finish. A solid table wine.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Echeverria 2011 Reserva Pinot Noir
89 points
$11.90
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas cherry, tomato chutney, and a hint of eucalyptus with a supple, dryish medium and a savory, roasted pepper, sandalwood accented finish. A nice savory sipper.
89 points $11.90 Best Buy
Quasar 2009 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$11.90
Best Buy
Vibrant cassis, cocoa, olive, and leather with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy cherry-tomato chutney finish. A wonderfully savory table wine.
89 points $11.90 Best Buy
Odem Mountain 2009 "Volcanic" Merlot
89 points
$26.99
Garnet color. Aromas of plum-cherry preserves and chocolate nuts with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, chocolate blueberry and roasted pepper accented finish. Very smooth, balanced and flavorful.
89 points $26.99
Echeverria 2010 Reserva Syrah
88 points
$11.90
Best Buy
Aromas of blackberries, peppercorns, and jerky with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, crunchy apple, pear, and spiced cherry finish. Very tasty; serve with empanadas.
88 points $11.90 Best Buy
Echeverria 2010 Family Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$14.90
Best Buy
Aromas of chocolate, cherries, cassis, and olive tapenade with a silky dryish medium body and a chewy, blackberry, spiced apple and faint sandalwood accented finish. Nice balance and table friendliness. Serve will steak or grilled eggplant.
88 points $14.90 Best Buy
Echeverria 2011 Classic Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$8.90
Best Buy
Aromas of currants, chocolate, and cedar with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, cherry and honey grilled apple accented finish with powdery tannins.
87 points $8.90 Best Buy
Quasar 2011 Reserva Merlot
87 points
$8.90
Best Buy
Garnet purple color. Ripe chocolate covered cherries and strawberries with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a touch of pencil shavings, apple skin and nuts on the finish. A solid sipper or table wine.
87 points $8.90 Best Buy
Quasar 2011 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$8.90
Best Buy
Currant, cinnamon, and cedar aromas and flavors with a soft, dryish medium body and a melon and spiced apple accented finish. A nice zippy sipper.
87 points $8.90 Best Buy
Quasar 2010 Gran Reserva Carmenere
87 points
$11.90
Best Buy
Aromas of toasted cedar, roasted tomatoes and plums with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a grilled apple and cherry, peppercorn and gravel accented finish. Serve with a slight chill.
87 points $11.90 Best Buy
Mony 2010  Muscat Hamburg
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale scarlet bronze color. Fruity and floral spiced plum, cling peach and cherry sauce aromas and flavors with a fruity sweet medium body and a golden raisin and honey accented finish. A nice refreshing off dry sipper; pair with fruit tart.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Hevron Height’s 2007 "Judean Heights" Tempranillo
86 points
$19.99
Aromas of black licorice, chocolate nuts, mulberries and leather with a supple, dryish medium body and a smoky, tangy tomato and tar-like earth finish Lots of savory complexity; try with stews and braised meats.
86 points $19.99
Echeverria 2010 Reserva Cabernet Franc
85 points
$11.90
Mild aromas of cherry, banana-nut bread and vanilla yogurt with a tart, dryish medium body and a honeyed grilled apple, blackberry, and chewy, reedy tannins on the finish.
85 points $11.90
Fernz 2011  Pinot Noir
84 points
Ruby color. Enticing aromas of blueberries, menthol, peppercorns, and herbs with a silky, dryish medium body with a crisp, crabapple, lemon rind and earth accented finish. A nice dry pinot for spicy beef and pork dishes.
Fernz 2011  Chardonnay
84 points
Mild aromas of peach-apple pie a la mode with coconut gelato with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a balsa and lemon accented finish.
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