August 2012 - New Release Wine (June)

This month's Wine feature is OOS Wine (June) Wines
New Release Wine (June) Reviews
199038
Hevron Height’s
2007 "Pardess" Merlot
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198867
Echeverria
2010 Limited Edition Carmenere
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199035
Fernz
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199041
Karmei Yosef
2010 "Bravado" Shiraz
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199040
Dovev
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198866
Echeverria
2011 Reserva Pinot Noir
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198871
Quasar
2009 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199042
Odem Mountain
2009 "Volcanic" Merlot
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198868
Echeverria
2010 Reserva Syrah
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198865
Echeverria
2010 Family Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198863
Echeverria
2011 Classic Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198872
Quasar
2011 Reserva Merlot
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198870
Quasar
2011 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198869
Quasar
2010 Gran Reserva Carmenere
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199039
Mony
2010 Muscat Hamburg
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199037
Hevron Height’s
2007 "Judean Heights" Tempranillo
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198864
Echeverria
2010 Reserva Cabernet Franc
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199034
Fernz
2011 Pinot Noir
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199036
Fernz
2011 Chardonnay
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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