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September 2012 - US - Red & White Hybrids

September 2012 - US - Red & White Hybrids
This month's Wine feature is US - Red & White Hybrids Wines

US - Red & White Hybrids Reviews

Piedra Creek 2008 San Floriano San Luis Obispo County
91 points
Aromas of buttery cherry pastry, leather, and vanilla nougat with a satiny fruity medium-to-full body and a long, creamy mocha, spiced berry, and mineral finish. A superb sipper or table wine.
Johnson Estate 2011 Estate Grown Vidal Blanc
90 points
Silvery straw color. Aromas of spiced pear and pineapple custard with a supple, fruity medium body and a juicy honeyed grilled citrus and melon sorbet finish. A very tasty and layered off-dry sipper.
90 points $9.99
Heritage 2010  Chambourcin
90 points
Garnet violet color. Toasty boysenberry pie crust and chocolate covered graham cracker aromas with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a roasted nut and tomato and peppery spice accented finish. A seriously structured, nicely oaked chambourcin.
Johnson Estate 2010 Estate Grown Chambourcin
89 points
Garnet color. Cherry pie filling, pomegranate jam and dried citrus aromas and flavors with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, spicy watermelon accented finish. A clean flavorful Chambourcin for sipping or the table that is very reminiscent of a fine Cru Beaujolais.
89 points $9.99
Hunt Country 2011 Vineyard Selection Vignoles
88 points
Pale golden color. Aromas of baked lemon and honeycomb with a fruity medium body and a juicy, Meyer lemon, and spicy apple pastry finish. A tasty off-dry sipper.
88 points $11.99
Johnson Estate 2011 Freelings Creek Reserve Sparkling Traminette
87 points
Straw green color with a bubbly rim. Floral peach yogurt, dried citrus, thyme and lavender aromas with a zesty fruity light-to-medium body and a tart nectarine, apple skin, and floral talc finish. A fun fruity table bubbly.
87 points $19.99
Johnson Estate NV Estate Grown Chautaugua Rouge
86 points
Ruby color. Aromas of pomegranate, vanilla nut fudge and dried citrus with a fruity medium body and a juicy, jammy melon gelato and nut brittle finish. A nice everyday sipper.
86 points $8.99
Johnson Estate 2011 Estate Grown Seyval Blanc
85 points
Silvery straw color. Aromas of straw, lime powder, and honey cream with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a kiwi, melon, talc, and lemon spritzed apple accented finish.
85 points $9.99
Johnson Estate 2010 Freelings Creek Reserve Traminette
82 points
Interesting aromas of baked lychee and kiwi and nut brittle with a soft, dryish medium body and a dusty leaf and melon rind finsih.
82 points $12.99