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Reviews for 2012

September 2012 - New Release Wine (July)

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

New Release Wine (July) Reviews

Johnson Estate 2011 Freelings Creek Reserve Riesling
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pale golden color. Bright honeyed peach, apple, and almond aromas with a silky, fruity medium body and a plush, juicy ripe citrus and apple sauce finish. A deliciously appetizing off-dry riesling that hits all the high notes.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Durigutti 2009  Bonarda
92 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright blueberry cobbler aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, vanilla, smoked cherry and nut finish with plush tannins. Delicious and well balanced.
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
Johnson Estate 2011 Freelings Creek Reserve, Dry Riesling
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Pale golden color. Pure apple on the tree, peach tart and delicate spice aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, lightly smoky nut, mineral, and quince finish. Nice complexity and style.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Chanticleer 2010  Sangiovese
92 points
$45
Garnet color. Bright aromas of marinated cherries, vanilla custard, peppery spices, herbs, and sassafras with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a chocolate covered nut, green apple and citrus accented finish. A zesty, flavorful sangiovese for all occasions.
Quasar 2011 Limited Edition Pinot Noir
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Ruby color. Bold spicy cherry and blueberry aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sundried tomato, craisin, herb, and spice finish. A vibrantly fruity and savory pinot for sipping or the table.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Casa Nueva 2009 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Aromas and flavors of olive, clay and dried cherry with silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, savory, spicy finish. Excellent flavor and structure.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Carlos Basso 2011 Dos Fincas Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec
90 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of raspberry-cherry pie a la mode and chocolate with supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a tangy, chewy, grilled apple, herb and nut accented finish. A very tasty and well structured red.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Quasar 2010 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Aromas of dried cherries, spice, leather and mocha with silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, apple, citrus marmalade, nut and earth accented finish. A zesty table wine.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Casa Nueva 2010 Family Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$16
Best Buy
Aromas of clay, praline, wax, leather cassis and olive with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, juicy craisin and spiced cherry finish. Very nice; will be great at the table.
90 points $16 Best Buy
Chanticleer 2011  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$30
Pale golden amber color. Bright aromas and flavors of nutty nougat, peach pie a la mode, and spiced apple with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a citrus marmalade on toast accented finish. A rather robustly flavorful pinot grigio with nice balance.
Carlos Basso 2011 Dos Fincas Torrontes
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach, apple, and floral pear with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, juicy citrus finish.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Durigutti 2010  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$16.99
Rich berry pie, vanilla, and spiced chocolate aromas and flavors with a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, juicy finish with dusty tannins. Solid and will be better in a year.
89 points $16.99
NADIA 2011 Highlands Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$18
Silvery gold color with a faint amber cast. Aromas of strawberry-kiwi custard tart with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a golden plum, yellow apple, and delicate spice finish. A nice, lightly oaked Fumé style.
Quasar 2010 Perfecto Carmenere
89 points
$20
Aromas of dried berries, pickled okra, olive and cedar with silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, chocolate craisin, vanilla, and spice finish. Tasty.
Greyscale 2010 Cuvée Blanc Napa Valley
89 points
$34
Bright aromas of exotic tropical fruit salad and pineapple upside down cake with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, layered lemon, spiced pear, and banana custard finish. Very flavorful.
Casa Nueva 2011 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$10
Best Buy
Raspberry sorbet and vanilla toffee aromas with a silky fruity medium body and a spiced cherry and cocoa finish. A tasty sipper.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Echeverria 2012 Classic Collection Unwooded Chardonnay
88 points
$10
Best Buy
gold color. Apple custard and pineapple pastry aromas and flavors with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, lightly spicy finish. Very tasty.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Casa Nueva 2010 Gran Reserva Carmenere
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Aromas of roasted pepper, pickling spice, tomato, and vanilla with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a savory olive and sour cherry finish with powdery tannins.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Carlos Basso 2011 Dos Fincas Malbec
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Garnet violet color. Aromas of spicy boysenberry tart with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a grilled apple and cherry and pepper accented finish. A tasty all purpose sipper or table wine.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Johnson Estate 2011 Freelings Creek Reserve Chardonnay
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Aromas of roasted apple and almond, tarragon, and pineapple yogurt with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart Meyer lemon, nougat, and mineral finish. A nice, crisp drier styled table wine reminiscent of Chablis.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Quasar 2010 Limited Edition Syrah
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Deep purple garnet color. Aromas of boysenberry pie a la mode with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, baking spice, cedar and peppercorn accented finish with chewy tannins. A nicely textured food wine.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Bizios 2008  Cabernet-Ariorgitiko
88 points
$18.99
Deep garnet color. Smoky aromas of grilled plum, chocolate cherry, and marinated sweet pepper with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a graphite and apple accented finish with firm, powdery tannins. A nicely structured table wine that will be great with steaks.
88 points $18.99
Carlos Basso 2010 Reserva, Viña Amalia Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$18.99
Aromas of roasted potatoes and nuts, chocolate, pepper and dried berries with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a savory jicama, apple and citrus finish with chewy tannins.
88 points $18.99
Bizios 2011 849 m Asprokambos Valley
87 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Aromas of white nuts, dried lemon and nectarine, and grassy earth with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a crisp, lime, melon rind, mineral and pepper accented finish. A nice dry table wine with a good sense of place.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Echeverria 2010 Reserva Merlot
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Aromas of pickle, green pepper, and plum pudding with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and juicy dried pear and citrus accented finish with chewy tannins.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Martino 2011 Old Vine Pedro Ximenez
87 points
$15.99
Pale golden color. Bright lemon, pepper, and plantain aromas with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tart lime, apple, and mineral finish. A nice dry sipper or shellfish wine.
87 points $15.99
Bizios 2005  Agiorgitiko
87 points
$18.99
Aromas of berry compote, apple pie, and praline aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a chewy, white nut and mineral finish. A nice dry table wine.
87 points $18.99
La Yunta 2011  Torrontes
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Lightly floral peach and honeycomb aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a tart nectarine, nougat, and citrus accented finish. Pleasantly balanced.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Echeverria 2012 Classic Collection Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$10
Smoky grilled citrus and pea, honey and grass aromas with a crisp, dryish light-o-medium body and tart orange and earth finish.
Casa Nueva 2010 Gran Reserva Merlot
85 points
$12
Spiced plum and praline aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy apple, cocoa and floral spice accented finish.
Alberti 154 2010  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$12.99
Aromas of chocolate nut fudge and cherry pie with a soft, fruity medium body and a juicy, lightly spiced apple finish.
85 points $12.99
Casa Nueva 2011 Reserva Merlot
84 points
$10
Plum, toast, and nut aromas and flavors with a tangy, dryish medium body and a tart apple and citrus finish with dusty tannins.
Quasar 2011 Reserva Carmenere
84 points
$10
Aromas of stewed vegetables and cranberries with a supple dryish medium body and a smoked nut and apple core accented finish. A tangy, savory table wine.
Casa Marguery 2010  Malbec
83 points
$14.99
Aromas of smoked berries and chocolate and pepper with a supple, dryish medium body and as tart sour cherry, craisin, cedar and charcoal finish with pithy tannins. A dry steak wine.
83 points $14.99
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