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October 2012 - 2012 World Value Wine Challenge

October 2012 - 2012 World Value Wine Challenge
This month's Wine feature is 2012 World Value Wine Challenge Wines

2012 World Value Wine Challenge Reviews

Boca Fina 2010 Bloc O Tierra de Castilla
91 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Ripe red cherries, black raspberries, licorice, damson plums and chewy blackberries with a robust, full body, persistent, but integrated tannins and long rich finish. Touch of rich vanilla bean and earthy cherry berry on the palate and finish. Big and broad, long and lasting finish.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' 2012 WVWC Best Red Wine under $10 2012 WVWC Best Spanish Red under $10
91 points $8.99 Best Buy
Arabella 2011  Shiraz
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Lingonberry, crushed boysenberry, black raspberry, licorice, pomegranate, rhubarb and strawberry compote with a dense fruit cake mid-palate, a touch of cracked pepper and integrate tannins, finish moderately long and balanced ending with inky black licorice and black raspberries.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' 2012 WVWC Best South African Shiraz
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Silver Lake 2008 "Roza Red Blend" Rattlesnake Hills
90 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Red cherry, black raspberry, crushed boysenberry, lingonberry, vanilla and black raspberry are consistent from the nose to the palate to the finish. Soft tannins, medium bodied and very well-balanced. Long finish of zesty fruit, integrated tannins and a touch of fine grained oak.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Alba NV "Old Mill Red" New Jersey
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Red currants, Fraises du Bois, Forest Floor, wild mushrooms, Vinous red cherries, prunes, dried pomegranate, vanilla and baking spice. Medium bodied with soft tannins, refreshing acidity and a medium long balanced finish. Very Bordeaux-like.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Boca Fina 2010 Bloc T Tierra de Castilla
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Black cherry, boysenberry, plum and figs with a palate rich with dark fruits, soft tannins and a fairly long finish. Fruit has a ripe and almost roasty quality without being overripe. Excellent acidity balances the rich, dark fruit.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Duck Tape 2010  Merlot
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Black cherry, cassis, tomato leaf, cedar, pencil lead, vanilla, a touch of licorice, brown spice, fresh turned garden soil and wild raspberries lead to a medium bodied soft wine, integrated tannins and balancing acidity leading a supple finish. Moderately complex and very well put together.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' 2012 WVWC Best Uruguay Red Wine
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Line 39 2011  Petite Sirah
90 points
$10
Best Buy
violet color. Aromas of vanilla buttercream and cherry-raspberry pie with a silky fruity medium-to-full body and smooth, tangy, nicely balanced finish. A spot-on petite sirah that is sure to be a hit; pair with spicy Latin beef dishes.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' 2012 WVWC Best US Petite Sirah $10 and under
90 points $10 Best Buy
Bogle 2010  Merlot
89 points
$9
Best Buy
Aromas and flavors of berries, nougat and cream with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, crisp nutty oak accented finish. A charming all purpose merlot for sipping or burgers.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
89 points $9 Best Buy
Duck Tape 2010  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Black currant, cigar ash, dried cherry, dried black trumpet mushrooms, black volcanic soil, cedar and vanilla on the nose lead to a surprisingly light textured, but flavorful, medium body given the dark, fat aromas. Tannins are soft and acidity moderate to low. Not at all a typical cabernet, very interesting nose and easy to drink.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
La Sagrada 2010 Red Blend Vino de la Tierra de Castilla
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Cherry, Blackberry, ripe plums and slightly earthy with ripe fruits and a moderately full body. Soft but persistent tannins and a medium long and balanced finish. Just enough earthiness to make it interesting, but still leading with the rich fruit.
Awards: '2012 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
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