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January 2013 - France - All Wines (Still Wines Only)

January 2013 - France - All Wines (Still Wines Only)
This month's Wine feature is French - All Wines (Still Wines Only) Wines

France - All Wines (Still Wines Only) Reviews

Château Paul Mas 2011 Clos de Savignac Coteaux du Languedoc Gres de Montpellier AOP
93 points
$24.99
Violet black color. Rich aromas of blackberry brandy, toffee, smoked ham, and toasted coconut with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a layered, blackberry creme brulee, pistachio nougat, and baking spices accented finish with chewy tannins. A seamless, meaty red for all occasions; will be sensational with ham.
93 points $24.99
Arnaud de Villeneuve 2011  Muscat Moelleux
92 points
$9.52
Best Buy
Aromas of praline and candied apricot with a silky, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy fruity mouthwatering green apple, honeyed peach, dried flower, and mineral finish. A beautifully balanced off dry sipper or pair with spicy Indian food.
92 points $9.52 Best Buy
Château Pezilla 2009 "élevé en fût de chêne" Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOC
92 points
$15.22
Best Buy
Oak driven aromas of creme brulee, berry pie, pickle relish, and coconut cream with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, well balanced citrus, peach, apple and praline accented finish. A delicious and flavorful red that will work with most everything.
92 points $15.22 Best Buy
Paul Mas Estate 2011 Savignac Vineyard Carignan
91 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Violet. Dense aromas of dried berries, vanilla fudge, and pickled beets with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and round, tangy, stone fruit and mineral driven finish. A very nice range of attractive and savory flavors. Pair with peppered ham or tuna steaks.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Château Paul Mas 2011 Clos des Mûres Coteaux du Languedoc AOP
91 points
$24.99
Amethyst color. Aromas of peanut butter, cocoa, and dried berries with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, dark berry tart, apple sauce, cedar, and mineral nuanced finish with chewy tannins. Give this a year or two.
91 points $24.99
Château Pezilla 2011 Premium Côtes du Roussillon Rouge AOC
90 points
$8.75
Best Buy
Aromas of chocolate nut fudge and raspberry tart a la mode with a soft, fruity medium body and a tangy pomegranate sorbet and citrus accented finish. A tasty crowd pleasing red that will be perfect for parties.
90 points $8.75 Best Buy
Arnaud de Villeneuve 2011  Muscat Sec
90 points
$9.52
Best Buy
Aromas and flavors of almond brittle, dried apricot, and white blossoms with a fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tart tropical citrus and mineral finish. A nicely poised with that will be great with seafood.
90 points $9.52 Best Buy
Arnaud de Villeneuve 2011 "Instant Plaisir" Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Rouge
89 points
$6.58
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas of chocolate berries, mocha, apples and vanilla yogurt with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp cranberry sauce, green apple, and roasted nut finish. A nice sipper or pair with burgers.
89 points $6.58 Best Buy
Terre de Garrigue 2011  Sweety Muscat
89 points
$9.52
Best Buy
Floral and fruit aromas of apple blossom and apricots with silky, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy honeyed apple and spice finish. A very tasty off-dry sipper or pair with hot Thai curries.
89 points $9.52 Best Buy
La Forge Estate 2011  Chardonnay
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Aromas of toasty apple pie and pineapple upside down cake with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, nicely balanced lime, nut, and mineral driven finish. Nicely toasty.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
La Forge Estate 2011  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Aromas gooseberry, melon and lime aromas and flavors with a tangy, light-to-medium body and a refreshing hay, grapefruit and mineral accented finish. A refreshing sipper or pair with grilled fish.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Paul Mas Estate 2011 La Forge Vineyard Marsanne
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Aromas and flavors of lime custard and nectarine cream tart with a round, dryish medium body and a crisp citrus, mineral, and nut accented finish. A nicely balanced sipper or table wine.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Paul Mas Estate 2011 Single Vineyard Picpoul de Pinet
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Spicy apple sauce and pineapple cake aromas with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a refreshing vanilla and mineral kissed finish. A delicious and nicely restrained sipper or table wine.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Arnaud de Villeneuve 2011 "Instant Plaisir" Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Blanc
88 points
$6.58
Best Buy
Aromas of dried stone fruit and citrus and praline with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nicely integrated, zesty tropical citrus finish.
88 points $6.58 Best Buy
Arnaud de Villeneuve 2011 Réserve Grenache Macabeu
88 points
$10.46
Best Buy
Aromas of lemon, creme fraiche, dried flowers, and apricot pit with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy kiwi and mineral nuanced finish. A zesty table wine that’s a great choice for spicy Asian fish dishes.
88 points $10.46 Best Buy
Arnaud de Villeneuve 2011 Réserve, Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Roussillon AOC
88 points
$10.68
Best Buy
Aromas of chocolate drizzled raspberries and vanilla custard with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, grilled apple and orange, cedar and mineral driven finish. A rock solid wine for the table.
88 points $10.68 Best Buy
Arnaud de Villeneuve 2011 Réserve Grenache Noir
88 points
$11.41
Best Buy
Aromas of cherry and fig pastes, custard, and floral Provence soap with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, apple, dried lavender, thyme and lemon-lime zest accented finish. An exotically flavorful grenache to pair with spicy game birds.
88 points $11.41 Best Buy
La Forge Estate 2011  Merlot
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Aromas of chocolate nuts, brown spices and berry custard with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and plum, fig, blackberry, and cedar accented finish. Tasty and pure.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Paul Mas Estate 2011 Single Vineyard G.S.M.
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Aromas of ripe cherries, honeycomb, and vanilla custard with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, boysenberry, kiwi, praline mineral and spice kissed finish. A nice everyday sipper or pair with lasagna.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Paul Mas Estate 2011 Gardemiel Vineyard Malbec
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Aromas of clay, saddle leather, sweet pickling spices, and mulberries with a tangy, fruity yet dry medium body and a black cherry jam, aloe, and grilled pepper and lime accented finish with chewy tannins. A great choice for spicy Latin beef dishes.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Arnaud de Villeneuve 2011 "153 RD 900" Côtes du Roussillon AOC
87 points
$7.70
Best Buy
Aromas of strawberry tart and chocolate nuts with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy apple and orange sorbet accented finish. A tasty fruity sipper or pair with bbq.
87 points $7.70 Best Buy
Arrogant Frog 2011 "Savvy Sauvignon" Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Aromas of dried citrus peels and lavender with a tart light-to-medium body and a tangy lemon, orange and grass accented finish. A mouthwatering sauvignon blanc that will shine with seafood; try with shrimp scampi.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Arrogant Frog 2011 "Croak Rotie" Syrah-Viognier
87 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Violet. Rich aromas of toffee, berry pie, and and caramelized bacon with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy green apple, citrus and nut accented finish. A lively sipper or pair with spicy marinated pork loins or wild boar.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Arrogant Frog 2011 "Lily Pad Red" Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Soft aroma and flavors of chocolate berries and plum custard with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, honeyed apple, nut skin and mineral finish.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Les Hauts de Lagarde 2011 Blanc-Sec Bordeaux ABC
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright aromas of gooseberry jam, fig and guava with a tart light-to-medium body and a lemon and starfruit finish. A crisp shellfish wine.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Paul Mas Estate 2011 St. Hilaire Vineyard Chardonnay
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Aromas of green and red apples and dried citrus with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a green pineapple, limestone and lemon accented finish. A crisp, tangy and refreshing food chardonnay.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Paul Mas Estate 2011 St. Hilaire Vineyard Pinot Noir
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of cherry and plum preserves and nut brittle with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus and mineral accented finish. A refreshing table wine.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Arrogant Frog 2011 "Lily Pad Noir" Pinot Noir
85 points
$10.99
Garnet color. Mild aromas and flavors of under ripe cherries and berries with a dryish light-to-medium body and a charred cedar, citrus, tomato skin, and nut accented finish. Pair with veal.
85 points $10.99
La Forge Estate 2011  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$14.99
Aromas of chocolate roasted nuts, currants and clay with a tart dryish medium body and a grilled cedar, cherry and apple accented finish. Pair with flank steaks.
85 points $14.99
Arrogant Frog 2011 "Lily Pad White" Chardonnay
84 points
$10.99
Mild aromas of unbaked apple pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and praline and pineapple, gingerbread and lemon pepper accented finish.
84 points $10.99
La Forge Estate 2011  Pinot Noir
84 points
$14.99
Aromas of dried berries, granola, and mocha toffee with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, tannic nut and grilled apple accented finish.
84 points $14.99
Les Hauts de Lagarde 2011 Rouge Bordeaux AOC
83 points
$12.99
Aromas of crayon, grilled berries, honey and toasted herbs with a round, dryish medium body and a cranberry, lime, forest floor and okra accented finish.
83 points $12.99
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