February 2013 - New Release Wine (December)

This month's Wine feature is OOS Wine (December) Wines
New Release Wine (December) Reviews
200669
Kevin Olson
2011 Pinot Noir
Ruby color. Attractively vibrant aromas and flavors of sour cherries, mulberries, cedar and sundried tomatoes with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, peppercorn, Asian spice, and sandalwood incense nuanced finish. A distinctively flavorful and vibrant pinot that is certain to please. A phenomenal choice for Beijing duck.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200971
Tom Eddy
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Ruby black color. Aromas of candle wax, olive, roasted pepper and dried cherry with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy pomegranate tart, spiced nut, and mineral accented finish with chewy, fine tannins. A very nicely styled, food-friendly cabernet that is drinking beautifully now.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200924
RoxyAnn
2009 Claret Rogue Valley
Attractive aromas of blueberry and apple custard pies with a graceful, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tidy, polite tannin finish. A nice table wine; try with grilled lamb chop or eggplant.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200972
Tom Eddy
2008 "Elodian" Cabernet Sauvignon
Ruby black color. Aromas of crayon, cocoa, spice cake, creamy nougat, and currant with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, sour cherry and mineral finish with appetizing, chewy tannins. Very nice depth and balance for sipping or the table.
92 points $39.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200925
RoxyAnn
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of vanilla candle and cookie, berry compote, and spice with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pear, cherry, nut and mineral accented finish. Pleasant.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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