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April 2013 - Mideast and Mediterranean - All Wines

April 2013 - Mideast and Mediterranean - All Wines
This month's Wine feature is Mideast and Mediterranean - All Wines
(Cypriot, Greek Mainland, Greek Islands, Lebanese, Turkish) Wines

Mideast and Mediterranean - All Wines Reviews

Getnatoun NV Reserve Narine
91 points
$9.80
Best Buy
Pale golden color. Perfumed aromas of honeyed apricot pastry, lemongrass, and jasmine with a tangy, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a carrot cake, apple cider, Meyer lemon, and mineral accented finish. A delicious, lively and unique white wine that will be great as a sipper or with sautéed fish.
91 points $9.80 Best Buy
Chateau Ksara 2012  Chardonnay
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of tart apples, green pineapple, lemon curd and faint toast with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a refreshing mineral, cream, lime, and drying oak accented finish. A very nice aperitif or shellfish wine with a charming old world style.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Getnatoun NV  Areni of Vernashen
85 points
$9.80
Aromas of clay, mulberries, peppercorns, and sandalwood with a fruity medium body and a tangy cranberry sauce, dried sour cherry, apple core and pencil shaving accented finish with firm, coating tannins. A nice zesty and fruit table wine that will be good with rabbit.
85 points $9.80
Getnatoun NV  Areni of Getnatoun
84 points
$14.20
Earthy herbal aromas of pickled tomatoes and berries, incense, and caramelized nuts with a tart, racy dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a cranberry-mulberry coulis, cedar, and pink peppercorn finish with gripping, dusty tannins. Interesting rusticity that needs foods, pair with venison stew.
84 points $14.20
Getnatoun NV Reserve, Red Dry Wine Armenia
84 points
$14.20
Mild aromas of baked berries and tomatoes and cocoa with a tangy, medium body and a tart sour cherry apple skin and dusty road accented finish with powdery tannins.
84 points $14.20
Chateau Ksara 2011 Le Prieuré Bekaa Valley
82 points
$7
Aromas of clay, cedar, and berry pie crust with a tangy, medium body and a craisin and dusty, brown grass finish with chunky tannins. Pair with goat and game.
Chateau Ksara 2011 Reserve du Couvent Bekaa Valley
81 points
$8
Mild aromas of dried cherries, berries, cocoa and forest floor with a very tart light-to-medium body and a lit cigar and charred nut accented finish with heavy tannins. Pair with rabbit stew or goulash.
Chateau Ksara 2010  Cabernet Sauvignon
80 points
$12
Deep garnet color. Aromas of cigar tobacco, pepper, and faint berry yogurt with a tart, light-to-medium body and a burnt straw and cigarette finish with heavy coating tannins. Maybe with grilled boar or venison.
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