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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.