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Reviews for 2013

April 2013 - New Release Wines (February)

April 2013 - New Release Wines (February)
This month's Wine feature is Out-of-Schedule Wines/Portfolio Reviews (February) Wines

New Release Wines (February) Reviews

Champagne Baron Fuente 2006 Grand Millesime Champagne
93 points
Pale golden color. Aromas of lemon curd on brioche with a round, very tangy medium-full body and a long, seamless finish with notes of praline, honeyed apple and lime, and earth. A charming, spot-on Champagne with great acidity and style.
Mathis 2008  Grenache
92 points
Garnet color. Bright aromas of cherry compote on toasty angel food cake and a hint of menthol with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a well balanced blackberry, pear skin, nut shell, and mineral accented finish with crunchy fruit tannins. An excellent, well-structured grenache for the table that is reminiscent of a cru Beaujolais.
Tulocay 2010 Haynes Vineyard Pinot Noir
90 points
Deep ruby color. Aromas of chocolate cake, vanilla custard, and cherry liqueur with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, nut, peppery spice accented finish with chewy oak tannins. Very stylish.
Tulocay 2009 Haynes Vineyard Syrah
88 points
Garnet purple color. Aromas of stewed berries, Greek yogurt, and char-roasted nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, blackberry, cream, peppery spice and cedar finish with powdery tannins. Serve with roasted pork loins.
Corbett Canyon NV  Chardonnay
86 points
Best Buy
Bright aromas and flavors of cinnamon apple pie, Meyer lemon, and nectarine with a sleek, fruity medium body and crisp, refreshing finish. A perfect patio wine.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Grizzly Peak 2011 Estate Vineyard, "Rumor" Rogue Valley
84 points
Straw color. Slightly stemmy aromas of peach and green apple follow through on the palate with a round, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart lime and chalk accented finish.