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
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
2008 Grenache
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
2010 Haynes Vineyard Pinot Noir
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
2009 Haynes Vineyard Syrah
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Corbett Canyon
NV Chardonnay
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Grizzly Peak
2011 Estate Vineyard, "Rumor" Rogue Valley
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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