June 2013 - New Release Wines (April)

This month's Wine feature is Out-of-Schedule Wines/Portfolio Reviews (April) Wines
New Release Wines (April) Reviews
202576
Jarvis
2010 Reserve, Estate Grown, Cave Fermented Merlot
Garnet violet black color. Elegant aromas of dark berries, chocolate toffee, and baking spices with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, mocha, apple and mineral nuanced finished with perfected integrated tannins. A remarkably flavorful and polished merlot that will be great with filet mignon.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202574
Jarvis
2010 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented Merlot
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of vanilla cream, root beer, toasty toffee, and plum pie with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, mocha, nut, and baking spice driven finish with finely polished tannins. Rich, concentrated, and refined.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202472
Chacewater
2010 Zinfandel
Ruby color. Aromas of buttery cashew brittle and spicy blueberry gelato with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, creamy vanilla and chocolate nougat bar finish with fine, satiny tannins. Very tasty.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202657
Miller Wine Works
2012 Union of Four, "Harvest Blanc" El Dorado County
Golden yellow color. Toasty peach pie and quince jam aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy lemon meringue and toasty almond praline finish. A very well polished and flavorful white Rhone blend.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202656
Miller Wine Works
2007 Kimberly's Selection, "The Works" Napa Valley
Ruby with a red brick rim. Aromas of dried cherries and strawberries, pickling spices, nut brittle, and whipped cream with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, nicely balanced and savory finish with plush tannins. Great on its own or with food; try with pot roasts.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202343
White Rock
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark garnet black color. Aromas of berry yogurt, marinated beets, cocoa, and pepper with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a savory pickling spice, vanilla and menthol tobacco accented finish with firm brooding tannins. Give this some time, it will improve.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202377
Ruby Kurant
2009 "The Archer" California
Dark ruby color. Aromas of chocolate nuts, berries, and baking spice with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy orange sorbet and earth accented finish with plump balanced tannins. A delicious grenache for sipping or the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202475
Chacewater
2010 Petite Sirah
Deep purple dark color. Dense black raspberry, cracked pepper, chocolate, spice,and slate aromas and flavors with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, vanilla cream accented finish with firm, chewy tannins. Brawny flavor packed petite sirah that will be great with steaks.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202344
White Rock
2008 Claret Napa Valley
Violet black color. Earthy aromas of clay, black olive, chocolate graham cracker and currant with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, blackberry, cherry, earth, and peppery spice finish with firm, chewy tannins. A nice table with to serve with prime rib.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202354
Trifula
2011 Piemonte Rosso DOC
Garnet color. Aromas of berry creme brulee, rhubarb preserves, and chocolate with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a cedar, herbal, and olive accented finish with chewy, powdery tannins. This is a very fine table wine at a great price.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202469
Chacewater
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate maple fudge, creme brulee, and cherry pastry with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, dried berry, nut, and earth accented finish with powdery tannins. A nice well rounded cabernet with lots of ripe fruit.
90 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202345
White Rock
2010 Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon curd, coconut, and toasty apple pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy nut brittle and spice accented finish. A rich, flavorful and zesty chardonnay.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202272
Blackbird
2010 "Arise" Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley
Deep violet black color. Aromas of mocha, boysenberry jam, nuts, and brown spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy, oak and earth finish with firm tannins. Give this some time or serve with a well-marbled steak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202471
Chacewater
2012 Rosé Wine Sierra Foothills
Pretty scarlet pink color. Aromas of ripe cherry, watermelon, and strawberry with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, red apple, peppery spice and mineral finish. Flavorful nicely balanced rosé for sipping or the table.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202474
Chacewater
2011 Chardonnay
Golden color. Creamy aromas of apple tart, white chocolate and yogurt nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy pineapple and peppery spice finish. Very tasty.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202470
Chacewater
2011 Syrah
Inky purple color. Aromas of spicy berry pie, mulberry, nougat, and mint with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, peppery finish with coating tannins. A solid syrah for the table.
88 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202575
Jarvis
2008 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented Cabernet Franc
Deep purple garnet color. Aromas of honeyed cherries, mulberries and nuts with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy, earthy tannin finish. This needs a little time.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202317
flipflop
NV Merlot
Garnet color. Coffee candy, cherry jam, and pickling spice aromas and flavors with a supple, fruity medium body and a toasty, oak spice driven finish. A very nice fruity everyday sipper.
87 points $5.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202271
Recuerdo
2012 Torrontes
Straw green color. Floral, peach and yellow rose aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body, lively acidity, apple notes, and a bit of warmth on the finish. A very nice summer sipper.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202468
Chacewater
2012 Riesling
Golden silver color. Aromas and flavors of peach cobbler, lemon curd, and woodsy dried apples with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy, honeyed apple finish. A nice off-dry sipper.
87 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202456
Viña Decana
2009 Crianza Tempranillo
Dark ruby black color. Savory aromas dried cherries, lime powder, Kalamata olive, and horse blanket with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nut, rawhide, and earth finish with chewy tannins. A funky, wild and wooly red that will be great with game.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202316
flipflop
NV Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet violet color. Bright spicy pickle, sauerkraut, peppercorn, and chocolate cherry aromas with a tangy, fruity medium body and a cedar, praline, and earth accented finish. A nice spicy sipper with will go great with bbq.
86 points $5.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202658
Miller Wine Works
2012 Le Colline des Pommes, "Ruddy Bloom" El Dorado County
Distinctive orange pink color. Aromas of cherry custard pie a la mode and strawberries and cream with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy blood orange and apple finish. A nice drier styled rose for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202402
Massimo
2010 Rioja
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of chocolate, dried cherry, licorice, olive, and sautéed vegetable with a supple, dryish medium body and a pistachio and earth accented finish. A nice savory table wine.
85 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202473
Chacewater
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of lemon meringue pie and peach compote with a dry-yet fruity, light-to-medium body and a tart, drying grassy earth driven finish. A nice dry sauvignon blanc for the table.
85 points $13.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202319
flipflop
NV Pinot Noir
Dark ruby color. Chocolate cherry aroma with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a brisk, tangy, toasty nut and peppery spice finish.
82 points $5.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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