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September 2013 - New Release Wines (July)

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

New Release Wines (July) Reviews

Jarvis 2011  Chardonnay
95 points
$110
Rich golden color. Vibrant aromas of roasted pineapple, praline, and vanilla with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long spiced apple and cashew nuanced finish. A deliciously balanced and flavorful oak influenced chardonnay that is very Burgundian.
Parmelee-Hill 2011 Estate Grown Zinfandel
94 points
$35
Garnet color. Bright aromas of raspberries, pencil shavings, spice, and pickled okra with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy dried Montmorency cherry and earth driven finish with chewy tannins. A captivating, mouthwatering and delicious zin that hits all the right notes.
Parmelee-Hill 2011 Estate Grown Pinot Noir
94 points
$45
Bright ruby color. Toasty aromas of toffee and berry pie with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, chewy dried cherry, smoked peppercorn, spice, and roasted nut finish. A deliciously balanced and richly flavorful pinot for all occasions.
H/H Estates 2011 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, "H/H Buck" Syrah
93 points
$38
Deep violet black color. Aromas of olive, leather, melted chocolate and dried cherries with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long toffee, spiced berry, and mineral accented finish. A delicious savory red for sipping or the table.
Alexandria Nicole 2011 Destiny Ridge Vineyard, "Rock Star" Red Horse Heaven Hills
93 points
$42
Garnet violet color. Rich aromas of pickling spices, huckleberry, and sandalwood with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a long, zesty spiced citrus. cornichon and apple accented finish. A great savory table wine that will be great with bbq.
Coyote Canyon Winery 2011 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Grenache
92 points
$25
Garnet violet color. Aromas of spicy berry chutney and chocolate strawberries and oranges with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, citrus, melon and spice accented finish with dusty tannins. Great table friendly acidity.
JAQK Cellars 2008 "Soliders of Fortune" Syrah
92 points
$48
Deep garnet purple color. Aromas of creme brulee, nuts, chocolate, and raspberry tart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a gracefully poached apple and cherry accented finish with well-integrated tannins. A pleasure on it’s own or with food.
Chateau Grand Rigaud 2010  Puisseguin St. Emilion
91 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of toffee, blackberry pie a la mode, sandalwood and spice with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy plum, apple, cedar, pepper, and mineral accented finish with fine tannins. An elegant, nuanced dry red for sipping or the table.
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Zinopolis 2012  Zinfandel
91 points
$18.99
Ruby color. Bright aromas of mulberries, whole nuts, and pickling spices with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a long black raspberry, apple, and cedar driven finish. A very flavorful and balanced zin.
91 points $18.99
Amizetta Vineyards 2012  Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$20
Golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon cream pie, baked yellow apple, and grass with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy citrus, nut and spice nuanced finish. Lovely flavor and balance for sipping or the table.
Coyote Canyon Winery 2011 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, "Tres Cruces" Horse Heaven Hills
91 points
$25
Deep violet black color. Aromas of boysenberry pie a la mode, chocolate nuts, and sweet baking spices with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a spiced cherry, carrot and mineral accented finish. A vibrant flavorful red blend for all occasions.
Goldfinch NV  Moscato
90 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Straw yellow color. Aromas of peaches and lemon curd with a supple, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy orange and honeyed apple finish. Well balanced and very tasty; will be great with spicy Latin dishes.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Chateau Cabredon 2010  Bordeaux Tradition
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Deep garnet purple color. Aromas and flavors of mocha, praline, sour cherries and delicate spice with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a latte and mineral accented finish. Very stylish and versatile.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Jarvis 2011 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented Tempranillo
90 points
$90
Dark garnet violet color. Rich aromas of dark berries, cedar, dried blossoms, and spice with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, mineral kissed finish with chewy tannins.
Chateau Cabredon 2011  Côtes de Bordeaux
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Garnet purple color. Roasted nuts, chocolate, berry tart, and mocha aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a chewy, cedar and mineral accented finish. A fine wine for sipping or the table.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Alexandria Nicole 2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay
89 points
$28
Golden yellow color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of kiwi, clementine and green apple with a supple, fruity medium body and a zesty, spicy meringue and praline accented finish.
Starlite 2012  Viognier
89 points
$50
Pale golden color. Aromas and flavors of peach cobbler and flan with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a toasted nut, mineral and warming pepper accented finish.
Chateau Cabredon 2012  Bordeaux
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Garnet purple color. Toasted nut, chocolate cherries, vanilla cream, and spice aromas and flavors with a supple, dryish medium body and a cedar, pepper, grilled pear, and slate accented finish. Very precise and well balanced fruit and oak.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Heron Hill Winery 2011  Pinot Noir
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Deep crimson color. Aromas and flavors of toasted cranberry bread and chocolate cherries with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and mineral, melon, and nut brittle. A solid pinot for the table.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Chateau Hautpingat 2011  Bordeaux
85 points
$10.99
Deep garnet color. Pleasing aromas of blueberry cobbler and chocolate with a chewy, dryish medium body and a nut brittle, mineral, and oak accented finish with firm tannins. Serve with meats or wait a while.
85 points $10.99
Maroon Wines 2009  Zinfandel
85 points
$50
Dusty ruby color. Unusual aromas of paper mache, dried berries and roasted root vegetables with a a chewy medium body and a smoky, roasted nut, vanilla and earth finish. A rustic zin to serve with game.
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