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October 2013 - 2013 World Value Wine Challenge

October 2013 - 2013 World Value Wine Challenge
This month's Wine feature is 2013 World Value Wine Challenge Wines

2013 World Value Wine Challenge Reviews

Avalon 2011  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$10
Best Buy
Deep ruby color. Aromas of roasted peppers, cassis pie, and chocolate with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, blood orange, spice, and sour cherry accented finish. A nicely balanced and fruit forward cabernet that covers a lot of bases.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Best Value US Cabernet Sauvignon Exceptional Value
92 points $10 Best Buy
Concannon 2011 Selected Vineyards Petite Sirah
92 points
$10
Best Buy
Deep cherry red color with a velvet rim. Aromas of sweet red color cherries, Damson plums, black raspberry, vanilla bean and creme caramel. Ripe, luscious flavors of wild strawberries, black raspberries and crushed blackberries with ripe tannins and vanilla. Over the top flavors, silky and balanced. Finish is fruit forward without lots of complexity.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Best Value US Petite Sirah Exceptional Value
92 points $10 Best Buy
Alias 2011 Secret Agent Red California
91 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Ruby with a red brick rim. Aromas and flavors of spicy blueberry cobbler, chocolate mint, and pomegranate chutney are rich and enticing with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a zesty lime curd, spiced apple, cedar, and toffee accented finish. A delicious go-to red wine that delivers impressive complexity and style for the price.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Best Value US Other US Red Exceptional Value
91 points $8.99 Best Buy
Rex Goliath NV "Free Range Red" American
91 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Savory aromas of roasted peppers, olives, and chocolate drizzled berries with a supple, fruity medium body and juicy, jammy raspberry and spiced nut finish. A very tasty and appetizing red blend for everyday pleasure.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Exceptional Value
91 points $8.99 Best Buy
Line 39 2011  Merlot
91 points
$10
Best Buy
Deep garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed berries and nut have a hint of bacon with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a nice dash of roasted citrus, apple, and cedar on the finish. A very well balanced, flavorful, and pure merlot.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Best Value US Merlot Exceptional Value
91 points $10 Best Buy
Alias 2012  Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$8.99
Best Buy
A ruby garnet color. Aromas of cherry custard, chocolate and delicate spice with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a roasted beet, vanilla cream, and dark berry finish. Nice purity of fruit and balanced oak.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Exceptional Value
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Bella Sera 2011  Pinot Noir
90 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Deep ruby red with a light brick red rim. Aromas of red cherries, wild strawberries, raspberries, crimini mushrooms, vanilla, brown spice and Autumn leaves. Silky, but toothsome tannins with cherry-berry flavors framed with earthy mushrooms, sweet vanilla, baking spice and refreshing acidity. Beautifully balanced with a long finish.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Best Value Italian Regional Pinot Noir Exceptional Value
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Lucky Star 2011  Pinot Noir
90 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of roasted pecan, dark chocolate, and baked berries with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, sour cherry, pencil shavings, and spice accented finish. A flavorful and balanced pinot for all applications.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Exceptional Value
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Bogle 2011  Merlot
90 points
$9
Best Buy
Deep ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of cherry preserves, plum and roasted nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nice, chewy nougat, grilled apple and earthy beet accented finish. Nice range of fruity and savory favors for sipping or the table.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Exceptional Value
90 points $9 Best Buy
Frey 2012 Organic, "Agriculturist" Mendocino
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Opaque with a lavender rim. Aromas of black plum, pomegranate, mushrooms and leather. Lingonberry and pomegranate flavors with dusty tannins, vanilla, mocha and leather satchel. Touch of stewed plums and herbs add depth to the generous flavors. Great for generous fruit driven quaffing.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Exceptional Value
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Johnson Estate 2012 Estate Grown Chambourcin
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Rich violet color. Dense aromas of vanilla, chocolate, floral talc, and lingonberry tart with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy craisin, pomegranate, pencil shaving, and flower patch accented finish with fine tannins. A nicely balanced and pleasantly earthy sipper or table wine.
Awards: '2013 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Exceptional Value
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
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