November 2013 - Mideast and Mediterranean - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is Mideast and Mediterranean - All Wines
(Cypriot, Greek Mainland, Greek Islands, Lebanese, Turkish) Wines
Mideast and Mediterranean - All Wines Reviews
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Oktana
2012 Agiorgitiko
Deep violet color. Aromas of raspberry pie and chocolate mousse with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a lush, creamy vanilla, pomegranate, and mineral finish. A very stylish sipper or table wine.
92 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Averoff
2008 Xinomavro
Dark ruby color. Rich craisin, roasted pepper and tomatoes, clay, and spicy gherkin aromas and flavors with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, sour cherry, mint, and peppercorn accented finish with fine tannins. Great flavors and sense of place. Pair with spicy lamb dishes.
92 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Strofilia
2010 Agiorgitiko
Deep garnet color. Aromas of chocolate cherry-mulberry pie and delicate spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, red berry and earth accented finish with coating tannins. A racy red for the table; pair with spicy pork loins.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Katogi Averoff
2010 "Mountain Red" Peloponnese
Deep garnet color. Rich aromas and flavors of dried fruits and berries and apple-pear cider with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, dusty pear and starfruit accented finish with crunchy tannins. A nice table wine.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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