February 2014 - Eastern Europe - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is Eastern European - All Wines
(Bulgarian, Croatia, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, Moldovan, Romanian, Slovenia) Wines
Eastern Europe - All Wines Reviews
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Chateau Burgozone
2012 Viognier
Lustrous golden yellow color. Aromas of dried nectarine, pickled citrus, and minerals with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy tropical fruit, custard, and baking spices accented finish. Exquisitely balanced, nuanced, and flavorful.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205458
Chateau Burgozone
2012 Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Toasty aromas of roasted lemon, guava, and passionfruit pastry with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy delicately smoky, nougat, pineapple creme brulee, and spiced apple accented finish. Nice purity, balance, and vibrancy of flavor; this could easily pass for a much more expensive chardonnay or white Burgundy.
92 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205363
Vini
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark violet black color. Rich aromas of chocolate raisins and nuts are attractive with a buoyant fruit-yet-dry medium body and a zesty pomegranate and raspberry accented finish with firm oaky tannins. Serve with spicy beef dishes. Flavorful and fun now, will be in even better in a year.
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Chateau Burgozone
2011 Cabernet Franc
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of chocolate toffee, coffee, and toasty raspberry tart with supple fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy sour cherry, herb, and mineral accented finish with chewy fruit tannins. Very tasty, vibrant, and well balanced for sipping or the table.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Vini
2012 Pinot Noir
Garnet color. Aromas of spicy cherry compote, beet, and gherkin with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, cinnamon, apple, and slate accented finish. Nice.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Vini
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of lemon, melon, grass and bark with a tangy, light-to-medium body and a crisp, delicate lemon custard accented finish. A pleasant sipper or pair with shrimp.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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