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Reviews for 2014

March 2014 - New Release Wines - January

March 2014 - New Release Wines - January
This month's Wine feature is Out-of-Schedule Wines/Portfolio Reviews - January Wines

New Release Wines - January Reviews

Stina’s Cellars NV Pomegranate Dessert Wine Washington
93 points
Minutely hazy bright crimson color. Aromas of honeycomb, cheese rind, and warm cranberry and pomegranate chutney with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and long, tangy, and pure pomegranate sorbet and earth finish. A uniquely flavorful dessert wine that is a great choice to pair with goat and blue cheeses.
Jarvis 2012 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented, Finch Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay
92 points
Golden color. Bold oaky aromas of toasted hazelnut brittle, vanilla cream and roasted pineapple with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, spiced apple, nougat, and meringue finish. A delicious wood accented chardonnay that screams Napa. Pair with plank roasted fish.
Shannon Ridge 2011 Terre Vermielle Vineyard Barbera
91 points
Ruby color. Aromas of chocolate graham cracker, dark roasted nuts, leather, and blackberry jam on dark rye toast with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a supple, goji berry and sour cherry sorbet finish. Excellent flavor and structure for sipping or the table.
91 points $24.99
Heliodoro 2011  Pinot Noir
89 points
Aromas of vanilla beeswax candle, plum, and boysenberry custard tart with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, cocoa, earth and pomegranate accented finish with chewy tannins. Nice structure and varietal character.
CULT X 2011  Pinot Noir
89 points
Deep garnet color. Bold aromas and flavors of coconut creme brulee, cherry compote, and berry pie with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a toasted nut, vanilla and delicate spice accented finish. A full throttled pinot with plenty of oak and almost zinfandel-like character.
Blüfeld 2012  Riesling
88 points
Best Buy
Golden silver color. Aromas of grilled peaches, apple sauce, and lime curd with an off-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy clementine and honey finish with bright acidity. A nice off dry sipper or table wine for spicy Thai food.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Shannon Ridge 2010 Caldwell Ranch Petite Sirah
88 points
Deep garnet violet color. Rich aromas and flavors of dried berries, toasted meringue, sassafras, and exotic spices with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, medium-to-full body and a creamy mocha and firm, coating tannin finish. Pleasant now with a well-marbled steak, but even better in the future
88 points $24.99
Taproot 2012  Moscato
87 points
Best Buy
Pale golden color. Aromas of honey cream, meringue, and peach cobbler with a silky, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a sweet apple and pear accented finish. Tasty.
87 points $7.97 Best Buy
Stina’s Cellars 2012 Millennium Vineyards, Siegerrebe Washington
86 points
Golden amber color. Aromas of grilled apricots, waxy honeycomb, and marinated artichoke with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a pickle relish, apple butter and fall leaves accented finish. A rather exotic white table wine with pair with roasted game birds.
Skinnygirl 2013  Moscato
85 points
Golden color. Aromas of waxy honeycomb, peach pie, coconut and a whiff of latex glove with a tingling fruity medium body and an earth peach pit, grape skin, and straw finish. A nice rustic moscato for the table.
85 points $14.99
Chateau le Sabley 2010  Bordeaux ABC
84 points
Dark ruby color. Aromas of chalk, cocoa and currants with a dryish medium body and a craisin, pencil shavings, and earth with firm tannins. Serve with food.
84 points $9.99
Skinnygirl 2012  Pinot Grigio
84 points
Golden silver color. Aromas of citrus, pear sauce, and nougat with a tangy light body and a melon and vanilla yogurt accented finish.
84 points $11.99
Skinnygirl 2012  Chardonnay
81 points
Pale golden color. Aromas and flavor of baked wax paper and spiced apple baked in clay pot with a tart, fruity light body and an honeyed melon and canned pineapple slices finish.
81 points $11.99