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October 2014 - 2014 World Value Wine Challenge

October 2014 - 2014 World Value Wine Challenge
This month's Wine feature is 2014 World Value Wine Challenge Wines

2014 World Value Wine Challenge Reviews

Esser Vineyards 2013  Merlot
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Medium blue violet ruby color. Savory aromas and flavors of spiced berries, hint of smoked meat, pan grille, and turned earth with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting medium-length finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak. A youthful grippy merlot.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Bogle 2012  Merlot
90 points
$9
Best Buy
Ruby color. Rich aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum, vanilla, and pomegranate with a soft, soft, dry medium body and a silky, refreshing breezy finish with fine tannins and light oak. Simply classic California Merlot, well made and clean, free of surprises.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
90 points $9 Best Buy
VINI 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$9
Best Buy
Dark garnet violet black color. Aromas of dried berries, suede, and marinated root vegetables with a silky, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length pomegranate, blood orange, and pencil shavings finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A nice chewy red that will pair great with spicy meat dishes.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under' Best Value Bulgarian Red
90 points $9 Best Buy
Alba NV "Old Mill Red" Warren Hills
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Medium ruby color. Mild aromas and flavors of roasted nuts and cherries, beeswax, and chocolate mousse with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of berry tart, earth, and vanilla cream with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A delightful, seriously easy drinking red that is sure to please.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Rex Goliath NV  Pinot Noir
89 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of cherry, wild strawberry, plum, and vanilla with a velvety, bright, dry medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of boysenberry, lingonberry, and red licorice with fine tannins and light oak. This fruit forward Pinot offers plenty of voluptuous enjoyment, a hint of vanilla barrel aging and fine tannins on the finish.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Rex Goliath NV  Malbec
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Violet opaque color. Rich aromas and flavors of black raspberry, dried plum, vanilla, and cherry compote with a vibrant, dry medium-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of cola and chocolate with well-integrated tannins. Decadent flavors of chocolate and cola are balanced with cherry, plum and black raspberry in a ready to drink now style.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Rex Goliath NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Dark garnet violet black color. Mellow aromas and flavors of dried cherries and pickle with a silky, tangy, fruity body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length finish with accents of blueberry tart, cinnamon, and vanilla nuts with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A tasty and well made red for everyday enjoyment.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Alias 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Dark ruby color. Rich aromas and flavors of blackberry, mocha, black raspberry, and vanilla with a velvety, soft, dry medium body and a smooth, intriguing, breezy finish with accents of cherry, leather, and licorice with soft tannins and light oak. This is a Cabernet for Merlot lovers with gobs of cherry and plum flavors, dark mocha and licorice, but all wrapped up in soft tannins.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Alias 2013 "Secret Agent Red" California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of fig pastry, berry pie, and anisette cookie with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, breezy finish with notes of caramelized carrot, spice, and cedar with fine tannins and light oak. A nice savory sipper or table wine.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Vinne Sklepy Lechovice NV  St. Laurent
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Medium garnet brick red color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spiced nuts, pickles, and currant chutney with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish with notes of borscht, earth, and pencil shaving with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A solid, savory red for all occasions.
Awards: '2014 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
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