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February 2015 - 2014 West and Southwest US Regional Review

February 2015 - 2014 West and Southwest US Regional Review
This month's Wine feature is 2013 West and Southwest Regional Review
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2014 West and Southwest US Regional Review Reviews

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2012 "Two Reds" Grenache
91 points
$18
Best Buy
Ruby brick red color. Lively, fruity aromas and flavors of dried berries, sour cherry pie, and sweet beet relish with a silky, tangy, fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish imparting nuances of creme brulee, toasted nuts, blood orange, and pink pepper with silky tannins and light oak. A very tasty and mouthwatering red.
Awards: 2014 Southwest Regional Review - Best Arizona Red Wine
91 points $18 Best Buy
Long Shot 2010 .338 Tempranillo
91 points
$29.99
Garnet black color. Creamy, interesting aromas of baked berries, melted chocolate, and coconut macaroon with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, medium-long raisin cake, savory sundried tomato preserves, and creamy vanilla finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A really fun and very distinctively flavorful red wine that is a pure pleasure to drink and explore.
Awards: 2014 Southwest Regional Review - Best Texas Red Wine
91 points $29.99
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2012 "Partners" Rhone Blend Cochise County
89 points
$20
Garnet violet black color. Attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate covered prunes and dried berries and cherries with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of toffee, cedar, and pepper spice with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A big and bright Rhone blend with lots of dried and juicy fruit.
Anemoi 2013 "Apeliotes" Grand Valley
89 points
$39.95
Garnet black violet color. Attractive, toasty aromas and flavors of smoked bacon and berry pie crust with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish that shows notes of cedar, cocoa, and earth with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A well made, age worthy red blend.
Awards: 2014 Southwest Regional Review - Best Colorado Red Wine
89 points $39.95
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2013 "Best Friends" Viognier
88 points
$16
Gold color. Delicate aromas and flavors of nougat, vanilla candle, and baked peaches with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, breezy finish with accents of spiced melon, exotic tropical fruit, and flowers. A distinctive, tropical viognier for sipping.
Awards: 2014 Southwest Regional Review - Best Arizona White Wine
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2012 "Three Sisters" Syrah
88 points
$22
Bright dark garnet blue violet color. Lively, bright aromas and flavors of tree bark, black currants, toast, and white pepper with a tannic, crisp, dry full body and a warming, intricate, long finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
Canyon Wind 2012  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$29.95
Garnet violet color. Toasty aromas of mocha buttercream, crispy bacon, and polished wood with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length pomegranate, honeycomb, earth, and cedar finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. A hearty steak wine.
88 points $29.95
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2012 "Farmers" Mourvedre
84 points
$18
Garnet violet color. Bright aromas and flavors of beeswax, dried wild berries, and dried meat with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with notes of cedar, nutskin, and tomato with cottony tannins and moderate oak. A very dry table wine.
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