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September 2015 - US Red & White Hybrids

September 2015 - US Red & White Hybrids
This month's Wine feature is US Red & White Hybrid Wines

US Red & White Hybrids Reviews

Cedar Creek Winery 2014 La Belle Vie Vidal Blanc
93 points
$9
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas of pineapple custard, coconut milk, and white nougat bar with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length ripe apple, delicate spice, and wheatgrass finish. A delicious, wonderfully fruity vidal blanc with great flavor and style.
93 points $9 Best Buy
Wollersheim 2014 Prairie Fume Fume
92 points
$9
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas of kiwi, green apple, spiced melon, and slate with a silky, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long honeyed clementine and Meyer lemon finish with crunchy, fruit tannins. A superbly clean and flavorful seyval blanc with great varietal character and structure.
92 points $9 Best Buy
Chelsea Forge 2012 Alba Estate Vineyard Chambourcin
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas of dried orange blossoms and pressed linen with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length black raspberry compote, vanilla nuts, and baking spices finish with fine, silky tannins and light oak. A delicious and elegant chambourcin.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Wollersheim 2014 Domaine du Sac Red
90 points
$14
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of blueberry pie a la mode and buttery toffee and caramel corn with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, easy sour cherry, milk chocolate, and sour apple finish with soft tannins and light oak. A delicious, balanced, old world styled red.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Bordeleau NV Lot 6 Chambourcin
90 points
$18
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Delicate aromas of vanilla custard, berries on the bush, and pencil shavings with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length cranberry relish, spiced yams, earth, and smoked nuts finish with moderate oak. A nice earthy red that will be great with game.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Debonné Vineyards 2013 Ice Wine Vidal Blanc
90 points
$29.99
Bright medium bright gold color. Fruity, citrusy savory spicy aromas of roasted pineapples, honey crisp apples, and lemon custard with a supple, vibrant, sweet full body and a peppery, long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
90 points $29.99
Cedar Creek Winery 2014 Bon Vivant Dry red
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of chocolate toffee, buckwheat pancake with berries, and aloe with a supple, tart, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, captivating, medium-length cranberry sauce, nuts, grilled pepper, and earth finish with light oak. A refreshing, mouthwatering red.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Wollersheim 2014 Prairie Sunburst Red Red
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of chocolate rice, creamy nougat, black raspberry pie, and aloe with a body and a delightful, medium-length roasted pepper, pomegranate, cocoa, and cedar mulch finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and light oak. A crisp, mouthwatering red that will pair nicely.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Wollersheim 2014 Prairie Blush Wisconsin
88 points
$10
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of berries in cream, watermelon, and apple with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length honey cream and mandarin orange finish with crunchy, fine tannins and no oak. A crisp, juicy, fruity rosé sipper.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Easley 2013  Chambourcin
88 points
$12.95
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Bright, toasty aromas of roasted nuts, chocolate, and berry bush with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, crisp grilled blackberries and tomatoes, wood smoke, silt, and vanilla finish with fine tannins and light oak. A pleasant table friendly chambourcin with a touch of earthy funk.
88 points $12.95 Best Buy
Easley 2014  Traminette
88 points
$12.95
Best Buy
Bright pale straw green color. Bright, citrusy, fruity floral aromas of ruby grapefruit, bitter lemon pith, and white flowers with a crisp, off-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, refreshing, snappy finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
88 points $12.95 Best Buy
Train Wreck 2013 "Brianna" Iowa
87 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas of ripe kiwi, lychee, and orange blossoms with a soft, fruity light body and a sleek, interesting, snappy topical fruit salad with banana, green apple, earth, and marinated cucumber finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice combination of fruit and savory notes.
87 points $13.95 Best Buy
Train Wreck 2013 "Caboose" Iowa
87 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Bright pale medium light gold color. Fruity, floral spicy aromas of spiced yellow apples, cardamom, white flower note, and subtle Vietnamese cinnamon with a crisp, off-dry medium-to-full body and an effortless, complex, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
87 points $13.95 Best Buy
Girouard Vines 2013 Red Wine Clarksburg
87 points
$38
Dark dusty ruby color. Delicate, exotic aromas of white chocolate raisins, spiced nuts, and exotic berry compote with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity body and a polished, delightful, cheery blood orange and earth finish with fine tannins and light oak. A fun, very different red blend.
Train Wreck 2013 "Kate" Iowa
86 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Bright light ruby garnet color. Lively, fruity, earthy jammy aromas of grape jelly and spiced cherries with a soft, fruity body and a peppery, intriguing, easy finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
86 points $13.95 Best Buy
Train Wreck 2013 "Gandy Dancer" Seyval Blanc
85 points
$13.95
Clear medium straw color. Bright, fruity, earthy aromas of ripe yellow apples, lemon curd, plumbers putty, and dried leaf with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
85 points $13.95
Train Wreck 2013 "Edelweiss" Iowa
85 points
$13.95
Silvery emerald straw color. Attractive, fruity toasty aromas of fruit salad and honeyed pineapple danish with a silky, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk apple sauce, peach, and mint jelly finish with no oak. A clean, pleasant off dry sipper.
85 points $13.95
Girouard Vines 2013 Dry Rose Clarksburg
82 points
$23
Brown brick red color. Dank aromas of honeyed sour cherries, tomato, and red grape with a lean, crisp, bone-dry thin body and a charming, short cherry pit, pomegranate seed, nut oil, and gherkin finish with light oak. A earthy and unusual, dry rosé.
Train Wreck 2013 "Cow Catcher" Marquette
80 points
$14.95
Bright light garnet color. Lively, smoky, sulfury aromas of slightly sour cherry/berry, dried canvas, powdered cherry Kool aid, and blood orange with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, captivating, short finish with medium tannins and light oak.
80 points $14.95
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