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October 2015 - 2015 World Value Wine Challenge

October 2015 - 2015 World Value Wine Challenge
This month's Wine feature is 2015 World Value Wine Challenge Wines.

2015 World Value Wine Challenge Reviews

Torrea del Sale 2014  Sangiovese
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of black raspberry, currant, vanilla, and black pepper with a soft, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long black cherry, plum, blackberry, and leather finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. This deep violet red manages to balance decadent amounts of dark fruit with just enough tannins, acidity and spice to keep everything in check and have you coming back for more and more and more.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Tenute Rubino 2012 Marmorelle Salento IGT Salento Rosso IGT
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright dark violet color. Fruity, earthy floral toasty aromas of spiced dark berries, banana leaf, red flowers, and black olives & pepper with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry full body and a peppery, medium-length finish with fine, well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Marlo 2012  Merlot
90 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Light color. Exotic, elegant fruity complex aromas of wild raspberry, cherry compote, vanilla, and baking spice with an tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, medium-long currant, cherry skin, mocha, and vanilla-spice cake finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. Rich and textured with a densely cherry-berry core that beautifully complements the perfectly manicured oak, the intriguing wild raspberry on the nose and the chewy tannins on the finish.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Leyendas de Familia 2014 Reserva Carmenere
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Dark color. Bold, fruity, oaky rustic spicy aromas of black currant, mocha, vanilla-spice, and black cherry with a chewy, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long mocha, roasted plums, vanilla, and cinnamon finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. Rich, chewy roasted dark fruit and vanilla couple with chewy tannins and rustic acidity to create a mouthful of flavor ready to throw at boldly flavored cooking.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2013 Red Médoc
89 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of black currant, pencil shavings, cherry skin, and granite with a slightly chewy, lively, dry medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long black currant, morello cherry, rich earth, and cigar box finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. Classic Bordeaux over delivers with plenty of black currant, chewy cherry skin, mineral laced cigar box and firm, but integrated tannins all with a complex, balanced finish.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Bogle 2013  Merlot
89 points
$9
Best Buy
Bright medium dusty ruby color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas of black berries, plums, tree bark, and cedar with a chewy, crisp, dry full body and a warming, refreshing, brisk finish with chewy, firm, grippy tannins and moderate oak.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
89 points $9 Best Buy
Belle Ambiance 2013 Red Blend California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright medium brown brick red color. Fruity, toasty earthy aromas of ripe blackberries, black plums, caramel, and dried twigs - clay with a lively, dry full body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long finish with well-integrated, firm, fine, fruit tannins and moderate oak.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
El Cortijillo 2014  Tempranillo
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Fruity, floral jammy minty aromas of black raspberry, vanilla, spice cake, and dried plum with a creamy, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length plum jam, black raspberry, sweet vanilla, and cherry finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. Over delivers on beautiful cherry, plum and berry fruit framed with generous vanilla and silky tannins for everyday, balanced sipping on the indulgent side.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Graton Cellars 2012  Merlot
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of baked berries and dill pickle with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, amusing, medium-length boysenberry jam on toast, apple, and nuts finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A juicy, appetizing, lightly spicy merlot that is sure to please.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Marchesi del Salento 2014 Red Nero dAvola
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Fruity, jammy exotic earthy aromas of black raspberry, grilled blood orange, mocha, and black plum with an tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length black plum, raspberry jam, vanilla, and roast cherry finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. Juicy, chewy fruit has deliciously chewy tannins, notes of roasted cherry and a touch of vanilla.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Marlo 2012  Pinot Noir
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Brown brick red color. Lively, fruity, mature woody aromas of cherry, button mushroom, plum, and vanilla with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a polished, charming, medium-length cherry, plum, vanilla, and mushroom finish with silky tannins and light oak. Delivers plenty of rich cherry and plum fruit with classic notes of mushrooms, silky tannins and an elegant touch of vanilla.
Awards: '2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
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