February 2017 - Regional US Wines - S.E.

This month's Wine feature is Regional US Wines S.E. Wines
Regional US Wines - S.E. Reviews
218348
Biltmore Estate
2014 Syrah
Dark violet color. Buttery aromas and flavors of melted peanut toffee and berry pie a la mode with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, easy spiced berries and nuts and vanilla toffee finish with crunchy, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A vibrant spicy syrah with bright fruit and nutty oak.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218349
Biltmore Estate
2015 Limited Release Roussanne
Light color. Aromas and flavors of pear, kiwi, and cotton candy with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a nuanced, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A rich and mouth filling roussanne with plenty of ripe fruit
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218346
Biltmore Estate
2014 Petit Manseng
Pale color. Aromas and flavors of ripe apple, lemon custard, and oak with an bright, sweet medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish with medium, soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. A creamy and complex dessert wine.
89 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218404
Williamsburg Winery
2015 Wessex Hundred Viognier
Pale yellow straw color. Floral, fruity aromas and flavors of caramelized peaches, honey butter, and floral lotion with a satiny, soft, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, pear custard pastry, nougat, and pink pepper finish with silky, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A delightfully smooth and flavorful viognier that captures the rich essence of the grape.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218406
Williamsburg Winery
2015 Petite Fleur Virginia
Pale light gold color. Floral, fruity, sweet aromas and flavors of mango, honeysuckle, and crusty apple nut tart with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length honeyed golden raisins, spiced peach and apricot, and kiwi skin and seed finish with dusty, fruit tannins and no oak. A nicely, not-to-sweet dessert wine that will pair nicely with cheeses.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218409
Williamsburg Winery
2014 Adagio Virginia
Dark color. Aromas and flavors of dark cherry, sweet oak, and cranberry with a vibrant, dry medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. A nice red that should work well with a variety of foods.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218350
Biltmore Estate
2015 Wine Club Exclusive Release Roussanne - Viognier
Bright yellow straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of fruit salad, apricots, and lilacs with a silky, bright, medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length lemon sorbet and roasted nuts finish with a suggestion of oak. A lovely well balanced white Chateauneuf-de-Pape like blend.
87 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218407
Williamsburg Winery
2014 Four Barrel Cuvee Virginia
Dark color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and earth with a vibrant, dryish medium body and a refreshing, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A simple red that is easy on the palate.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218408
Williamsburg Winery
2014 Gabriel Archer Reserve Virginia
Dark color. Aromas and flavors of dark black fruit, earth, and gravel with an lively, dryish medium body and a refreshing, medium-length finish with medium, earthy tannins and a suggestion of oak. An easy to drink red with plenty of red and black fruits, earth, and a touch of spice.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218347
Biltmore Reserve
2015 Viognier
Pale straw green color. Grainy aromas and flavors of apple bran muffin and oak sack with a soft, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a polished, crisp apple-peach sauce, lemon granita, and grass finish with no oak. A light and dainty viognier sipper.
84 points $18.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218405
Williamsburg Winery
2015 Vintage Reserve Chardonnay
Bright gold color. Roasted aromas and flavors of nuts, toasty oak, and dried apple with a supple, soft, dry light body and an even, brisk apple core, citrus oil, and grassy earth finish with fine, dusty, fruit tannins and moderate oak. A lean, very dry, and quite oaky chardonnay for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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