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February 2017 - Regional US Wines - S.E.

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

Biltmore Estate 2014  Syrah
90 points
$16.99
Best Buy
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
Biltmore Estate 2015 Limited Release Roussanne
90 points
$16.99
Best Buy
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
Biltmore Estate 2014  Petit Manseng
89 points
$17.99
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
Williamsburg Winery 2015 Wessex Hundred Viognier
89 points
$24
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.
Williamsburg Winery 2015 Petite Fleur Virginia
88 points
$28
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.
Williamsburg Winery 2014 Adagio Virginia
88 points
$72
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.
Biltmore Estate 2015 Wine Club Exclusive Release Roussanne - Viognier
87 points
$24.99
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
Williamsburg Winery 2014 Four Barrel Cuvee Virginia
87 points
$49
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.
Williamsburg Winery 2014 Gabriel Archer Reserve Virginia
85 points
$42
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.
Biltmore Reserve 2015  Viognier
84 points
$18.99
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
Williamsburg Winery 2015 Vintage Reserve Chardonnay
82 points
$32
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.
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