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February 2017 - Regional US Wines - S.W.

February 2017 - Regional US Wines - S.W.
This month's Wine feature is Regional US Wines S.W. Wines

Regional US Wines - S.W. Reviews

Los Ranchos Winery 2015  Gewurztraminer
90 points
$18
Best Buy
Pale color. Aromas and flavors of lychee, nougat, and peach with an soft, fruity sweet medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A clean and smooth Gewurztraminer with lychee, mango, and melon notes.
Awards: Best NM White
90 points $18 Best Buy
Los Ranchos Winery 2015  Chardonnay
90 points
$20
Golden straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of honeyed apple and pineapple, cashew brittle, and delicate spice with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long clementine, vanilla, and hint of peppery spice finish with fine, fruit tannins and light oak. A pure, well balanced chardonnay with lovely flavors and pleasing warmth.
Los Ranchos Winery 2012  Montepulciano
90 points
$29
Dull brown brick red color. Roasted, earthy aromas and flavors of stewed and spiced tomatoes, green herbs, roasted chestnuts, and polished wood with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length dried cherries, delicate spiced cocoa, and cedar finish with fine, dusty, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A lovely, dry and savory domestic take on the classic Italian grape.
Awards: Best NM Red
Los Ranchos Winery 2014  Merlot
88 points
$18
Dusty ruby black color. Fruity, nutty aromas and flavors of salty roasted nuts, chocolate, and baked berries with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, compelling, medium-length spiced plums and nuts finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A round, spot on merlot pleaser.
Los Ranchos Winery 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$32
Light dusty ruby color. Musty aromas of dried berries, spice, cola, and cedar bark and leaves with a supple, tangy, dryish medium body and a tingling, snappy nutskin, chocolate, and peppery spice finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A lively, easy drinking cabernet.
DH Lescombes 2014  Pinot Noir
86 points
$18
Bright light garnet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of spiced cherry compote and pistachio nougat with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length craisin, hint of spiced chocolate, and cedar finish with light oak. A nice combination of fruit and dry savory notes bodes well for the table.
DH Lescombes 2016 Rose of Syrah New Mexico
84 points
$13
Light Siam color. Aromas and flavors of butter roasted nuts and pomegranate-cherry chutney with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk pickled melon rind and apple skin finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice dry savory rosé.
DH Lescombes 2015  Semillon
84 points
$15
Pale color. Aromas and flavors of pears, nuts, and pineapple with an bright, dry medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An easy to drink white with bracing acidity.
Los Ranchos Winery 2015  Moscato
84 points
$17
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Funky, earthy, leesy aromas and flavors of wet earth, nutshells, peach pit, and matchstick with a silky, soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, relaxed citrus oil, bruised yellow apple, and spiced melon and nectarine finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A light and easy dessert wine.
Los Ranchos Winery 2012  Zinfandel
83 points
$22
Bright burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of chestnut honey on berries, chocolate coconut macaroon, and tomato jelly and sauce with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity body and a tingling, appealing, nutskin and cedar finish with light oak. A dry, savory, mature zinfandel that drinks like a rustic Italian red.
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