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August 2017 - New Release Wine

August 2017 - New Release Wine
This month's Wine feature is New Release Wines

New Release Wine Reviews

Chateau Abelyce 2014  Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
95 points
Dark deep purple color. Elegant, complex aromas of expensive cigar wrapper and sweet spearmint with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an involved, medium-long fine leather, dried red fruit, smoky earth and peppered vanilla, and cinnamon candy finish with well-integrated, fine tannins. A wingback leather chair of a wine.
2Hawk 2014 Limited Reserve Tempranillo
94 points
$42
Black garnet color. Aromas of black licorice, cured meats, and tomato jam with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a distinctive, very long Kalamata olive, smoked tomato, lapsang suchong, and ginger powder finish with well-integrated, earthy tannins. A smoky, savory wine that is both elegant and powerful.
Awards: 2017 Best Tempranillo
Philippe Prie NV Brut Tradition Champagne
93 points
Brilliant straw color. Minerally aromas of lemon oil, crushed stones, honey-nut brittle, and beeswax with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and an involved, long Belgian beer, kiwi-lime, and limestone finish with crunchy tannins and light oak. A delicately leesy champagne with striking minerality.
Alias 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Clean, citrusy aromas of white grapefruit liqueur, marsh grasses, wheat grass, and graham cracker with a supple, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length chalk and sage finish with fine, silky tannins and a suggestion of oak. A crisp white with snappy flavors and precise balance.
93 points $10.99 Best Buy
Chaumette 2015 Unoaked Chardonel
93 points
$24
Gold color. Fruity, elegant aromas of lemon balm, polished tile, slate, and underripe mango with a velvety, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a complex, medium-long green olive, underripe peach and nutmeg, toasted brazil nut, and resin and white pepper finish with silky, fruit tannins. A lengthy, weighty, and precise Chardonel for gourmet pairing.
Awards: 2017 Best Chardonel
Andre Farjon 2015  Vinsobres
93 points
$47
Bright garnet color. Fruity aromas of overripe cherries, wet earth, oyster mushrooms, and chocolate toffee with a gritty, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long black tea, rose jam, peppercorn muffin, and green pepper finish with well-integrated, earthy tannins and a suggestion of oak. A delicious Rhône blend with juicy appeal.
Bochet-Lemoine NV Brut Champagne
92 points
Straw green color. Toasty aromas of brioche with lard, apple butter, caramelized pineapple, and candied almonds with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a sleek, nuanced, medium-length marzipan and lemon gelée, French toast with green apple syrup, crushed quartz, and artisan butter and Fontina cheese finish with coating tannins and moderate oak. A crowd-pleasing, big and fruity Champagne.
Fabienne Prie NV Brut Reserve Champagne
92 points
Brilliant straw color. Toasty, inviting aromas of wet stones, brioche, baked pear, and parsnip with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, long lemon coulis, lime zest, and coconut taffy finish with crunchy tannins and light oak. A bright Champagne with a hint of tropical sweetness and pleasing toasty notes.
2Hawk 2015  Malbec
92 points
$32
Deep purple color. Confected, fruity aromas of fresh mixed berry jam, candied violet petals, and spearmint jellies with a lightly tannic, vibrant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long chocolate crisp, fine leather, walnut creme, and graham cracker finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins. A fresh, fruity Malbec with a candy shop of flavors.
Whitman Express 2012 The Conductor Red Blend Sonoma County
91 points
Dusty brick red color. Fruity, funky aromas of chocolate covered strawberry and habañero with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length iced latte and white pepper finish with soft, coating tannins and a suggestion of oak. A fun and juicy red blend for the table.
Kirkland Signature 2016  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Minutely hazy straw color. Fruity, fresh, floral, exotic aromas of wildflowers, honey, and grapefruit peel with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a layered, medium-length salted sliced almonds, whipped cream, lemon zest and melon, and shallot finish with medium tannins. A complex Pinot Grigio with an expressive floral bouquet.
90 points $5.99 Best Buy
Savory & James NV Fine Ruby Porto Portugal
90 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Interesting, nutty aromas of caramelized peanuts, caramel covered popcorn, and blackberry jam with a slightly chewy, lively, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length sweet tarragon and milk chocolate finish with chewy tannins and light oak. A complex and nutty ruby port that over-performs for the category.
90 points $10.99 Best Buy
Savory & James NV Fine Tawny Porto Portugal
89 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Copper color. Spicy aromas of leather wallet, ripe forest berries, fresh foraged herbs, and spiced orange tea with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a refreshing, medium-long bread pudding with caramel sauce, dried dates and figs, and eucalyptus finish with light oak. A lip-smacking, fruity tawny Porto for after dinner, cocktails, or cheese pairings.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Savory & James NV Deluxe Medium Amontillado Sherry Jerez
89 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Mahogany brown color. Toasty, yeasty aromas of raisin, panettone, cocoa powder, and almond meal and fresh baked croissant with a satiny, racy, off-dry medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-long dried figs and dates, chocolate batter, and anisette biscotti finish with fine, silky tannins and light oak. A rich and chocolatey Amontillado with singing acidity.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Lenz Moser 2016 Prestige Grüner Veltliner
89 points
$15.49
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of pineapple, passion fruit, and honeydew melon with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a medium-length quartz and lime finish with fine, silky, fruit tannins. A zippy and fruity Grüner for hot summer nights and grilled fish dinners.
89 points $15.49 Best Buy
Resolute Wines 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$24
Bright ruby black color. Peppery, elegant aromas and flavors of ripe cherries, red velvet cake, and black pepper with a chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a delightful, medium-length leather, thyme, fennel seed and bacon, and dried cranberry finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins. An earthy and elegant Cabernet for rich meals.
Chaumette 2015 Reserve Chambourcin
89 points
$26
Bright dusty ruby color. Fruity, exotic aromas of forest berries, violet and gardenia, tomato vine, and polished wood and spiced bark with an thin body and an interesting, breezy fresh toast, black plum, cinnamon yogurt, and quince and persimmon finish with leafy tannins and light oak. An earthy Chambourcin that can stand up to hefty meals.
Martin Berdugo 2014 Crianza Tempranillo
89 points
$29.50
Garnet color. Sweet aromas and flavors of cherry cola, orgeat, and orange gummy with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a breezy allspice, cinnamon, and castelvetrano olives finish with chewy tannins. A delicious and elegantly balanced Ribera del Duero wine for all occasions.
89 points $29.50
Wild Sun Winery 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$46
Dark black ruby color. Smoky aromas and flavors of blueberry compote, fresh cigar, and volcanic ash with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a breezy lavender, sweet licorice, mocha, and raspberry jam finish with coating, soft tannins. A plush Cab with a smoky edge.
Cave de Ribeauvillé 2015 Vieilles Vignes Riesling
88 points
Light emerald straw color. Aromas of apple cinnamon pastry, kiwi, and ripe honeydew with a satiny, racy, dry medium body and a complex, medium-long fresh orchard fruit, Turkish delight, and tropical fruit tart finish with a suggestion of oak. A slightly tropical Riesling; restrained yet expressive.
Charles Mignon NV Cuvee Comte de Marne Brut Grand Cru Champagne
88 points
Medium yellow straw color. Buttery aromas and flavors of toasted croissant, fresh butter, and spiced nuts with lime zest with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long lime leaf and vanilla yogurt finish. A lovely non-vintage champagne to share with friends.
Valley of the Moon 2013  Pinot Noir
88 points
Dusty brick red color. Toasty aromas of clove, cinnamon tea, cherry vanilla gelato, and marinated mushrooms with a round, shy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk cranberry, cocoa nibs, and faint cigar smoke finish with silky, coating tannins and moderate oak. A gentle Carneros Pinot Noir.
Valley of the Moon 2012  Zinfandel
88 points
Dark garnet color. Aroma of basalt with a chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a refreshing, medium-length raisin, chocolate ganache, vanilla mocha, and kirsch finish with chewy tannins. A nicely concentrated zinfandel to stand up to rich dishes.
Lenz Moser 2016 Selection Grüner Veltliner
88 points
$10.49
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Aroma of underripe mango with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light body and an interesting, carefree pineapple, crisp almond brittle, and bitter lemon soda finish with fine, fruit tannins. A Grüner Veltliner with great acidity and tropical fruit flavors.
88 points $10.49 Best Buy
Aoyo Winery 2014 Jemmy Button Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Bright black ruby color. Aromas of red cassis, black tea with rose petal, and cola with a slightly chewy, fruity medium-full body and a medium-length leather, clove, ginger, and wild strawberry finish with barky, medium tannins and moderate oak. A masculine Cab that can stand up to steak.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Martin Berdugo 2016 Joven Ribera del Duero
88 points
$14.50
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of wild raspberry candy, shiso, peony, and clay and sassafras with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long meringue, leather, coriander, and glazed fruits and nuts finish with chewy tannins. Explosive aromas of ripe raspberries shine in this fresh-style Ribera del Duero.
88 points $14.50 Best Buy
The Great Oregon Wine Company 2016 Rose City Rose Willamette Valley
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pale golden yellow color. Fruity aromas of moss, cherries, and oregano with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length cherry almond tart, lemon Creamsicle, and smoked nuts finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. A fruity and sultry rosé.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Bottero Capicúa 2013 Capicúa Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Bright color. Green, smoky aromas of cassis, green pepper, smoked oak, and plum with a chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a cheery sweet pea blossom and cherry pie finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. A high acid Cab well suited to Latin steak dishes.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Harmonious 2015 Ambitious Red Blend Mendocino
88 points
$15.99
Dusty garnet color. Sweet, fruity aromas of spiced plum, dried berries, sweet red and black licorice, and cigar wrapper with a velvety, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length scented tobacco, spicy oak, and ginger and allspice finish with soft, medium tannins and heavy oak. A voluptuous, toasty wine with a cigar box full of rich flavors.
88 points $15.99
Lenz Moser 2015 Klosterkeller Siegendorf Rot Red Blend Niederösterreich
88 points
$18.99
Garnet color. Vegetal aromas and flavors of fresh green pepper, green peppercorn, underripe cherry, and plum with a satiny, bright, dry medium body and a peppery, medium-length heavily spiced jerky and roasted macadamia nut finish with soft, silky tannins and a suggestion of oak. A savory, dry red that begs for a great meal.
88 points $18.99
Aoyo Winery 2013 Pincoya Limited Edition Syrah
88 points
$20
Dusty ruby color. Rustic, inviting aromas and flavors of tart cassis, stable floor, and chocolate covered nuts with a round, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-long green peppercorn, rose hip, and paprika finish with well-integrated, medium tannins. A complex and juicy Syrah with zingy acidity.
Wild Sun Winery 2015  Norton
88 points
$28
Black garnet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of rich black plum, bramble, forest floor, and leather and cedar with a silky, racy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length tart mulberry, green leaves, and stewed tomato finish with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A juicy wine evocative of a dense spring forest; this must be Snow White’s wine of choice.
Dilecta 2015 The Tiller Central Coast
88 points
$46
Dark dusty ruby color. Sweet aromas and flavors of chocolate pudding, mixed berry jam, dried fig, and tree bark with a soft, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, medium-length nutmeg, allspice, blueberries in vanilla yogurt, and violet finish with barky tannins and moderate oak. An aromatic Grenache with nice balance of fruit, spice, and floral notes.
Wild Sun Winery 2014 Tempestuous Red Blend Columbia Valley
88 points
$50
Garnet black color. Fruity aromas of tart wild raspberry pie and licorice with a slightly chewy, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a medium-long raspberry coulis, chocolate ganache, mojito, and almond tea cake finish with grippy tannins and a suggestion of oak. A friendly and explosively juicy wine.
Arosa NV Sparkling Moscato Rosé
87 points
Brilliant pink coral color. Earthy, fruity aromas and flavors of glazed dried peach and strawberry yogurt, pressed linen, hint of apple cider vinegar, and dried flowers with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a smooth, charming, breezy caramelized apples and kiwi and honey butter finish with fine tannins and no oak. A smooth, relaxing sweet sipper.
Cave d’Aze 2015  Chardonnay
87 points
Medium golden yellow color. Fresh aromas and flavors of fresh heirloom apple, country highway, toasted puff pastry, and pineapple with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length pecan finish with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A pleasant white Burgundy for weeknight meals.
Fabienne Prie NV Cuvee Ecriture Brut Champagne
87 points
Light yellow straw color. Toasty, nutty aroma of buttered croissant with a round, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-long peanut brittle, banana, and tropical fruit salad finish with silky, medium tannins and moderate oak. A full bodied Champagne with fun tropical notes.
Lake Sonoma 2013  Pinot Noir
87 points
Bright dusty ruby color. Aroma of champagne cola with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp sweet basil, amarena cherry, vanilla and clove, and black tea finish with soft tannins and moderate oak. A versatile Pinot Noir.
Valley of the Moon 2013  Pinot Blanc
87 points
Brilliant emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of hay, kiwi, and honey-almond nougat with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and an effortless, amusing, medium-length dried pineapple, banana chip, and manzanilla sherry finish with soft tannins. A delicate and plush Pinot Blanc.
L’Excentris 2015 3 Cépages Rouge California
87 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Dusty black ruby color. Rustic, peppery aromas of smoked peppercorns and cardamom, stable floor, and dried plum with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and an engaging, medium-long molasses, peppered jerky, and cream cheese frosting finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A savory and smoky red blend for delicious pairings.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Savory & James NV Deluxe Dry Fino Sherry Jerez
87 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Attractive, savory aromas of Marcona almonds with sea salt, dense bread, and salt preserved lemon with a round, racy, dry medium body and a tingling, medium-long fallen apple, burre blanc, cinnamon stick, and coconut flesh finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. A nicely salty Fino for hors d’ouevres.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Savory & James NV Deluxe Quality Cream Sherry Jerez
87 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Clear chocolate brown color. Attractive, yeasty aromas of fresh baked bread and chocolate covered dried fruits with a syrupy, vibrant, very sweet fat body and a tingling, carefree candied pecan, bran muffin, dried apricot and castelvetrano olive, and rum soaked raisin finish with soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. A satisfyingly sweet cream sherry for cocktails and desserts; try it over gelato or creme caramel.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2015 Red Blend Columbia Valley
87 points
$16.99
Bright color. Creamy aroma of mocha mousse with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length dried cherry, pomegranate, Italian herbs, and sweet yogurt finish with grippy tannins. Great structure and divine creamy flavors make this wine a keeper.
87 points $16.99
Chateau Grand Tayac 2014  Margaux
86 points
Dark garnet black color. Fruity, earthy aromas of ripe juicy plum, hibiscus, red cassis, and peach skin and anise with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium-full body and an engaging, medium-long eucalyptus, cigar box, cinnamon incense, and seared ancho chile finish with medium, chewy tannins and heavy oak. A sturdy Margaux for everyday or cellaring.
Philippe Herard NV Blanc de Blancs Brut France
86 points
Light golden yellow color. Floral aromas of Turkish delight, orange blossom, orange peel, and linen with a glycerous, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length Meyer lemon candy, lavender, and yellow pear finish with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A floral sparkler for everyday celebrations.
Philippe Prie NV Brut Rosé Champagne
86 points
Pale salmon orange color. Floral, fruity aromas of raspberry sorbet and sourdough with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length pomegranate, French bread crusts, lemon curd, and cheesecake finish with silky tannins. A crisp and festive sparkler that balances fruity and toasty notes.
Veuve Doussot 2013 Cuvee Ernestine Brut Champagne
86 points
Gold color. Yeasty aromas of walnut studded bread, fresh blini with creme fraiche, caviar, and nutmeg with a velvety, lively, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length dried chamomile, dried apple, and white pepper finish with fine tannins and light oak. A nice vintage Champagne with pleasing salinity.
Johnson Estate 2015 Founders Red Freelings Creek Reserve New York State
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright deep purple color. Jammy, fruity, clean aromas and flavors of plums, ripe peaches, cinnamon scone, and chocolate espresso bean with a soft, fruity thin body and an interesting, medium basil and pine nuts finish with soft, silky tannins and a suggestion of oak. A juicy Chancellor for sipping and pairing.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Bottero Capicúa 2013 Capicúa Gran Reserva Syrah
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Rustic aromas of smoked and marinated grape leaves, clay, wild berries, and olives with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a hot, interesting, breezy sweet red pepper, hot chile pepper, cilantro, and tart strawberry finish with crunchy tannins. A rustic and intriguingly savory red for game pairings.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Harmonious 2016 Ambitious White Blend Mendocino
86 points
$15.99
Light gold color. Oaky aromas of moist tobacco, vanilla cigar wrapper, dried white flowers, and lemon custard on ripe pear with a satiny, fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium pixie sticks, cola nut, black pepper, and mineral finish. A nutty, spicy and intriguing white blend.
86 points $15.99
Lenz Moser 2015 Prestige Reserve Blauer Zweigelt
86 points
$19.99
Ruby black color. Dusty aromas of earth, black cassis, mulling spices, and grilled bread with black pepper with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy soft plum skin, dried fig, pinecone, and overripe strawberry finish with coating, fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A winter-ready wine full of spiced fruit flavors.
86 points $19.99
Cave d’Aze 2015  Chardonnay
85 points
Light golden yellow color. Aromas of toast crusts, apple butter, and nougat with a satiny, crisp, medium body and a hot, brisk straw, organic apples in yogurt, and green almond finish with moderate oak. An easy drinking white Burgundy with a nice balance between oak and fruit.
Whitman Express 2014  Pinot Blanc
85 points
Bright yellow straw color. Nutty, tropical aromas and flavors of fruit cocktail, sweet plantain, and peanut butter with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy papaya finish with soft tannins. A tropical trail mix of a Pinot Blanc.
Kirkland Signature 2015  Malbec
85 points
$6.99
Medium brick red color. Aromas and flavors of box of pencils, blackberry candy, spiced cherries, and pickled beets with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a carefree cherry jam and mustard greens finish with leafy tannins. A savory Malbec for the table.
85 points $6.99
Lenz Moser 2016  Grüner Veltliner
85 points
$10.49
Pale yellow straw color. Leesy aromas of walnut liqueur and doughy bread with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an amusing, medium-length lemon zest, Marcona almond, underripe apricot, and vanilla and nutmeg finish with silky tannins. A nutty Grüner for poultry.
85 points $10.49
Ravage 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$12.99
Dark black violet color. Jammy, sweet aromas and flavors of blueberry compote, cinnamon-sugar toast, creme de cassis, and vanilla pudding with a round, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a cheery blueberry yogurt and thyme finish with soft tannins and moderate oak. A juicy, fruity Cabernet.
85 points $12.99
Abarbanel 2015 Lemminade Old Vines Riesling
85 points
$18
Light straw color. Aromas of marshmallow, brioche, preserved lemon, and jasmine and orange blossom with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length almond skins, slate and quartz, micro greens, and distant gooseberry finish with silky tannins. A bracingly dry and minerally Riesling with great weight and cheery acidity.
Philippe Herard NV Exception France
84 points
Medium golden yellow color. Aromas of cinnamon poached pear, marzipan, brioche French toast, and lemon cake with a gritty, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy lemon curd on croissant, sea shell-like minerality, and vanilla almond creme finish with gritty, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A toasty sparkler for popcorn and movies.
Henri de Bricourt 2015 Red Blend Bordeaux AOC
84 points
$10.99
Dark garnet color. Aromas of spiced plum, cherry, menthol, and whole wheat scone with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a cheery dark chocolate covered berry, chocolate licorice, and tomato leaf finish with grippy tannins and moderate oak. A nice entry-level Bordeaux.
84 points $10.99
Sentero 2015 Tinto Tempranillo
84 points
$13.99
Deep purple color. Jammy, rustic aromas of bramble, dusty road, and fruit loops with a chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a cheery peanut butter and jelly sandwich, tar, earthy oregano, and pixie sticks finish with earthy, chewy tannins. A tangy, fruity and chewy Tempranillo for steaks.
84 points $13.99
Aoyo Winery 2014 Pincoya Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$20
Bright garnet black color. Fruity, smoky aroma of grape jelly with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a refreshing, short-to-medium peony, jalepeno, and blackberry jam finish. A distinctive and intriguing Cabernet Sauvignon; try with antipasti.
Aoyo Winery 2013 Isla Chiloe Reserva Malbec
83 points
$13
Dark garnet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dusty road, smoked turkey, and coffee grounds with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a breezy overripe strawberries, crayon, and cedar bark finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A light and breezy red quaffer.
Replica 2015 Label Envy Pinot Noir
80 points
$16.99
Clear brick red color. Aromas of hard-boiled egg, burning pencil shavings, and match with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a quick pencil eraser, cherry candy, dried thyme, and bacon finish with soft tannins. A cherry-tinged quaffer for the table.
80 points $16.99
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