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Reviews for 2018

July 2018 - New Release Wine

July 2018 - New Release Wine
This month's Wine feature is New Release Wines

New Release Wine Reviews

Denada 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas of cumin, toasted walnut, marinated beef, and cedar with an fat body and an intricate, medium-long blackberry thicket, pink peppercorns, smoked tea, and minerals finish with leafy, woody, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A complex and substantial Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon with surprising depth, terroir and nuance; this could easily pass for a second growth Bordeaux.
95 points $7.99 Best Buy
Caricature 2015 Estate Grown Old Vine Zinfandel
95 points
$15
Best Buy
Dark deep purple color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dried raspberry, toasted coconut, blackberry leaf, licorice, hot cherry wood shavings, and pink pencil eraser with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a peppery, delightful, medium-long graphite, sun dried tomato, and lemon pepper finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A delicious and balanced Lodi Zin that tantalizes the senses with elegant fruits and sophisticated spice.
95 points $15 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2016  Pinot Noir
94 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale light ruby color. Savory aromas and flavors of marinated beets, crispy bacon, dried cherries, and baking chocolate and hint of wax with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long craisin, alpine herbs, roasted nuts, and hint of menthol mint finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A toothsome savory pinot noir with lots of nuances and great pairing potential.
94 points $9.99 Best Buy
Ivory & Burt 2015  Zinfandel
94 points
$15
Best Buy
Dark ruby black color. Spicy aromas of wild raspberry preserve, fine leather, chocolate gelato, mint jelly, mesquite, rye, and garlic scapes with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium body and a peppery, elegant, long white balsamic, marinated strawberry, bergamot, nutmeg, and strawberry leaf finish with moderate oak. A wild, zingy, upstanding Lodi Zinfandel that makes a great match for rich steaks.
94 points $15 Best Buy
Emina Pasión 2016  Tempranillo
94 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Medium ruby black color. Aromas of serrano ham, root beer, cocoa dusted hazelnut gelato, sweet paprika, and huckleberry with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry full body and a complex, long dusty leather, fruit leather, apricot stones, dried tobacco leaf, and granite finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A fortress of rich deep fruit with walls of tannin flanked by an army of acid; the smoke of battle lingers.
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Vineyard {511} 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$149
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas of bramble, cigar box, dried blueberries, graham cracker crumble, and tellicherry peppercorns with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, layered, medium-long black cassis, sloe berries, toasty oak, grilled baguette, and honey drizzled grilled plum finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A big, satisfying Napa Cabernet that sings.
Lenz Moser 2015 Klosterkeller Siegendorf Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
Violet color. Spicy aromas and flavors of mixed peppercorns, smoked meats, celery seed, crushed coriander and mustard seed, and cherry strudel with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long graphite, lemon-pepper, and bramble finish. A supremely spicy Austrian Cabernet with an exceptional sense of balance.
Tricyclo 2017 Cabernet Blend Colchagua Valley
92 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Dull garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dried berries, bbq rub and woods, honey roasted green pepper, and hint of clay and wax with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, long spiced craisins and currants, cocoa dusted nuts, and vanilla cream finish with soft, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A nuanced and effortlessly drinkable Chilean red blend that charms and entices.
92 points $12.99 Best Buy
Tricyclo 2017 Malbec Blend Colchagua Valley
92 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright deep purple color. Spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate mint cookie, spiced blueberries and black raspberries in cream, hint of alpine herbs and menthol, and root vegetables and sandalwood incense with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long pomegranate, chocolate tangerine peel, and ground nuts finish with chewy, fine tannins and moderate oak. A deliciously spicy and herbal malbec-forward red blend that will appeal to Aussie shiraz fans.
92 points $12.99 Best Buy
LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2015 Estate Grown Old Vine Zinfandel
92 points
$15
Best Buy
Dark dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry creme pie, cinnamon scone, marinated tomatoes and beets, and Mexican chocolate with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length spiced cherries, orange blossom honey, and dark roasted nuts finish with a suggestion of oak. A tasty, balanced and approachable everyday zinfandel that hits the right notes; give this time to breathe.
92 points $15 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Clear dusty ruby color. Complex aromas and flavors of honeydew with edible flower, spiced berries, cornichon and pickled pepper, and hint of potpourri with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, involved, long chocolate citrus peels and macaroons, marinated beets, and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A rock solid Napa cab with plenty of fruit, spice and good structure.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy
Lorenzi Estate 2014 Catalyst Private Reserve Red Blend Temecula Valley
92 points
$75
Dust brick red ruby color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate dusted cherry, grill marks, cranberry jelly, and pinecone with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, medium-length finish with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak. A silky smooth red blend to heat up the evening.
Caricature 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Mature, attractive aromas of sautéed foraged mushrooms, cacao nibs, sun dried tomato, crushed coriander seeds, fine leather, and pickled watermelon rind with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, very complex, very long balsamic glaze, prosciutto, menthol, ground black pepper, and salted figs finish with well-integrated tannins and heavy oak. A fantastic Cabernet with endless complexities of spice and earth.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Cielo 2016 Appassionatamente Red Veneto IGT
91 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Dark garnet black color. Complex aromas of sweet dates, candied blackberry, almond tea cakes, anejo tequila, and tobacco with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and an effortless, elegant, long coriander seed, molasses, salted black cherry, and toasty oolong tea finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A deliciously complex blend from the Veneto with dark and mysterious flavors.
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Telescope 2014 Red Blend Thracian Valley
91 points
$24
Medium dusty ruby color. Toasty, inviting aromas and flavors of graphite cedar pencil shavings, berry tart crust, herb roasted carrots, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes, and artisan coffee with borscht with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long craisin, spiced tomato, praline, and minerals finish with light oak. A superbly balanced and highly polished gem from Bulgaria’s Thracian Valley glistening with complex fruity and savory facets.
Telescope 2016  Mavrud
91 points
$24
Medium violet color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark chocolate coated berries and nuts, caramelized yams, mocha creme brulee, and pepper on fresh herbs with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long berry cobbler a la mode, coffee gelato, orange blossom water, and nutskin finish with soft, silky tannins and light oak. A supple and captivating indigenous Bulgarian red that delights with appealing brushstrokes of distinctive flavors.
Athair 2012 Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$125
Violet color. Attractive aromas of berry cobbler, dark chocolate, sandalwood spice rack, and smoked nuts with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long cherry cola, leather and smoked wood, chocolate berries, and sweet and peppery spice finish with firm, woody tannins and light oak. A big Napa cab with tight tannins and a dense tangy palate.
Kirkland Signature 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas of warm cedar shavings, vanilla bean, over ripe strawberry, and eucalyptus with a tangy, dry medium-full body and a long blueberry with streusel, clove, blueberry jam, cedar smoke, and toasted marshmallow skin finish with firm, chewy tannins and heavy oak. A cab firing on all cylinders. It offers everything all at once, but each element from its rich fruit to sultry smoke has recognizable integrity
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Le Val 2017  Chardonnay
90 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Clear straw green color. Aromas of green apple, white peach, and ripe pear with a vibrant, dry light body and a breezy apple rings, lemon curd, and vanilla bean finish with fruit, fine tannins and a suggestion of oak. An excellent example.
90 points $11.99 Best Buy
Sand Point 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Floral aromas of ripe apricot, wildflowers, sweet pea blossom, and yuzu with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long floral honey on crisp bread, tangerine zest, fleur de sel, and baby’s breath finish with no oak. An elegant, floral Sauvignon Blanc.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Caricature 2015 Red Blend California
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of blackberries, rum-soaked raisins, blackberry leaf, peppercorns, and strawberry mojito with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long chocolate ganache and flan finish with well-integrated, silky tannins. A gulpable California blend for Zinfandel lovers; totally delicious.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Ivory & Burt 2016  Chardonnay
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Brilliant golden straw color. Woody aromas and flavors of caramel coated pear, brown butter with cinnamon and feta, apple core, vanilla-honey gelato, and lemon candy coated aniseed with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, compelling, medium-length linen finish with cottony tannins and heavy oak. A decadent, oaky, extroverted chardonnay for deliciously lazy days.
90 points $15 Best Buy
LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown White Moscato
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Light emerald straw color. Earthy, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of roasted stone fruits, rose bush and grass, green fig, and hint of suede and bubblegum with a silky, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long lychee and exotic tropical fruits, chestnut honeycomb, and golden raisin chutney finish with fruit tannins. A delightful, savory late harvest style moscato that could go with really spicy foods or desserts.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Dellatorri 2014 Collector Series Chianti Riserva
90 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Medium dusty garnet color. Aromas of diced cherries, fresh thyme, cacao nibs, pressed flowers, and polished leather with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, engaging, medium-length cedar shavings and pink peppercorns finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak. A highly ageable Chianti that will be best after 3-6 years.
90 points $15.99 Best Buy
Athair 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyards Pinot Noir
90 points
$45
Dusty dark garnet color. Aromas of black cherry cola, vanilla syrup, raspberry confection, and graphite with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length mixed peppercorns and mocha creme finish. A juicy, fruity, crowd-pleasing Pinot with a nice roasty nuance.
Lenz Moser 2017 Selection Gruner Veltliner
89 points
Clear silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach white tea, lemonade, white asparagus, sweet almond, and orange blossom with a satiny, lively, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish with no oak. A zingy, springy Gruner that is a total delight to drink.
Cavit 2016  Pinot Noir
89 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Bright ruby color. Aromas of leather saddle, charred earth, and ripe Seville oranges with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a silky, compelling, medium-length cherry jam, cucumber, fresh zucchini, and pomegranate finish with well-integrated, silky, fruit tannins. A clean Pinot Noir with pure fruit flavors.
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Cavit 2017  White Moscato
89 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Sweet aromas and flavors of botan rice candy, sweet honeysuckle, floral honey, lychee, and peach confection with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length lemon wheels, fleur de sel, sweet white tea, and kumquat finish with no oak. A vibrant and lengthy moscato.
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Cielo 2016  Pinot Noir
89 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas of chocolate dipped cranberry, sandalwood, musk, and black raspberry with a satiny, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length prosciutto, strawberry preserves, and smoked pink peppercorn finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and light oak. A nice balance of fruity and savory notes make this a super-solid weeknight Pinot.
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Cielo 2017  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of sliced bananas in syrup, poached pear, marsh grasses, and watermelon candies with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, engaging, medium-length straw and sea salt finish with no oak. A bright, very fruity Pinot Grigio with interesting twists and turns.
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Chalkboard 2017  Moscato
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale straw green silver color. Fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of white blossoms, poached peach, honeyed raisin soda nut bread, and jasmine tea with a supple, crisp, petillant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a polished, appealing, medium-length clementine and honeyed pear finish with no oak. A tasty off-dry moscato with nice fruit and length, perfect for picnics.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Viña Albali 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Pale golden straw color. Citrusy aromas of white grapefruit pith, diced kiwi in cream, geranium, green peppercorn, and green apple candies with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a captivating, medium-length limestone, lime leaf, and lime flesh finish with no oak. A crisp and citrus-forward Sauvignon Blanc.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Tricyclo 2017 Merlot Blend Colchagua Valley
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pale deep purple color. Spicy aromas and flavors of smoked sweet peppers and peppercorns, dark chocolate, and berry-beet relish with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-to-long lime spritzed roasted carrots and Brussels sprouts, craisin, caramelized dark roasted nuts, and earth finish with soft, earthy tannins and light oak. A dry and well balanced red blend that will accentuate a nice meaty dinner; give this a rest in the cellar for a year or two and it will improve.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Barone Montalto 2017 Rosso Passivento Terra Siciliane IGT
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Medium deep purple color. Attractive aromas of spicy berry tart, chocolate toffee, cherry kool-aid, and gherkins in a cedar bowl with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, long honeyed dried cherries and craisins, chocolate orange peels, and caramel green apple finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A fun, bright, juicy and irresistible Italian red which is certain to please and will probably go with everything.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Prince Vineyard Chenin Blanc
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of lime zest, graham cracker, cumin, ripe apple, pineapple gummy, and honeycomb with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a polished, buoyant meringue, whipped creme, and honey roasted cashew finish with no oak. A crisp and clean chenin blanc with a delicate form.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Broadside 2016 Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$19.99
Medium violet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate peanut brittle, berry pie cooked iron pan, hint of pickled sour cherry, and latte with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and an even, intriguing, long vanilla cream, spiced apple and pear, and pink pepper finish with soft, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak. A round and juicy, crowd-pleasing cabernet that will cover a lot of bases.
89 points $19.99
Athair 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyards Chardonnay
89 points
$40
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of granny smith apple, whipped cream, butter drizzled walnuts, celery leaf, and peach coulis with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a silky, medium-length buttery caramel, gooey butter cake, and pear confection finish with a suggestion of oak. A flavorful Chardonnay with great versatility.
Lawer Estates 2015 Hillside Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$65
Black violet color. Aromas of cherry blossom, new car, red plum, and fig bar with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, medium-length fine furniture, ground pepper, and cola finish with moderate oak. A solid Napa Cab that hits all the notes.
Lenz Moser 2017 Prestige Gruner Veltliner
88 points
Pale emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of quartz, straw, dried peach, Persian lime, and tarragon with a satiny, lively, petillant, dryish light body and a seamless, medium-length fresh chiles and yellow pepper finish with no oak. Big acid makes for a mouthwatering summer white in this lengthy Gruner.
Lenz Moser 2017  Gruner Veltliner
88 points
Clear emerald straw color. Aromas of wool, freesia, white tea, almond tea cakes, and orange coulis with an vibrant, petillant, light body and a sleek, refreshing, medium-long poached peach, cantaloupe, and gravel finish with no oak. A restrained Gruner with elegant stony, minerality.
Malteser Ritterorden 2017  Gruner Veltliner
88 points
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of ripe lemon and talc with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, relaxed underripe pineapple and gravel finish with no oak. A crisp and clean white that offers a nice mineral-forward alternative for Pinot Grigio drinkers.
Kirkland Signature 2017  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of ripe peaches and apples, lilacs, and rubber band with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, breezy quince and pear salad and creamy nougat finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A rock solid sipper for a warm summer day.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
Le Val 2017  Merlot
88 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas of candied cherry, vanilla custard, and raspberry jam with an tangy, dry medium body and an engaging, medium-to-long fleshy black plum, fig, cedar, nutmeg, and strawberry pastry filling finish with chewy, dusty tannins and light oak. Well structured merlot with signature fruit and a flourish of spice
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Vina San Juan 2017 White Blend La Mancha
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Medium yellow straw color. Interesting, inviting aromas and flavors of toasted schmaltz coffee cake, mocha nuts, and grilled apples and oranges with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length sweet cream and lime and melon coulis finish with no oak. A fun flavor ride that ends with a smile.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Paloma 2017 Sparkling Rosé Italy
88 points
$15.99
Bright steely amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry, white peach, ripe pear, moss, and shale with a round, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length Greek yogurt, lemon curd, rich honey, and elderflower finish. Lively fruits and a creamy mouthfeel give an impression of decadence in this friendly sparkler.
88 points $15.99
Platinvm  Nº 5 La Mancha
88 points
$15.99
Electric red color. Candied aromas and flavors of strawberry candy, soda and sorbet, mint tea, and geranium with a soft, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long lilac and violet waters, orange blossom honey, and chalk finish with no oak. A tasty perfumed strawberry treat for deserts and cocktails.
88 points $15.99
Elodie 2017 Cuvée Florale Rosé Côtes de Provence
88 points
$24.99
Bright coral orange color. Fruity aromas of ripe strawberries, dried grasses, thyme, honeydew melon, and crushed red pepper with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a hot, stimulating, medium-length wild raspberry with caramel, violet, and watermelon candies finish with no oak. An atypical example from Provence; juicy and luscious with loads of intriguing flavor.
88 points $24.99
City Winery Nashville 2016 Cab! Goes the Country Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$26
Black violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cherry danish, fruit punch, white tea, pomegranate, hibiscus, and orange blossom with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry medium-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length blue raspberry finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak. A wildly fruity Cab with wide appeal.
Lorenzi Estate 2014 Bold Move Private Reserve Red Blend Temecula Valley
88 points
$48
Ruby black color. Baked aromas of juicy cherry, raisins, dried figs and blueberries, panettone, and cherry stone with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, intriguing, medium-length raspberry sorbet, spearmint jelly, number 2 pencil, and juicy fruit gum finish with moderate oak. A very fruity everyday sipper with gobs of berry flavors and hints of herbs.
Malteser Ritterorden 2017 Ried Hundschupfen Gruner Veltliner
87 points
Silvery emerald straw color. Citrusy aromas of sliced pear, yuzu, underripe mango, and fresh parsley with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, buoyant lemon tea finish with no oak. A crisp and clean everyday white.
Bodegas Soledad 2017 Solmayor Tempranillo
87 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Medium black violet color. Jammy aromas and flavors of raspberry pie filling, blackberry jam, cola, vanilla gelato, and black pepper with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a sleek, medium-length marinated roasted beets and nutmeg finish. A hugely fruity, youthful Tempranillo with gobs of berry notes that will please Zinfandel fans.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Amatore 2017 Bianco Verona IGT
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of fruit cup, ripe peach, honeysuckle, white grapefruit, ramps, and cat box with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length fresh sliced lemon, cut grass, and cream finish. A juicy Italian blend that will shine at the table.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
PKNT 2017 Reserva Carmenere
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Earthy aromas of dusty path, berries in a cedar bowl, vegetable juice, and lit candle with a satiny, crisp, medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-long grilled beets and carrots, slate, and praline finish with fine tannins and moderate oak. A decidedly dry and Old World Chilean red that will appeal to fans of French wines.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Vina San Juan 2017 Red Blend La Mancha
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Dark ruby black color. Artificial, fruity aromas and flavors of spiced dried apricots and berry tart with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and an even, interesting, medium-length cherry pie, toffee, and mocha nuts finish with no oak. A nice juicy and appetizing everyday Spanish red that is sure to please.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2016  Chardonnay
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Light golden straw color. Toasty aromas and flavors of roasted whole coconut and pineapple, white chocolate nuts, and honeycomb candle with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a easy coconut cream, creme brulee, oak and cedar mulch, and hint of rubber sap and leaf finish with chewy, woody tannins and heavy oak. A brawny oak chardonnay sipper for fans of the style.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Violet color. Roasted aromas and flavors of chocolate espresso bean, toasty berry pie, smoked nuts, and chestnut honeycomb with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long vanilla tapioca with stone fruits, mocha ice cream, and hint of violet gum finish with fine, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak. A juicy, toasty, easy-drinking red that is sure to please.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Broadside 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of malted chocolate milkshake, berry tart a la mode, and flower arrangement with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a captivating, medium-length pie filling, toffee, and toasted oak finish. A juicy, fruity, crowd-pleasing red that will cover a lot of bases.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Bottega Vinaia 2015 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir
87 points
$17.99
Ruby color. Aromas of cherry fruit leather, cranberry sauce, beets, dried orange peel, caramelized onion, and lingonberries with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light body and a compelling, medium-length juniper and rhubarb pie finish with silky tannins. A vivacious, fruity and clean pinot noir perfect for sipping or salumi.
87 points $17.99
Cielo 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Green aromas of fresh cut grass, alfalfa sprouts, white grapefruit cordial, and lilac with a satiny, bright, dry light body and a smooth, crisp white peach and fresh pineapple finish with no oak. A attractively grassy and herbal Sauvignon Blanc with a food-friendly dry finish.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
PKNT 2017 Private Reserve Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant dusty ruby color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dandelions in clay and mud and berries in a wicker basket with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy citrus spirited green apple, cedar plank and twine, and nutskin finish with crunchy, dusty tannins and light oak. A dry, nutty red for the table.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Stone Hill NV Camellia Sweet Rosé Missouri
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Khaki orange color. Fruity aromas of plastic-wrapped white grapes, mink, strawberry fruit leather, and wildflowers with a medium body and a smooth, breezy iced tea and dark baked peach finish with no oak. A sweet and friendly quaffer to liven up a summer day.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Tarantas 2017 Sparkling Rosé Bobal
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Brilliant light Siam color. Fruity aromas of white chocolate dipped raspberry, strawberry preserves, peach tea, fresh rose, and baked nectarine with a round, bright, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy cherry hard candies, cherry hand pie, and ripe red plum finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A densely fruity sparkler with rich texture and body.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Bodegas Soledad 2015 Solmayor Crianza Tempranillo
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Medium garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered raisin, banana peel, dried dark fruits, toasted pine nuts, butterscotch drizzle, and eucalyptus and cedar with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-length balsamic glaze and brioche crouton finish with silky tannins and moderate oak. Dried fruits reign in this dark and concentrated Tempranillo.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Dellatorri 2015  Toscana Rosso IGT
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Dark dusty ruby black color. Aromas of rose petal, wild strawberry, latex, cherry, and fresh marjoram with a slightly chewy, lively, dryish medium-full body and a polished, cheery no. 2 pencil, grilled bread, and sun dried tomato finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak. A solid Tuscan blend; be sure to decant if not cellaring.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Le Val 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas of blueberry coulis, sawdust, and diced green pepper with an tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a delightful, long black plum, celery leaf, tar, green tobacco leaves, and blueberry finish with earthy, woody, firm tannins and moderate oak. A firm and assertive cab displaying a pensive old world sensibility
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Le Val 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Light yellow straw color. Aromas of nectarine, white florals, mandarin, and lemon curd with a dry light body and a crisp tart apple, fresh herbs, tarragon, white pepper, and apricot finish with fruit, fine tannins and no oak. A soft expression of Sauvignon Blanc
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Sand Point 2016  Pinot Noir
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Fruity aromas of blackberry sauce, key lime, watermelon candy, and peach black tea with a supple, soft, fruity light body and a smooth, fast oak chips, fruit punch, and graphite finish with crunchy tannins and light oak. A solid everyday Pinot.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Melior de Matarromera 2016  Tempranillo
86 points
$17.99
Dark black garnet color. Aromas of dark chocolate pomegranates, caramelized nuts, and hint of roasted pepper with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a polished, medium-length cranberry and cedar plank finish with earthy, firm tannins and light oak. A solid, tannic Spanish red best with a prime cut of meat.
86 points $17.99
Le Val 2017  Pinot Noir
85 points
$11.99
Medium garnet color. Aromas of ripe strawberry, vanilla, necco wafer, bubble gum, and cedar with a dry light body and a breezy ripe cherry, good and plenty, white plum, and bubble gum finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A playful pinot noir, displaying candied fruit alongside elegant cedar
85 points $11.99
Sand Point 2016  Chardonnay
85 points
$12
Clear bright gold color. Aromas of butter toffee, baked apples with sage, and charred flaky pastry crust with an oily, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length roasted nuts and butter soaked salted parker rolls finish with light oak. An intensely buttery chardonnay for lobster.
Platinvm  Nº 3 La Mancha
85 points
$15.99
Brilliant electric pink color. Floral aromas and flavors of rose water and oil and hint of fruit punch with a supple, tangy, effervescent, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-long orange soda and rose and peony soap finish. A fun rosy rose for a sunny summer day, try with with juice and gin.
85 points $15.99
Schug 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$25
Clear straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach, struck match, citronella, and pineapple cordial with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful, brisk finish with no oak. A nice daytime tipple to share with friends.
Platinvm  Nº 7 La Mancha
84 points
$15.99
Neon cobalt blue color. Odd aromas and flavors of applied sun lotion, crayon and dried mint, coconut scented shampoo, and pineapple lifesaver with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, crisp canned piña colada finish. A curious tropical concoction best served with rum.
84 points $15.99
Valdelosfrailes 2016  Tempranillo
83 points
$14.99
Medium black violet color. Aromas of avocado seed and skin, dark roasted nuts, and old coffee bean with a supple, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length wood pulp, craisin, and wet paper finish with grippy, hard tannins and heavy oak. A brazenly tannic, rustic tempranillo that is a throwback to an earlier era.
83 points $14.99
Cyan 2015 Cyan Tinta de Toro
80 points
$17.99
Nearly opaque violet color. Curious aromas of dark roasted nuts and chocolate and bloody meat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity watery body and a tingling, perplexing, breezy iron skillet cooked berries and citrus, nutshell, orange children’s aspirin, and mulch finish with firm, clunky tannins and heavy oak. A curious meaty tipple for game.
80 points $17.99
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