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August 2018 - New Jersey Wine 3

August 2018 - New Jersey Wine 3
This month's Wine feature is New Release Wines

New Jersey Wine 3 Reviews

Plagido’s Winery 2016 Estate Bottled Chambourcin
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Medium garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dark ripe cherries, black licorice, ripe plum, and sweet rose petal with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length cola, toasted baguette, cocoa dust, and espresso finish with moderate oak. A vibrant Chambourcin with lip-smacking tannins and zippy acidity; try with grilled pork.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
White Horse Winery 2017 Estate Vidal Blanc
93 points
$37
Straw color. Aromas of sour peach, honeysuckle, eucalyptus, pink grapefruit cordial, and fresh cut grass with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, appealing, medium-length limestone, sea salt, lemon spritz, and passion fruit scone finish with no oak. A zingy, refreshing, mineral-forward wine for Sauvignon Blanc lovers.
White Horse Winery 2017 Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
91 points
$18
Best Buy
Clear pink coral color. Attractive aromas of lemon bar with raspberry swirl, fresh herbs, cherry candies, and cardamom with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long watermelon, pomegranate, and sage finish. A vibrant and lengthy rose that shows off the Outer Coastal Plain; delicious.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Villari Vineyards 2017 Estate Chambourcin
89 points
$16.99
Brilliant pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of ripe melon, strawberry candies, bergamot liqueur, and emery board with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a polished, stimulating, medium-length finish with no oak. A nicely concentrated rose with big fresh fruit flavors and loads of personality.
89 points $16.99
White Horse Winery 2016 Estate Rosé American
89 points
$18
Light pink coral color. Fruity aromas of raspberry leaf, spearmint, and blackberry jam with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length spice cabinet and spring sweet pea finish with silky, fruit tannins. A well-structured rose fit for dinner pairings.
Tomasello NV Blackberry Moscato New Jersey
88 points
$13.95
Brilliant reddish orange color. Sweet, floral aromas of honeysuckle and apricots with creamed honey with a round, vibrant, sweet medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-long nectarine and blood orange spritz finish with no oak. A sweet and lovable blend of grapes and fresh fruits; a very attractive pour for desserts and indulgences.
88 points $13.95
Tomasello 2015 Ice Wine Vidal Blanc
88 points
$28
Bright gold color. Aromas of golden raisins, sunflower, cheddar scone, and pineapple upside down cake with a round, crisp, very sweet medium body and a peppery, amusing, medium-length caramel, lychee, dried apricot, and peppercorns finish. A zesty ice wine, perfect for pairing with fruit desserts.
White Horse Winery 2016 Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
88 points
$39
Golden straw color. Toasty aromas and flavors of sweet cheese, rich custard, cedar smoke, toasted brioche, and glazed nuts with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length pears in syrup and dill finish with soft tannins and moderate oak. A tasty oaked Chardonnay that will hit the spot.
White Horse Winery 2016 Estate Chambourcin
87 points
$18
Medium violet color. Herbal aromas of plum butter, tomato leaf, dill, black licorice, and fennel with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy toasty bread crusts and cranberry finish with leafy tannins and a suggestion of oak. An herbal Chambourcin that may pair well with Eastern European fare.
White Horse Winery 2017 Estate Chambourcin
86 points
$18
Medium dusty ruby color. Smoky aromas of berry fruit leather, burned popcorn, charred oak, and grilled berries with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, buoyant salted plum and charred meats finish with heavy oak. An intriguingly smoky and savory Chambourcin for unique pairings.
Plagido’s Winery 2017 Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
85 points
$14.99
Bright Siam color. Interesting aromas and flavors of packaged grape jelly, dill, huckleberry, cotton candy, roasted chicory, and wildflowers with a satiny, lively, dry medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with no oak. A brambly, dry and refreshing hybrid rose.
85 points $14.99
White Horse Winery 2017 Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
85 points
$37
Straw color. Interesting aromas of buttered nuts, bruleed white grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and green apple with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, breezy apple taffy and butterscotch drizzle finish with a suggestion of oak. A chardonnay that may intrigue the Sauvignon Blanc lover.
Plagido’s Winery 2017  Cayuga
80 points
$16.99
Clear yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of peanut butter, white grape jelly, and wonder bread with a soft, shy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy boiled peanuts and fruit cake finish. A creamy quaffer.
80 points $16.99
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