March 2019 - US Bordeaux Varietals

March 2019 - US Bordeaux Varietals
This month's Wine feature is US Bordeaux Varietals Wines

US Bordeaux Varietals Reviews

Clos du Val 2015 Hirondelle Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$120
Nearly opaque black garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of black olive, rosemary focaccia, coconut creme, and milk chocolate with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and a peppery, subtle, long finish with notes of sun dried tomato, black pepper, dark tobacco, and mace with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A concentrated, powerful Cabernet with stimulating salinity; makes a lasting impression.
Jarvis 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$315
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of berry compote, butter roasted nuts, kidd leather, and polished wood with a bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long finish revealing notes of bubbly cassis pie crust, mixed olives, incense, and marinated meat with fine, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A silky, complex and elegant Napa cabernet for the finest of steaks.
Dewitt Family 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$55
Black violet color. Creamy, smoky aromas of blackberry mostarda, chai latte, and bacon with a round, vibrant, dryish full body and a peppery, epic, very long charred meats, cracked black pepper, coriander, and caramel latte finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A slightly smoky, meaty cabernet with commanding character; memorable, luxurious, superbly balanced.
Greyscale 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$65
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of wet clay and wax, dark roasted coffee beans and nuts, herbed chocolate bar, and earth with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a compelling, medium-long finish with suggestions of nut, dried cassis and citrus, and olive tapenade with crunchy, chewy tannins and no oak flavor. A profoundly rich, savory and brooding powerhouse of a cabernet that will amply reward patience.
Archeus 2013 Two Storms Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$48
Black violet color. Complex aromas and flavors of red roses, pomegranate, dark chocolate, licorice, hibiscus, and honeycomb with a velvety, vibrant, medium-full body and a warming, complex, long finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dreamy Cabernet with a beautifully perfumed nose and lingering finish; drink now through 2030.
Fazeli Cellars 2015 Khayyam Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$58
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of ripe heirloom tomato, pomegranate, forest mushrooms, and Chinese 5 spice with a crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, long finish that presents notes of black forest cake. To-die-for-aromas make this an irresistible red.
Gordon Estate 2015  Petit Verdot
93 points
$20.99
Dusty black violet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dill, black raspberry liqueur, potted geranium, mint, and sage with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a sleek, brisk finish evoking suggestions of earth, roasted nuts, violet candies, and creme brulee with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. American oak stars in this juicy, fruity Petit Verdot
93 points $20.99
Kestrel 2014 Falcon Series Merlot
93 points
$25
Dusty black violet color. Aromas of cherry blossom, cola, dill, red licorice, and clover with a satiny, fruity medium-full body and an even, nuanced, long soy-glazed plums finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A balanced and intriguing Merlot that offers an upstanding meal companion.
San Simeon 2018 Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$28
Emerald straw color. Aromas of sweet pear, guanabana, white grapefruit, malt, and pineapple candies with a silky, lively, fruity light body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length lime zest and gravel finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. Vibrant acidity and perfectly round flavors shine in this balanced and beautiful Sauvignon Blanc.
Fazeli Cellars 2014 Meritage Temecula Valley
93 points
$42
Garnet color. Aromas of red cassis, cured meats, aniseed, and fine cider with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, long leather, savory spices, and hazelnut finish. Fine balance and alluring aromas made for a stately Meritage blend; enjoy now or cellar.
Archeus 2015 St. Stephen Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$48
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of toasted marshmallow, chocolate hazelnut and pistachio toffees, hint of crayon, and olive and pepper relish with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length finish with elements of honeyed dried berries and spiced nuts with chewy, earthy tannins and light oak flavor. A snappy, lively cabernet for all occasions.
Dry Creek Vineyard 2016 Hillside & Benchland Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$29
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry cobbler and mocha nuts with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long finish revealing suggestions of flan with clementine, roasted nuts, and cedar with light oak flavor. A vivacious and stimulating cabernet with great acidity and style.
Square, Plumb & Level 2016 Peterson Vineyard Red Blend Dry Creek Valley
92 points
$29.99
Dark ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red cassis, spice cabinet, chocolate cookies, green peppercorns, and sage with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of honey-roasted nuts and olives with medium, grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fruity, grippy red blend from Dry Creek Valley that hits the nail on the head; enjoy its layers of flavor tonight!
92 points $29.99
Cloak & Dagger 2016 Espionage Red Blend Paso Robles
92 points
$47
Ruby color. Aromas of blackberry jam, rosemary, gingerbread, black olives, coriander, and dill with an vibrant, fruity medium-full body and an appealing, medium-long chocolate biscuit finish. Captivating herbal notes follow pervasive fruit in this rock solid Paso red blend.
Cloak & Dagger 2016 Subterfuge Red Blend Paso Robles
92 points
$49
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of rose hip jam, chrysanthemum, and blueberry with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of honied fig and black plum with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A floral, concentrated red that will be fantastic with French cuisine.
EmmaLily 2014 Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$75
Ruby color. Aromas of fine tea, tobacco, garlic, autumn leaves, and clove with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nuanced, long toast with fruit preserves, peppercorns, and vanilla shortbread finish. A rich and warming cab; drink up now.
Clos du Val 2015 Three Graces Red Blend Napa Valley
92 points
$175
Indigo color. Inviting aromas of fragrant black plum, vanilla bean, tarragon, jalapeño, and sweet pea blossom with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, long cocoa-dusted raspberry, licorice, mocha, roasted nuts, and autumn leaves finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nuanced red blend with lots of appeal; drink now or cellar.
Archeus 2014 Magnetic Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$48
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate mint cookie and frosted cherry tart with a vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an intriguing, medium-long finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. An affable and juicy cabernet pleaser.
Bordeleau NV Lot Number 4 Cabernet Franc
90 points
$19
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of Hawaiian punch, tobacco, apple-mint jelly, clove, and vanilla soft serve with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy finish manifesting impressions of iced tea. A rock solid fruity quaffer with wide appeal and depth of flavor.
Narmada Winery 2014 Reserve Cabernet Franc
90 points
$38
Garnet color. Aromas of black plum, mocha, spice cake, and tomato vine with an crisp, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length flan, tiramisu, and cinnamon creme finish. A creamy, oak-driven Cabernet Franc that’s ready to drink; wine like this puts Virginia on the map.
Greyscale 2016  Merlot
90 points
$44
Black garnet color. Aromas of blackberry cobbler and leather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long spice cabinet and caponata finish with grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rock solid merlot for rich steaks.
Strala Vineyards 2016 Proprietary Red Blend Napa Valley
90 points
$55
Ruby color. Aromas of berry cobbler, black pepper, and frosted raspberry Danish with a vibrant, fruity medium-full body and an engaging, medium-long spiced plums, rosemary, and olive studded baguette finish. A big fruity red with nice grippy tannins; a dream with charcuterie.
1849 Wine 2015 Declaration Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$79.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of berries and kiwis, pencil shavings, creme brulee, and delicate herbs with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-long finish with accents of dark chocolate cassis, sour cherry, and nuts with crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A rock solid Napa cab with very good structure and agreeable flavors.
90 points $79.99
Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown Cabernet Franc
90 points
$115
Garnet color. Aromas of cinnamon-raisin toast, vanilla custard, roasted dates, and paprika with a vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long dark chocolate covered nuts, olives, prosciutto, and pickling spices finish. A toasty Cab Franc with nice balance and sophisticated style.
Kestrel NV Lady in Red Edition 14 Red Blend Columbia Valley
89 points
$18
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of berry-vanilla candle, black licorice, bay, and chocolate mousse with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a medium-length finish with overtones of plum butter. A dry and chewy Columbia Valley red; serve with beef.
Bordeleau NV Lot Number 7 Merlot
89 points
$19
Dusty garnet color. Smoky, earthy aromas and flavors of dried cranberry, tomato vine, sautéed mushrooms, chocolate cake, toasted coconut, and roasted pecan with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length finish that shows shades of hint of dill with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A layered, earthy Merlot with round and silky, pinot-noir-like texture; a lovely dinner pairing.
San Simeon 2015 Estate Reserve Merlot
89 points
$28
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of bacon wrapped dates, raspberry coulis, hint of peppermint, and cacao nib with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, breezy finish with suggestions of vanilla fondant and dried leaves with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A yummy Paso merlot with a silky sensibility.
White Pine 2017 Reserve Cabernet Franc
89 points
$32.99
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of fruit punch, cherry yogurt, and cream pie with an bright, fruity light body and a short-lived finish revealing touches of cinnamon creme. A silky red blend that will appeal to pinot noir drinkers.
89 points $32.99
Silver Ghost 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$35
Ruby color. Aromas of plum pastry, chocolate genache, spiced nuts, flamed orange, and creme de violette with a vibrant, dryish medium-full body and an interesting, medium-long cinnamon latte, vanilla candle, and spiced toffee finish. Vanilla, spice, and fruits oh-so-nice; a crowd pleasing Cabernet that won’t quit.
Catman Cellars 2016  Malbec
89 points
$36
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe blueberry, jasmine tea, and wood with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, appealing, medium-long finish with touches of dark chocolate and rose hip with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A yummy Columbia Valley Malbec that will shine with grilled meats.
M Cellars 2016 Meritage Reserve Grand River Valley
89 points
$50
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of coconut layer bar, beets, au jus, and rose tea with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an engaging, medium-long finish displaying touches of cranberry relish. A distinctive red from Ohio; a conversation-starting choice for steaks.
San Simeon 2015 Stormwatch Estate Reserve Red Blend Paso Robles
89 points
$50
Black garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of dried plum, ripe raspberry, strawberry confit, black licorice, spearmint, and new leather with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of chocolate genache with well-integrated, firm tannins and light oak flavor. A well-structured red blend with kisses of sweet fruits and layers leathery strength.
Clos du Val 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$52
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of toast with quince jam, black pepper, and walnut with a vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a nuanced, long finish with nuances of plum, leather, and nutmeg. A new world take on the old world’s cabernet; dry, spicy, steak-worthy, cellar-worthy.
Strala Vineyards 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$80
Black violet color. Complex aromas of red licorice, mocha latte, buttercream, rose petal tea, and paprika with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long milk chocolate and anise finish with heavy oak flavor. A velvety and sumptuous Napa Cabernet.
Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$18.99
Dusty violet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of blueberry, sweet pea blossom, black licorice, and pencil shavings with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length finish displaying suggestions of vanilla with moderate oak flavor. A silky smooth Columbia Valley Cabernet bursting with juicy, fruity appeal.
88 points $18.99
Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2017 Red Blend Columbia Valley
88 points
$18.99
Deep purple color. Aromas of mixed berry preserves, sweet tobacco, pomegranate, and lilac with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a cheery blueberry pie finish with medium tannins. A richly fruity Bordeaux varietal blend with a purple-hued Washington swagger.
88 points $18.99
Gordon Estate 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$23.99
Ruby color. Aromas of blueberry jam, chocolate covered espresso beans, ripe plum, and coconut cream with an crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a captivating, medium-long spiced banana bread and yogurt-covered nuts finish. An unabashedly fruity Cabernet Sauvignon that’s ready to drink in all it youthful splendor.
88 points $23.99
Maddalena 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$24
Indigo color. Aromas of cassis, quince, marinated beets, and chocolate-mint with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length spice cabinet and leather finish with silky, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nicely structured cabernet with well-integrated tannins.
Narmada Winery 2015 Mélange Red Blend Virginia
88 points
$30
Ruby color. Aromas of cassis, warm candle, ripe peaches and plums, and stroopwafel with a bright, fruity medium body and a short-lived tobacco finish. A smooth red blend from Virginia.
Dracaena Wines 2016  Cabernet Franc
88 points
$34
Ruby black color. Sweet aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, vanilla candle, and black tea with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and an even, intriguing, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A juicy, palate-pleasing cabernet franc that will be a hit.
1849 Wine 2015 Anonymous Red Blend Napa Valley
88 points
$39.99
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry, floral tea, and pineapple with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a cheery finish that presents suggestions of raspberry sorbet and chocolate flakes. Unexpected but harmonious sweet tropical notes stand out in this highly drinkable Napa Red.
88 points $39.99
Wildwood Oak Winery 2016 Summers Point Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$40
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black plum, granola with nuts, toasted coconut, and cola with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a brisk finish that shows shades of spiced chocolate toffee with moderate oak flavor. A rich and savory cabernet with pleasing depth and warmth.
Soquel Vineyards 2014 Consonante Reverence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$150
Indigo color. Spicy aromas of spiced blackberry jam, licorice, and pine with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, layered, medium-long plum, vanilla kissed custard, and wintergreen finish with moderate oak flavor. A fruit-forward Cabernet with silky texture and big impact.
AVA Grace 2016  Merlot
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Jammy aromas of spiced plum, pencil shavings, raspberry jam, dill, and bell pepper with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, brisk blackberry cobbler and mocha finish with silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A weeknight merlot with pleasing fruit.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Bordeleau NV Lot Number 2 Petit Verdot
87 points
$19
Dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas of fruit punch, fresh tomato salad, basil, and grape leaf with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length figs, dates, parsley, and cocoa finish with moderate oak flavor. A rustic Petit Verdot that will be a real charmer at the table.
Benziger 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$21.99
Ruby color. Aromas of plum, tobacco, and cola with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and an even, medium-length graphite, licorice, and bay finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A dry, spicy cab with lots of pairing possibilities.
87 points $21.99
Kestrel 2014 Falcon Series Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$25
Garnet black color. Inviting, jammy aromas of blueberry compote, carob, cocoa powder, and toasty flapjacks with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A solid Columbia Valley cab with great notes of blueberry and chocolate.
Wine Spots 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$25
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of jasmine, white rose, passion fruit confection, and mango chutney with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish. A perfumed and charming Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc; clean and bright.
Jacuzzi 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$28
Deep purple color. Aromas of dried cranberry, eucalyptus, and black tea with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, brisk cedar and spice finish with moderate oak flavor. An everyday cabernet with all the acid and tannins needed to complement a meal.
White Pine 2017 Sophies Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Franc
87 points
$35.99
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plums and peaches and coconut bar with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk finish with notes of raisin toast and white pepper. A fun, atypical Cabernet Franc for the table.
87 points $35.99
1849 Wine 2015 Triumph Red Blend Sonoma County
87 points
$44.99
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, fresh basil, grenadine, and chocolate drizzle with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a relaxed finish evoking elements of fig bar. A super-fruity red that’s offers a solid anytime sipper.
87 points $44.99
Fazeli Cellars 2014 Ferdowsi Cabernet Franc
87 points
$58
Brown brick red color. Inviting aromas of mixed berry jam, plum, and tomato vine with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a brisk prune, balsa, and candied ginger finish with moderate oak flavor. A fruity, juicy Cabernet Franc that will be a real crowd pleaser.
M Cellars 2017 Reserve Cabernet Franc-Merlot
87 points
$58
Garnet color. Aromas of plums, cocoa powder, bell pepper, and sasparilla float with an crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a stimulating, relaxed carob, dried fig, and coriander finish. A sturdy red that will be a nice companion to beef.
EmmaLily 2014 Lauras Love Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$250
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, wild cherry, cinnamon, espresso bean, black pepper, and toast with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rock solid Santa Clara Cabernet bursting with red fruit and silky tannins.
Cupcake 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of dried cassis, raspberry sorbet, vanilla bean, pistachio, and toasted marshmallow with a crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a cheery compressed watermelon and caramel finish. A crushable red with kisses of sweetness and approachable fruit.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Frey 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas of lime, stewed pineapple, honey butter, and ocean air with a crisp, fruity light body and a brisk straw finish. An assuaging sauvignon blanc; ripe and slightly toasty.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Frey 2017  Merlot
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, leather, eucalyptus, and dried dates with a slightly chewy, bright, dryish medium body and a easy finish manifesting overtones of vanilla, chocolate biscuit, and blueberry with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry-yet-fruity red for the table with a showy purple hue.
86 points $15 Best Buy
M Cellars 2017 Meritage Grand River Valley
86 points
$30
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red plum, leather, clove incense, violet candies, and roasted vegetables with a crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length finish imparting elements of caramelized nuts. A toothsome red with lots of nuance; give this some time.
Falkner 2015 Special Selection Meritage California
86 points
$59.95
Garnet color. Aromas of plum, earth, and figs with a racy, fruity medium body and a brisk chocolate, baking spices, and honey-herb muffin finish. An dry and sturdy red with racy acidity; well-suited to the table.
86 points $59.95
AVA Grace NV Red Blend California
85 points
$11.99
Ruby color. Aromas of wood chips, plum, and hint of bell pepper with a crisp, dryish medium body and a brisk cinnamon latte finish. A spicy red that will play well at the table.
85 points $11.99
Cedar Creek Winery 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$17
Garnet black color. Aromas of cassis, blackberry cobbler, cacao nibs, and blackened toast with a satiny, fruity medium body and a tingling, relaxed marinate grape leaves and cinnamon finish. An unadorned Cabernet that will be a fun pairing for rustic dishes.
Imagery Estate 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$19.99
Bright dark ruby color. Confected aromas of grenadine and berry smoothie with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, swift stewed plum and vanilla soft-serve finish with soft tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy, somewhat confected Cabernet for weeknight quaffing.
85 points $19.99
White Pine 2016 Serendipity Red Blend Reserve Lake Michigan Shore
85 points
$28.99
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon stick, red apples, cranberry relish, dried fig, cherry stone, and tobacco with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a graceful, short finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. An easy-drinking Bordeaux varietal blend for lighter weeknight fare.
85 points $28.99
EmmaLily 2014 Cosmos Passion Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$85
Ruby color. Aromas of red licorice, panettone, and latex with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a snappy mixed peppercorns and chocolate liqueur finish. A port-like cab that will pair just as well with steak or chocolate.
Iron Side 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$15.99
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry jam, dark chocolate, and toasted almonds with a crisp, fruity medium body and a breezy finish revealing accents of cedar plank. A juicy and unabashedly jammy red to serve up anytime.
84 points $15.99
Falkner 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$29.95
Dark dusty garnet color. Fruity, jammy aromas and flavors of strawberry, pomegranate cooler, pencil shavings, and chocolate candy with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A fruity quaffer in a crowd pleasing style.
84 points $29.95
Fox Valley 2012 Big Terra Reserve Merlot
82 points
$24.95
Ruby black color. Aromas of dried fruit mix, banana peel, suede, and green apple with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, eccentric, easy tobacco and almond cake finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A distinctively fruity Merlot best for washing down a country style meal.
82 points $24.95
Sharpe Hill 2014 Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Franc
81 points
$19.99
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, mushrooms, barnyard, and birch with a soft, vibrant, dry light body and an effortless, sparse finish with overtones of cranberry and dill seeds. A rustic red for the table.
81 points $19.99
Cloak & Dagger 2016 Deep State Red Blend Paso Robles
81 points
$48
Ruby color. Aroma of firm plum with a crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a cheery cocoa powder, spiced nut brittle, and dust finish. A solid red with great versatility at the table; give this time to open up.
Fulkerson 2015  Merlot
80 points
$18
Dark violet color. Rustic aromas of mulberry, cranberry relish, and sweet gum tree with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, short-lived ink, iron, and underripe cranberry finish with chalky, woody tannins. A rustic red for the table.
LUXX 2017  Merlot
80 points
$29.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of raspberry fruit leather, peppercorns, and cherry keffir with a lightly tannic, crisp, light-to-medium body and a graceful, short-lived chocolate wafer cookie finish with papery tannins. A soft and supple merlot sipper.
80 points $29.99
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