April 2019 - New Release Wine / OOS

April 2019 - New Release Wine / OOS
This month's Wine feature is New Release Wines

New Release Wine / OOS Reviews

Angwin Estate Vineyards 2013 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$120
Black violet color. Aromas of plum butter, cedar, sage, spring flower bed, and slate with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a complex, long rose hip jam, blueberry compote with thyme, plum tart, chocolate mousse, and licorice finish with moderate oak flavor. A decadent Howell Mountain Cabernet packed with fruit and spice.
Echeverria 2014 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$40
Bright dusty garnet color. Aromas of roast plum, grilled hearts of palm, blistered cherries, and roasted poblano with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, elegant, long orange zest, black pepper, black cassis, spiced tea, mint, and dark chocolate finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lipsmacking Cabernet with a great balance of fruit, oak, and savory terroir.
Lorenzi Estate 2015 Single Vineyard Reserve Syrah
93 points
$45
Ruby black color. Aromas of black currant, pickled plum, and aniseed with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, engaging, medium-long dark chocolate and pink peppercorns finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex and layered syrah to pour for great company.
Clone 7 2018  Riesling
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas of pickled pear, flint, lanolin, ripe pineapple, and beeswax with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a long passionfruit, Thompson seedless, and Meyer lemon meringue finish. A delightful Columbia Valley Riesling with great length and memorable flinty style; drink up!
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$20
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Spicy, complex aromas of roasted plums and figs, fine tea, wet earth, allspice, and black peppercorns with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, thought-provoking, very long sesame halvah, honeycomb, and fine tobacco finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A distinctive wine with elegant complexity; a great one to show off.
92 points $20 Best Buy
Quasar 2016 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$20
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Aromas of black cassis, licorice, and spiced chocolates with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, very long genache, balsamic reduction, and toasted chocolate croissant finish with well-integrated tannins. A dark, brooding Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points $20 Best Buy
Bellacana Vineyards 2012  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$30
Deep purple color. Inviting aromas and flavors of cedar, incense, black cassis, and spiced plum with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-long finish with notes of roasted yams, fennel, and horehound candy with moderate oak flavor. A stylish Cabernet from Alexander Valley that offers dark, sense thrilling aromatics.
Quasar 2016 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$30
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of pickled plum, dark chocolate, graham cracker, and latte with a lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a medium-long finish that shows notes of smoked almonds and blackberry cobbler. A delicious, well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with a great sense of freshness.
Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve Zinfandel
92 points
$45
Dark garnet color. Aromas of plum butter, bay leaf, raisin, and hay with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length morello cherry, charcoal, and cedar finish with moderate oak flavor. A drink-it-now zinfandel with introverted fruit.
Manos Andinas 2018 Reserva Malbec
91 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blackberry pie, chocolate cake, fresh earth, and nuts with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a medium-long finish. A very appetizing Malbec will well-integrated tannins and balanced, juicy fruit.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Clone 7 2017  Pinot Gris
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aroma of ripe pear with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, medium-length crystalized ginger and lemon zest finish with no oak flavor. A fresh, clean Pinot Gris that needs no excuse to enjoy.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Crane Family Vineyards 2016 Alisons Cuvee Red Blend Napa Valley
90 points
$39
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of spiced blackberry jam and toasted nuts with a vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a medium-length finish manifesting notes of dark chocolate fudge, licorice, black pepper, vanilla crumb cake, and tobacco. A rich Napa red with toasty appeal.
Crane Family Vineyards 2016 Don Raffaele Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$45
Deep purple color. Fruity aromas of blackberry cobbler, raspberry, and fire-roasted bell pepper with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length tiramisu finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Juicy berries burst out of the glass in this rock solid cabernet that will please a variety of tastes.
Angwin Estate Vineyards 2013 The Kissing Trees Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$70
Ruby color. Aromas of green leaves, espresso, and pistachio toffee with a lively, dryish medium-full body and a medium-length green almond, chocolate covered chestnut, and tiramisu finish. Table-tuned acidity stars in this youthful, exotic Cabernet Sauvignon.
Roger 1930 2015 Roberto Limited Lot Ultra-Premium Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$70
Ruby color. Aromas of chocolate genache and toffee with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a medium-long dark chocolate, dark roasted pecans, and lapsang suchong finish. A rock solid Chilean Cabernet fit for steak.
Red Quartz 2017  Pinot Noir
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Smoky aromas and flavors of grilled mushrooms, cherrywood barbecue, and lingonberry with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish that exhibits suggestions of chicory, oolong tea, and spicy cherry-peach chutney with moderate oak flavor. A spicy, very food-friendly pinot noir with loads of character.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Mt. Fury 2016 Red Blend Wahluke Slope
89 points
$16.99
Violet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of huckleberry pie, coconut dream bar, vanilla buttercream, and mashed raisin with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-long finish with shades of dried cherries and berries, toffee, bourbon barrel, and pepper dust with well-integrated, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A supple and intriguing marriage of fruit and oak aromas and flavors.
89 points $16.99
Mt. Fury 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$18.99
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of red and black licorice, wild cherry soda, and cherry-vanilla taffy with a crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a medium-length finish displaying suggestions of dark chocolate and mocha. A fun and fruity Cabernet to pair with salumi.
89 points $18.99
Clone 7 2018 Rosé Columbia Valley
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of strawberry jelly, rose petal, cream, and fresh grass with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, buoyant white peach finish with soft tannins and no oak flavor. A palate pleasing, silky rose that will be a great quencher anytime.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Clone 7 2016 Red Blend Syrah
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of berry confection, warm cobbler, and peony petals with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, medium-to-long finish revealing accents of toasted blueberry muffin. A tasty Columbia Valley syrah with in-check tannins and friendly, crowd pleasing style.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Mt. Fury 2016  Merlot
88 points
$16.99
Dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cherry bonbons and pistachio gelato with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-to-long finish with notes of vanilla yogurt nuts with fine, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A smooth and juicy Merlot with lots of creamy chocolate notes.
88 points $16.99
Shottesbrooke 2018 Discovery Series Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of gooseberry, kumquat, and pineapple relish with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A juicy Sauvignon Blanc with exotic citrus notes to remember.
88 points $16.99 Best Buy
Clone 7 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of yellow apple, grapefruit, golden kiwi, and plantain with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a graceful, breezy finish with notes of sweet herbs with no oak flavor. A food friendly Sauvignon Blanc with plenty of fruit.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Clone 7 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Confected aromas and flavors of wild-berry jam and pomegranate with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, breezy finish with shades of licorice, black pepper, coffee with cream, and cola with moderate oak flavor. A voluptuous and velvety cabernet that will go over well with the gang.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Lake Sonoma 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$30
Violet color. Aromas of raspberry jam, elderflower, and chocolate with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, medium-length sandalwood finish with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward cab with great acidity and grippy body.
Bellacana Vineyards 2016 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$32
Ruby color. Aromas of boysenberry, dried figs and dates, fruit cake, roses, and milk chocolate with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length dry roasted nuts, star anise, and caramel finish with moderate oak flavor. A fruity, port-like cabernet.
Roger 1930 2016 Roberto Double Oak Carmenere
87 points
$40
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of creme caramel with espresso and sweet peppers with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length grilled plum, India ink, and charcoal finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory, sturdy red for the table.
Green Quartz 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aroma of fresh gooseberry with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length mango lassi and lime finish with no oak flavor. A fresh and vibrant sauvignon blanc with a mouthwateringly juicy style.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Quasar 2018 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of French toast, roasted red pepper, and char-roasted berries with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a breezy plum gastrique and wood chips finish. A casual red with great food affinity.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Lake Sonoma 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$24
Straw color. Green aromas and flavors of citrus supremes, gooseberry, fresh green beans, and stuck match with a satiny, dry medium body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length finish with impressions of green peppercorn with no oak flavor. A savory sauvignon blanc with bright acidity.
Lake Sonoma 2016  Zinfandel
86 points
$32
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of dried fig, blueberry, and graphite with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, brisk charcoal briquettes, walnuts, and crepes with sour cream finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy, oaky zinfandel.
Roger 1930 2014 Founders Selection Icon Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$120
Bright garnet color. Aromas of dried leaves, raspberry coulis, bacon, musk, and white flowers with a satiny, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, brisk char grilled nuts, tart plum with creme Anglaise, carob, and dates finish. A solid cabernet in a food-friendly style.
Contempo 2018  Shiraz
85 points
$10
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of grilled berries drizzled with chocolate, smoked bacon, and wooden match with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, interesting, medium finish displaying notes of dates and fruit leather and smoked nuts with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A smoky, appetizing Chilean red that will sing with BBQ.
Sanhattan 2017 City Special Merlot
85 points
$25
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of grilled cherries with chocolate, nougat, and plum with a supple, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a charming, medium-length finish that presents notes of bacon jerky, dark roasted nuts with vanilla, and fine charcoal with soft tannins and light oak flavor. A smoky, chewy Merlot for the table.
Vivo NV Reserva Blend No. 23 Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$48
Ruby color. Aromas of dried berries, plum pudding, and vanilla-almond bark with a satiny, fruity light body and a seamless, intriguing, medium-length raspberry sorbet, rose hip jam, and dark chocolate shavings finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A dense, port-like Cabernet that will appeal to Zinfandel lovers.
Quasar 2017 Gran Reserva Carmenere
84 points
$20
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of char-grilled green pepper, overripe strawberry, and char-roasted coffee with a satiny, soft, off-dry medium body and a peppery, quick finish with nuances of stewed plums, tart cherry, and snipped chives with soft tannins. An easy drinking red for spicy fare; serve with a chill.
Sanhattan 2016 City Flame Syrah
84 points
$30
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of minestrone and braised meats with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, cheery black tea, sun dried tomato, and black toast finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A distinctively savory, table-tuned syrah.
Clone 7 2017  Merlot
83 points
$10.99
Ruby black color. Toasty aromas and flavors of dark chocolate nuts, creme brulee crust, and dried berries with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying notes of nutskin, mocha latte with cocoa, and earth with soft, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A smooth and easy sipper with an earthy edge.
83 points $10.99
Sea Salt 2018 Dry Rosé New Zealand
83 points
$14
Khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of dried berries and sweet mint with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry light body and a peppery, short finish with no oak flavor. An effervescent rose with a bark and a bite; try as a cocktail topper.
Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.11 Sauvignon Blanc
83 points
$48
Golden green color. Aromas and flavors of yogurt, green apple, golden kiwi, key lime custard, and cilantro with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, breezy finish with notes of butter with no oak flavor. A soft and buttery sauvignon blanc good for casual Latin fare.
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