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July 2019 - New Jersey Wine Competition

July 2019 - New Jersey Wine Competition
This month's Wine feature is New Jersey Wine Competition Wines

New Jersey Wine Competition Reviews

Working Dog Winery 2015 Estate Bottled Merlot
95 points
$34.99
Dark dusty violet color. Complex aromas of dried berries, black tea, cured meats, patent leather, and toasted crumpet with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, subtle, long tomato leaf, rosemary, chocolate sorbet, and cigar box finish with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. This upstanding New Jersey Merlot is well-refined, impeccably balanced, and completely delicious; pair with steak dinner tonight.
95 points $34.99
Working Dog Winery 2016 Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc
95 points
$39.99
Dark dusty violet color. Interesting aromas of ligonberry, pomegranate, tiramisu, jamon Iberico, marinated grape leaves, and oregano with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, subtle, very long cherry jam, roasted beets, tangerine zest, leather, rosemary, and chocolate-cherry crumble finish with well-integrated, grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicious, complex, and finely assembled Cabernet Franc from New Jersey that gives Bordeaux a run for its money.
95 points $39.99
Working Dog Winery 2016 Estate Bottled Merlot
94 points
$24.99
Dark dusty ruby color. Aromas of ripe Montmorency cherry, tiramisu, and dried herbs with a velvety, vibrant, medium body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long marinated grape leaves, custard, tea leaves, aniseed, and leather finish with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. Great balance and decadent texture make this a knockout New Jersey Merlot; great depth and terroir.
94 points $24.99
Working Dog Winery 2016 Retriever Estate Bottled Red New Jersey
92 points
$26
Dusty black violet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, red currant, mulberry, polished oak, patent leather, plump olives, pine, and cumin with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish with moderate oak flavor. A rich, toothsome Cabernet Franc with intricate layers of flavor and nice aging potential.
White Horse Winery 2017 Barrel Fermented Estate Chardonnay
91 points
$29
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of caramel creme, maple cookies, pressed flowers, spiced pumpkin latte, and flint with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of dried peach, fruit and nut press, and sea salt with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A terrific, oak-centric Chardonnay with skillfully layered flavors.
Working Dog Winery 2016 Estate Bottled Syrah
89 points
$25.99
Black garnet color. Interesting aromas of blackberry pie, baked potato, mesquite, figs, and dates with a satiny, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, engaging, long raspberry, black pepper, and mulling spice finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A well-structured Syrah with great aging potential.
89 points $25.99
Working Dog Winery 2018 Estate Bottled Traminette
87 points
$15.99
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of sweet pea blossom, beeswax, tangerine, and lychee with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, buoyant finish revealing shades of baked pear and cashew with no oak flavor. A solid off-dry Traminette that will have great appeal with moscato drinkers.
87 points $15.99
Working Dog Winery 2018 Estate Bottled Riesling
84 points
$21.99
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe pear, key lime, tomato leaf, and banana with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish that presents impressions of lanolin with no oak flavor. A juicy, fruity Riesling with nice varietal character.
84 points $21.99
Working Dog Winery 2017 Black Feather Estate Bottled Chardonnay
84 points
$26.99
Straw green color. Aromas of orange Creamsicle, lemon curd, and toasted scone with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk marzipan and creme de menthe finish with light oak flavor. A approachable New Jersey Chardonnay.
84 points $26.99
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