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August 2019 - New Jersey Wine Competition

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

New Jersey Wine Competition Reviews

Palmaris 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$40
Black ruby color. Elegant aromas of black cassis, tomato leaf, genache, suede, and dried rose and violet with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an intricate, long aromatic barks, cardamom, cacao nibs, dill, and mint creme finish with leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A heady, complex red with layers of exotic spice and creamy chocolate; earthy, herbal, delicious.
Plagido’s Winery 2017 Red Blend Cabernet-Merlot
92 points
$25.99
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of butter roasted nuts, sappy pine, and dried cherry and mint with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of braised spiced apple, pomegranate, cocoa-dusted nuts, and cedar with soft, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A robust, chewy red blend that will be great with steaks.
92 points $25.99
Plagido’s Winery 2017  Cabernet Franc
92 points
$26.99
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of baked berries, dolmades, and cacao nibs with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish revealing notes of cranberry, cedar, earth, and mocha mint with fine, dusty tannins. An earthy, reward cabernet franc with excellent structure and flavor.
92 points $26.99
Palmaris 2017 Reserve Merlot
92 points
$28.95
Deep purple color. Aromas of lime leaf, ripe blood orange, powdery florals, musk, and leather with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, intricate, very long candied almond, chocolate genache, plum preserves, nutmeg, cherry, and tomato vine finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A perfumed, twisting, turning Merlot with lots of complexities to discover.
92 points $28.95
Plagido’s Winery 2017 Coeur Dest Red Blend Outer Coastal Plain
90 points
$27.99
Dusty ruby black color. Interesting aromas of earthy cherries, raspberry preserves, black tea, and leather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, amusing, medium-length chocolate wafer cookie, candied nuts, tomato leaf, licorice, and basalt finish with moderate oak flavor. A chewy, satisfying red that will be delicious with steaks.
90 points $27.99
Tomasello 2017 Estate Blaufrankisch
89 points
$18.95
Violet color. Earthy aromas of nuts roasted in a cast iron pan, dried blueberries, pencil shavings, and smoked peppercorns with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long pomegranate compote, oven-dried tomato, ground nuts, and cedar finish with fine tannins and light oak flavor. A wonderful example of blaufrankisch with great varietal character, balance and sense of place.
89 points $18.95
Plagido’s Winery 2017  Chambourcin
89 points
$24.99
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of nut brittle, chocolate berry bar, and hint of tomato leaves and ink with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish with notes of mulberry, rhubarb, and pomegranate with moderate oak flavor. A chewy, earthy Chambourcin that will work well at the table.
89 points $24.99
Palmaris 2015 Reserve Cabernet Franc
89 points
$40
Black ruby color. Aromas of baked mulberry, cinnamon, cola, fresh parsley, and tomato leaf with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long pencil shavings and jasmine tea finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich and somewhat rustic wine from Outer Coastal Plain with great integration of Cab Franc’s greenness; cellar.
Tomasello NV White Moscato with Peach Wine American
88 points
$13.95
Pink coral color. Floral aromas and flavors of perfume like blossoms, peach sorbet, and holly with a supple, tangy, petillant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish that presents notes of candied violet and tangerine and floral talc with no oak flavor. A fun, floral, flavor-packed wine perfect for the patio or picnic.
88 points $13.95
Bellview Winery 2017 Estate Coeur Dest Outer Coastal Plain
88 points
$25
Ruby color. Aromas of grilled berries and chocolate croissant with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, interesting, medium-length chocolate cookie, raspberry cobbler, and black tea finish with moderate oak flavor. A full and fruity red with food-friendly tannins and juicy, accessible style.
Plagido’s Winery 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$26.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla mint fudge, herb butter, red clay, and dried berries with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-long finish that shows accents of Craisin, cocoa, cedar, and spice with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bright and savory cabernet that will play nicely at the table.
88 points $26.99
Plagido’s Winery 2017 Reverence White Outer Coastal Plain
86 points
$17.99
Straw color. Aromas of peach preserves with honey, shortbread, Thompson seedless grape jelly, and sweet pea blossom with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, breezy honey-roasted peanuts, Meyer lemon coulis, and grape leaves finish. A somewhat rustic, fruit-forward white with heady-sweet aromatics.
86 points $17.99
Tomasello 2018  Aromella
85 points
$15.95
Golden straw color. Aromas of baked pineapple, tinned peaches, campfire, and flamed citrus peel with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length lemon curd and yellow tomato finish with no oak flavor. A wild and rustic white wine from the outer coastal plains that offers distinctive smoky notes coupled with luscious fruit.
85 points $15.95
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