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Reviews for 2019

November 2019 - New Release Wine/OOS

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

New Release Wine/OOS Reviews

Otra Vez 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$50
Garnet black color. Inviting aromas and flavors of black olives, crushed black cassis, candied beets, leather, and oregano with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and an appealing, medium-long finish revealing suggestions of roasted nuts, mint, and graphite with well-integrated tannins and heavy oak flavor. Complex aromas and rich flavor star in this decadent Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ashton 2019  Chenin Blanc
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of flint, ripe pineapple, banana creme, coriander, honeycomb, and parker dinner rolls with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, intricate, medium-long finish with notes of lemon zest with no oak flavor. A leesy and captivating Chenin Blanc with a hint of smoky flint.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Ashton 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of gooseberry, slate, cucumber, green peppercorn, and elderflower with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish revealing overtones of pineapple shrub and celery with no oak flavor. A bold, vivacious Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Contempo 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of passionfruit, pickled pineapple, and yuzu-banana custard with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish that presents notes of ripe pear and arugula with no oak flavor. A dry and food-friendly Sauvignon Blanc with an exotic, enticing aromatics.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Tarantas 2016 Crianza Tempranillo
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Savory aromas of cranberry, black olives, jamon iberico, roasted marcona almonds, caramelized eggplant, and raisin with an vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long cherry relish, toast, licorice, and orange zest finish with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A scrumptious Tempranillo with a great sense of place; a must buy.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Sofos 2018 White Blend Peloponnese
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Pale khaki color. Aromas of ripe apricot, honey, cantaloupe, and white peppercorn with a satiny, tangy, dryish light body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length citron, lemon spritz, and almond finish. A delicious warm-weather white that will pair like a dream with shellfish; refreshing, mineral-focused, and effortlessly drinkable.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Azul de Bobal 2016  Bobal
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, black licorice, cedar, clove, graphite, and tobacco with a lightly tannic, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, delightful, medium-length finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich Spanish red with great fruit and toasty notes of tobacco; easy to love.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Ashton 2018  Shiraz
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of tar, tellicherry peppercorns, malted milk chocolate, fresh blackberry, and licorice with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, medium-length finish with notes of thyme with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bold and expressive shiraz with lots of South African flair.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Contempo 2019  Chardonnay
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Straw color. Herbal aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, gooseberry, yellow bell pepper, and granny smith apple compote with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, fast finish. A Sauvignon Blanc-like Chardonnay with an earthy South American vibe.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Contempo 2019 Rosé Cachapoal Valley
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Fruity aromas and flavors of baked strawberry and cherry, creamy nougat, white peach, and moss with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish that shows notes of nuts with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delightful rose with appealing fruit flavor and crisp finish.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Ashton 2019  Chardonnay
85 points
$9.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of sweet apple confection, white flowers, pear pastry, and peach with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that exhibits elements of toffee. A fruity, easy-drinking Chardonnay that will be a real crowdpleaser.
85 points $9.99
Sofos 2017 Red Blend Korinthos
85 points
$13.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of pickled cassis, cider apples, tar, oat cereal, yogurt, and horse blanket with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy finish. A rustic, fruity wine for the table.
85 points $13.99
Boutique NV Rosé Water Wine Cocktail Loire Valley
81 points
$12
Silvery amber color. Aromas of cranberry sauce and ripe raspberry with a supple, crisp, petillant, dryish light body and a seamless, momentary watermelon rind and fondant finish with no oak flavor. An easy-drinking spritzer for casual sipping.
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