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91 • Casa Larga 2006 Fiori Ice Wine, Vidal, Finger Lakes $44.99/375 ml.
Deep old gold color. Rich aromas of honeyed golden raisins and sautéed apricots follow through on a supple, silky entry to a fruity sweet medium-to-full body with tangy, juicy fruitiness and long, mouthwatering finish. A nicely poised dessert wine that is not cloying in the least. Serve with cheese and dried fruits. (tasted on Jan-14-2010)
90 • Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot, American $11.99. Best Buy.
Bright garnet color. Spicy chocolate covered berry aromas follow through on a soft, supple entry to fruity light-to-medium body with good depth and hints of vanilla and praline. Finishes with a tangy, berry and tomato accented fade with easy going tannins. A delicious crowd pleasing red for sipping or lighter fare. (tasted on Jan-14-2010)
87 • Casa Larga NV Lilac Hill, New York State $9.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Bright lavender, lilac, lychee and peach custard aromas follow through on a soft entry to a fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body with tangy peach skin notes and a oily nectarine stone accented finish. A very pleasant summer sipper. (tasted on Jan-14-2010)
86 • Casa Larga NV "CLV", Chardonnay, New York State $11.99. Best Buy.
Bright golden straw color. Toasty pecan brittle and baked apple aromas follow through on a dry-yet-fruity medium body with touch of pineapple. Finishes with a crisp, lightly spicy fade. (tasted on Jan-14-2010)
85 • Casa Larga NV "Vineyard Hill", Chardonnay, Finger Lakes $8.99.
Straw color. Soft apple, warm custard, and beeswax aromas follows through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with a brisk apple core and mineral accented finish. (tasted on Jan-14-2010)
83 • Casa Larga 2007 French Oak, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes $19.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden straw color. Very heavy charred oak and grilled apple aromas follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with baked pineapple notes. Finishes with a brisk, smoky apple and citrus fade. Heavy oak frame pulls down the fruit landscape. (tasted on Jan-14-2010)