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88 • Cedar Creek 2008 Syrah, American $15. Best Buy.
Chocolate coffee, crispy bacon, baked berries, and roasted nuts follow through on a satiny entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with excellent depth, balance and smoothness. Finishes with a long, tangy spiced nut, baked apple, black pepper, and earth mineral fade. A delicious, crowd pleasing syrah. (tasted on May-17-2010)
88 • Cedar Creek 2009 "Old Mill Red", Marechal Foch, Wisconsin $9. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Bright raspberry-choke cherry jam on graham cracker follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium with great purity of raspberry fruit and a touch of savory sundried tomato in olive oil. Finishes on a drying, pithy note with cherry pit and grassy earth accents. A nice table wine. (tasted on May-17-2010)
87 • Cedar Creek NV Pinot Grigio, American $10. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of apricot sour cream frosting and grape jam follow through on a silky entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with good tanginess and balance. Finishes with a crisp, refreshing burst. A very nice summer sipper. (tasted on May-17-2010)
86 • Cedar Creek NV "Waterfall", Riesling, American $9. Best Buy.
Pale yellow straw color. Mild aromas of lemon, nectarine, and date follow through on a soft entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with a crisp, tart sour apple and talc finish. (tasted on Apr-19-2010)
85 • Cedar Creek 2008 Unoaked, Chardonnay, American $12.
Pale yellow gold color. Aromas of pineapple, melon, and grapefruit custard follow through on a round, soft entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with tart citrus, nut, and mineral notes on the crisp finish. An appealing Macon-like wine. (tasted on Mar-01-2010)
85 • Cedar Creek NV Vidal Blanc, American$8.50.
Pale straw green color. Aromas of yellow beet juice, paraffin, and pineapple yogurt follow through on a silky entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with tangy peach and yellow plum notes on the brisk finish. (tasted on May-13-2010)
83 • Cedar Creek NV Unoaked, Chardonnay, American $12.|Find-a-Wine|
Yellow straw color. Delicate aromas of apple, beeswax, and green nectarine follow through on a soft entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with a tart lemon and herb accented finish. (tasted on May-13-2010)