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92 • Mount Pleasant NV Merlot, Augusta, Missouri $35.
Deep ruby black color. Baked berry, licorice, coconut cream, and delicate eucalyptus aromas follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with very good depth, structure, and vibrant acidity. Finishes with dried fruit, wood spice and tannin accents. An impressive offering reminiscent of a high end, Australian Shiraz. Pair with lamb. (tasted on May-17-2010)
91 • Mount Pleasant 2007 Norton, Augusta, Missouri $35. Cellar Selection.
Deep violet color. Dense floral aromas of boysenberries and cherries, strawberry jam, and coconut creme brulee follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with great purity on fruit and intensity. Finishes with a long, spicy and savory rhubarb and tomato melange. A delicious and table friend wine that will go great with veal or lamb chops. (tasted on May-17-2010)
91 • Mount Pleasant 2009 Vignoles, Augusta, Missouri $20.
Pale golden silver color. Bright caramel nut apple, cream soda, banana cake, and peach jam aromas follow through on a rich, supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with excellent depth, zestiness, and balance. Finishes with a long, tangy citrus marmalade and mineral wave. Very crowd and table friendly. (tasted on May-13-2010)
90 • Mount Pleasant NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Augusta, Missouri $35. Cellar Selection.
Aromas of toasted coconut, berry creme brulee, dried currant, and sweet spices follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with very good depth of fruit and structure. Finishes with nice hints of savory herb and tomato with chewy, gripping tannins. Serve with prime rib. (tasted on May-17-2010)
89 • Mount Pleasant 2009 "Villagio", Augusta, Missouri $20.
Aromas of dried flowers, lanolin lotion, and baked yellow apples and peaches follow through on a supple entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with good depth and soft smooth texture. Finishes with a touch of lemon spritzed apple and nougat. Nice character in a soft, elegant style. (tasted on May-13-2010)
88 • Mount Pleasant NV Norton, Augusta, Missouri $10. Best Buy.
Creamy mocha, dried cherries, and buttery cashew brittle aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with great depth and hints of toasted coconut, baked apple, and spice on the generous finish. A flavorful sipper or table wine; pair with deep dish pizza. (tasted on May-17-2010)
87 • Mount Pleasant NV Tawny Port Library Volume XIII, Augusta, Missouri $30/375 ml.
Lustrous deep amber orange color. Aromas of orange flan, mashed raisins, salty almonds, and peach pastry follow through on a silky entry to fruity sweet medium body with bourbon barrel vanilla notes and yeasty dough and whole nut accents on the finish. (tasted on May-17-2010)
84 • Mount Pleasant NV Claret, Augusta, Missouri $10.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet with a violet rim. Aromas of cacao shells and blueberry tart follow through on a spry entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with very good depth and intensity of fruit. Finishes with crisp, drying spiced apple and wood tannin fade. (tasted on May-17-2010)