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94 • Daniel Gehrs 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast $20. Best Buy.
Rich marinated pepper and olive, dried currant, and leather aromas with a rich, satiny medium-full body and long, spicy cocoa accented finish. A great cabernet at any price, and at $20 it's a steal. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
94 • Daniel Gehrs 2007 Syrah, Central Coast $20. Best Buy.
Chocolate covered coffee bean and nut and blueberry pie aromas with a rich, supple fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a vanilla kissed finish. A fantastic table wine, delicious. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
93 • Rietvallei 2008 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson $16. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Lush mocha, marinated olive, grilled pepper, pipe tobacco, and spicy cherry bon bon aromas with a smooth silky fruity medium-to-full body and a generous, smoked nut, baked apple, and cedar finish with fine tannins. A delicious, vibrant, and graceful cab. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)
93 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2008 Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills $18. Best Buy.
Violet color. Boysenberry and slate aromas with a rich, tangy medium-full body and a long, fine tannin finish. A sumptuous sipper or table wine to pair with spicy flank steaks. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
92 • Ozzie Ba Ru 2003 Shiraz, Hunter Valley $17.95. Best Buy. Certified Organic
Deep ruby black color with a fading rim. Complex aromas of baked cherries, olive tapenade, boysenberry butter, pine cone, and smoky cedar. Very supple with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body. Tangy and tart on the finish with baked apple custard and forest floor notes. A very stylish and mature, Old World styled shiraz for the table; pair with roasted lamb. (tasted on Sep-09-2010)
92 • Beyerskloof 2007 "Synergy", Stellenbosch $17.99. Best Buy.
Earth aromas of dried cherry and tomatoes, roasted herbs and nuts, black currants and cocoa with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth toffee, cranberry and roasted pepper finish. Elegant in an Old World style; serve with boar. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)
91 • Tinhorn Creek 2008 Merlot, Okanagan Valley $17.99. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Honeycomb, buttery roasted nut, boysenberry, and minty spice aromas with a dryish medium-to-full body and a complex menthol tobacco accented finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
91 • Jason-Stephens Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Clara Valley $18. Best Buy.
Rich olive and pepper tapenade, dried currant, and artisanal chocolate aromas with a juicy, fruit-driven medium-full body and a long, dusty spiced nut finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
91 • Clos du Bois 2007 Zinfandel, North Coast $17. Best Buy.
Violet color. Fresh raspberry pie a la mode with a juicy, fruity medium-full body and a long, craisin and chocolate mousse finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
91 • Fiddletown Cellars 2008 "Old Vine", Zinfandel, Fiddletown $18. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Craisin and cocoa aromas with a satiny, fruity medium-full body and a pure dried cherry finish. A lush lively zin. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)