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95 • Salt of the Earth 2011 Flore de Moscato, California $9.99. Best Buy.
Brilliant golden color. Bright aromas of honeyed dried peach, golden raisin, almond and suede with a silky fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a long, mouthwatering citrus and apricot jam finish. Great purity and vibrancy of fruit. (tasted on Sep-27-2012)
93 • Nederburg 2011 Special Late Harvest, Western Cape $11.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Deep golden color. Honey, maple and creme brulee on the attack lead to dried apricots, golden pineapple, grilled banana and mango on the nose. Palate is rich and broad with ripe, decadent fruit, sweet but well balanced with lemon curd and sweet Meyer lemon acidity, yuzu and caramel. Finish continues to unfold and develop with honeyed fruits and ginger spice. So much going on and such finesse despite it richness. WOW! (tasted on Sep-25-2012)
88 • Democracy Vineyards 2011 "Alabaster", Petit Manseng, Monticello $19/375 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of lipstick, roasted nuts, and dried fruits with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tart roasted lemon and green apple accented finish. A dry Chablis-like seafood wine. (tasted on Sep-27-2012)