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91 • Doña Lucía 2011 Gran Reserva, Carménère, Maule Valley $14.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Deep Garnet with Aromas of black cherries, currants, crushed blackberries, vanilla. allspice, and olive. Taught tannins are well integrated with toasty oak and dark fruits on the palate. Touch of mocha richness and black raspberries on the mid-palate follow through to the finish. Impressive. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)
91 • Tiziano 2009 Chianti Riserva DOCG $14.99. Best Buy.
Ruby with red brick rim. Aromas of nut brittle, dried cherry, olive, pepper, and clay with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and tangy, berry, spice and roasted nut nuanced with chewy tannins. Pure and classic Chianti flavor, balance and style. A great value that will be awesome with food. (tasted on Sep-03-2013)
91 • HandCraft 2012 Pinot Noir, California $12.99. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Vibrant aromas of coffee candy and chocolate cherries with a silky, fruity medium body and a rich, mocha, spice, and citrus accented finish. Very pure and fruity flavors with a great smooth texture. (tasted on Sep-13-2013)
91 • Pacific Redwood 2012 Organic, Syrah, Redwood Valley $12.99. Best Buy. Certified Organic|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet violet color. Bright aromas and flavors of honeyed raspberries, vanilla bean, and peppercorns with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, juicy exotic spice and sandalwood accented finish with chewy appetizing tannins. Very nice purity and balance of flavor. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)