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90 • Tomasello NV Cherry Forté, New Jersey $18/500 ml.
Bright ruby color. Bright cherry compote and orange blossom honey aromas have delicate marzipan and anise cookie notes underneath and follow through on a round, supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with excellent length and depth. Finishes with a long, zesty tangerine zest and cherry sauce fade. Delicious and a great choice for artisan cocktails. (tasted on Jun-08-2009)
87 • Tomasello NV Red Raspberry Forté, New Jersey $18/375 ml.
Deep garnet with a orange cast. Vibrant aromas of baked raspberries and brown butter follow through on a round, satiny entry to a fry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with nice dimension and length. Finishes with a dried flower, tart slightly bitter, berry and citrus peel sorbet-like fade. A pleasant digestif or try as a substitute for Campari in cocktails like Negronis. (tasted on Jun-08-2009)
86 • Tomasello NV Blueberry Forté, New Jersey $18/375 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright light ruby color. Floral aromas of blueberry compote and sorbet have a light menthol-like medicinal edge and follow through on a spry entry to a tangy fruity-yet-dry medium body with cranberry sauce and delicate spice notes. Finishes with a tart, zesty fade. Refreshing and fun; try in cosmos as a substitute for cranberry juice. (tasted on Jun-08-2009)