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93 • Pianetta 2010 Estate Bottled, "Bilancio", Monterey $36.
Garnet violet black color. Rich aromas of anise, boysenberry jam, cocoa, dried meat, and peppercorn with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, rich, tomato and vanilla kissed finish. A delicious, exotically flavorful red for all occasions. (tasted on Jun-24-2013)
93 • Pianetta 2010 "Tuscan Nights", Central Coast $36.
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of dried blueberries, olives, dark chocolate, chestnut brittle, and floral tea with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long chewy tannin finish with notes of orange and peach marmalades and spice. A richly flavorful and seamless red for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jun-24-2013)
90 • Monte De Oro 2009 Estate Grown, "Synergy 65", Temecula Valley $35. Cellar Selection.
Ruby black color. Rich dried berry, cocoa, tomato jelly, and peppery spice aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tangy sour cherry, blood orange, olive and earth nuanced finish. A big, flavorful red that commands attention. (tasted on Jun-24-2013)
88 • Pend d'Oreille 2010 "Bistro Rouge", Washington $14. Best Buy.
Rich berry pie, custard, black walnuts, and zesty herb aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, cherry, melon and mineral accented finish. Nicely structured. (tasted on Jun-24-2013)
84 • Yorkville 2011 Hi-Rollr Red, Mendocino County $18. Cellar Selection. Organically Grown Grapes
Garnet color. Aromas of mocha, toast, and cherry-berry sauce with a dryish medium body and a tart cranberry, apple core, and dusty road like tannin finish. Give this a little time. (tasted on Jun-24-2013)
83 • American Dream NV Réserve, Red Wine, California $10.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby color. Aromas of cherries, spice, sandalwood incense, and honey with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy chocolate craisin and plum skin finish. (tasted on Jul-15-2013)