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92 • Barboursville 2007 "Octagon" Red, Virginia $40.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of mulberries, roasted tomatoes, forest floor, and caramelized nuts with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a lively, refined, mineral and nutskin finish. A spot on Old World styled claret that will shine with porterhouse steaks or elk chops. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)
91 • Potomac Point Winery 2008 Richland Reserve, "Heritage", Virginia $27.
Complex aromas of chocolate mint, praline, eucalyptus, sandalwood, limestone, and currant with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, tomato skin, brown apple, olive and earth accented finish. A very stylish and well crafted red that will perform well at the table. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)
85 • Unionville Vineyards 2008 Artisan Series, "The Big 'O'" Red Montage, New Jersey $25.95.
Ruby color with brown brick rim. Aromas of olive skin, clay, pomegranate jelly and cocoa dusted nuts with a brisk, bone dry light-to-medium body and grilled fruit, wintermint, and cottony tannin finish. An interesting dry table wine. (tasted on Jan-17-2011)
83 • Plagido's Winery NV Estate Bottled, Cabernet-Merlot Blend, Outer Coastal Plain $14.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright cherry tootsie roll, herbal sauerkraut, and tomato-peppery jelly aromas with a silky dryish light-to-medium body and a green starfruit, smoky cedar, and parchment accented finish with firm tannins. (tasted on Jan-17-2011)