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92 • Anemoi 2011 "Notus", Grand Valley $49.95.
Deep garnet color. Elegant aromas of dried berries, mocha, toffee, and peppered bacon with a satiny dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a super smooth, vanilla, pomegranate, apple, roasted pecan finish. A delicious and elegant red for sipping or the table with filet mignon. (tasted on Jan-03-2013)
90 • Isaac Smith 2010 Red Reserve, New Jersey $24. Cellar Selection.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of waxy honeycomb and pomegranate gelato with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and nicely balanced orange spice cake, cedar, and earthy mineral accented finish with crisp, chewy tannins. A nice table wine. (tasted on Jan-14-2013)
90 • Dribble Creek NV "Moishe and the Mitzvahs", Arizona $17. Best Buy.
Aromas of raisins and plums, cocoa, and pepper bread with supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, spicy cassis, olive tapenade, dolmades, and mineral finish. A delicious and lively red that will be great with spicy meat dishes. (tasted on Jan-03-2013)
89 • Auburn Road 2010 "Classico", Outer Coastal Plain $19.99.
Pure ruby color. Aromas of tomato on the vine, honey cake, and cherry chutney with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart craisin, tobacco leaf, and grassy earth accented finish. A nice nuanced table wine. (tasted on Jan-14-2013)
88 • Auburn Road 2010 "Eidolon", Outer Coastal Plain $19.99.
Deep ruby color. Aromas of cherry tart, honey, and marinated tomato with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an apple tart, peppered nut, and pomegranate kissed finish with dusty tannins. A tasty and appetizing pinot for the table. (tasted on Jan-14-2013)
88 • Shenandoah 2010 "Rhapsody in Red", Shenandoah Valley $22.95.
Deep violet black. Aromas of mocha fudge, roasted nuts, and cranberries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, pomegranate, tomato, spice, and earth finish and powdery tannins. A nice zesty, table wine. (tasted on Jan-11-2013)
87 • Biltmore Estate NV "Century Red", American $15.99.
Violet color. Aromas of raspberry jam, cedar, and toffee with supple, fruity medium body and a pencil shaving, crunchy apple, and oak finish. A nice well oaked everyday sipper. (tasted on Jan-11-2013)
85 • Pleasant Valley NV House Red Wine, American $15.97.
Ruby color. Aromas of chocolate cherry, roasted nut, and beeswax with a fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, apple sauce and plum sauce finish. A nice easy going sipper. (tasted on Jan-03-2013)
84 • Pleasant Valley NV Muscadine Red, American $15.97.
Light ruby color. Very fruit concord grape jam and juice, chocolate, and campfire wood aromas with a soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy raisin and pomegranate juice finish. (tasted on Jan-03-2013)
83 • Auburn Road 2010 "Rustica", Outer Coastal Plain $14.99.
Aromas and flavors of pickled watermelon rind, gherkin, and mint with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy, herb and spice accented finish. Different. (tasted on Jan-14-2013)
82 • Sol Rouge 2009 "Gypsy Rouge", Lake County $28.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet brown gray color. Aromas of treated lumber, glue, and lingonberry with a dryish medium body and a mint leaf, cranberry and grape leaf dolmades finish. (tasted on Jan-11-2013)