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91 • Pend d'Oreille 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington $21. Cellar Selection.
Dark garnet color. Earthy aromas of leather, olive, chocolate, and dried cherries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a well rounded, earth, sandalwood incense, walnut and peppery spice driven finish. A delightful Old World styled table wine. (tasted on Jan-20-2014)
88 • D.H. Lescombes 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico $24.99.
Ruby black color. Aromas of chocolate cherries, chestnut brittle, and salt water taffy with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a dusty cedar, craisin, spiced nut, and earth accented. An interesting range of flavors. (tasted on Jan-20-2014)
87 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Valley $18.
Dark ruby garnet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of pickle relish, cranberry chutney, nougat, and sandalwood with a tangy, medium body and a supple nutskin and herbal green tomato accented finish. Fun and flavorful. Try with Latin beef dishes. (tasted on Jan-20-2014)
81 • Grove Winery 2011 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Haw River Valley $19.99. Sustainable Agriculture|Find-a-Wine|
Musty, earthy aromas suggest mossy driftwood, wax, mushrooms, stewed vegetables and berries, and clay with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy, cedar dust, leather, and currant jam finish. A rustic red to pair with boar and venison. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)