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90 • Coda Rossa 2012 "Harmony", New Jersey $14. Best Buy.
Deep purple color. Bright aromas and flavors of grape jam and soda with a supple, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, mouthwatering lime sorbet accented finish. A bit simple, but very pure, vibrant, and zesty concord grape character. (tasted on Jan-16-2014)
89 • Château Élan 2012 "Autumn Blush", Georgia $12. Best Buy.
Silvery pink color. Aromas of grilled strawberries and cherries, honeycomb, and a hint of spiced pork rinds with a supple, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, citrus sorbet and apple sauce accented finish. Very tasty. (tasted on Dec-30-2013)
86 • Château Élan 2012 "Summer Wine", Georgia $12. Best Buy.
Golden color. Aromas of dried apricot, raisin chutney, and delicate pickling spices with a silky, sweet medium body and a tangy champagne grape, lilac, and green apple finish. A tasty, very quaffable dessert wine. (tasted on Dec-30-2013)
86 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards NV "Sweetheart Red", Grand Valley $12. Best Buy.
Bright garnet color. Aromas of cranberry relish, spicy pickled okra and beets with a supple, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy pomegranate and watermelon sorbet finish. A pleasant off-dry sipper or dessert wine. (tasted on Jan-20-2014)
85 • Château Élan 2012 "Duncan Creek", Georgia $12.
Golden silver color. Aromas of grilled apricots, Mexican herbs, and honeyed golden raisins with a soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy, spiced pear finish with powdery fruit tannins. A nice lighter dessert wine. (tasted on Dec-30-2013)
83 • Great Frogs NV "Lollipop Red", American $8.|Find-a-Wine|
Light ruby color. Slightly vegetal aromas of rhubarb jam, praline, sweet pickle, and cole slaw with a sweet, silky medium body and a honeyed dried cherry and nutskin accented finish. Try with cheeses. (tasted on Jan-16-2014)