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92 • Coda Rossa 2012 "Blue Moon Port", New Jersey $20. Best Buy.
Violet black color. Bold, layered aromas and flavors of spicy blueberry chutney, spumoni gelato, mint, and lilac with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a dried sour cherry, spiced prune, and rhubarb accented finish. Very exotic and intriguing flavors that will be great with cheeses or berry pie a la mode. (tasted on Jan-16-2014)
85 • Great Frogs 2012 "Full Sail", Maryland $18/375 ml.
Deep old gold color. Earthy floral aromas of prom corsage, elderflower, spiced yellow plums, and lychee with a soft, moderately sweet medium body and a long, oily, spiced nut finish. A relaxed dessert wine. (tasted on Dec-30-2013)
83 • Hummingbird Ridge NV "Valkyrie Goldbaender", American $39.95.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of fig, raisin, honeycomb, and pepper with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a bracingly tart green pear skin and Meyer lemon finish with clinging fruit tannins. Try in cocktails as a substitute for vermouth. (tasted on Dec-30-2013)
83 • Great Frogs 2012 Special Reserve, "City Dock", Maryland $45/500 ml.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby black color. Aromas of driftwood, fruit leather and pomegranate molasses with a very soft, mildly sweet light-to-medium body and a breezy, honeyed mushroom and earth finish. (tasted on Dec-30-2013)