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93 • Vina Robles 2009 "Red 4", Paso Robles $16. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Dee garnet black color. Aromas of dried berries mocha, and clay with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long tangy craisin, peppercorn, and grassy earth finish. Nicely styled for the table; serve with grilled flank steak. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
93 • Alexandria Nicole 2010 Destiny Ridge Vineyards, "Shepherd's Mark", Horse Heaven Hills $20. Best Buy.
Bright golden yellow color. Apricot butter, waxy honeycomb, and honeysuckle aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with a nicely upturned pepper, chalk and honeycrisp apple and pear skin finish. Tasty and lively. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
87 • Vina Robles 2007 "Syrée", Paso Robles $39.
Deep violet black color. Aromas of cherry and coffee gelatos with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a craisin, lemon pepper and cocoa powder accented finish with bulky tannins. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
86 • Calcareous Vineyards 2008 "Tres Violet", Paso Robles $38.
Deep garnet violet color. Jammy raspberry and toasty praline aromas with a soft dryish medium-to-full body and a rich baked apple, pomegranate, mocha, slate and cherry pit accented finish. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
84 • Calcareous Vineyards 2009 Viognier-Marsanne, Paso Robles $28.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden color. Toasty oak, roasted nuts, peach candy, and caramel apple aromas and flavors with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a toasty, spiced nut finish. A bit of an oak bomb. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)