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93 • Magistrate 2010 "Restitution" Red Wine Blend, Napa Valley $19.99. Best Buy.
Dense aromas of lit candle, red clay, peppercorn, olives, and grilled mulberries with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a savory pomegranate-rhubarb chutney and smoky nutty, earth finish and fine tannins. A very stately Old World styled table wine that will excel with Italian beef dishes. (tasted on Jun-17-2013)
93 • Storyteller 2011 Red Blend, Sonoma County $24.99.
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of crusty berry pie, floral honeycomb, and creamy nougat with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, mocha, dried cherry and spice accented finish. Flavorful, smooth and well-crafted. (tasted on Jun-17-2013)
92 • Lorenzi Estate 2009 "Red Fusion", Temecula Valley $55.
Opaque ruby black color. Aromas of chocolate mint, craisin, herbs and peppery spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, dried cherry, praline and vanilla cream accented finish with chewy tannins. A powerful and engaging blend. (tasted on Jun-10-2013)
91 • Morais 2012 Touriga National, Virginia $20. Cellar Selection.
Bright, complex aromas of sandalwood incense, perfume, honeycomb, gherkin, and roasted berries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, savory toasted raisin nut bread and leafy earth finish. A fun, flavorful, somewhat rustic red that will pair well with spicy game and boar dishes. (tasted on Jun-17-2013)
90 • Maldonado Vineyards 2009 Proprietary Red Blend, Napa Valley $38. Cellar Selection.
Dark garnet black color. Aromas of berries and delicate pickling spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, craisin and nut brittle finish with firm tannins. Give this some time. (tasted on Jun-17-2013)
90 • Lorenzi Estate 2009 Reserve, Heritage Red, Temecula Valley $48.
Ruby black color. Bright jammy aromas honeyed dried berries, chocolate, and spice with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy, craisin and nut toast accented finish. A rich zinfandel claret like wine. (tasted on Jun-17-2013)
87 • Nitty Gritty 2011 Red Blend, Napa Valley $29.99.
Ruby color. Aromas of cherry vanilla bark, blueberry basket, and spicy nougat with a silk, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy berry, roasted nut, and creme brulee finish. Tasty. (tasted on Jun-17-2013)
84 • Road i NV Red, California $10.|Find-a-Wine|
Dark ruby color. Aromas of cherry cookie, blossoms and pickled okra with a supple, dryish medium body and a savory cocoa and salted plum finish. (tasted on Jun-17-2013)