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90 • Winery Citluk 2007 Vranac, Mostar Region $9.95. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Bright aromas of sweet raspberry jam and cherry custard follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dryish medium body with angel food cake notes and a tangy, dried sour cherry, cedar, and earth fade. A very nicely styled food wine; pair with meat and pasta dishes. (tasted on Mar-26-2009)
85 • Winery Citluk 2007 Romanca, Mostar Region $5.95. Best Buy.
Garnet color with a violet cast. Aromas of strawberries in simple syrup on pound cake follow through on a soft, silky entry to a fruity, almost off-dry light-to-medium body with praline and cherry pit notes on the breezy finish. An attractive, off-dry sipper. Pair with spicy jambalaya. (tasted on Mar-26-2009)
84 • Monastery Tvrdos 2006 Vranac Dry Red Wine, Herzegovina Region $19.99.
Deep violet color. Aromas of lingonberries, pork rind, and spicy cherry chutney follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with fig paste and almond notes. Finishes with a crisp, powdery tannin fade. Pistachio crusted lamb. (tasted on Mar-26-2009)
84 • Winery Citluk 2007 Blatina, Mostar Region $9.95.|Find-a-Wine|
Dark ruby color. Aromas of sloe berries and blues with a hint of tobacco and spice follow through on a brisk entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with chalk and wet cedar notes on the zippy finish. (tasted on Mar-26-2009)