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93 • Château Faire Le Pont 2007 "Tre Amore", Columbia Valley $38.99.
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of roasted peppers, spicy cherry butter, and flower bed earth with a supple dryish medium-to-full body and a chewy, praline, dried apple and peach, and nutskin finish. A excellent, nuanced table wine to pair with marinated pork loins and veal chops. (tasted on Oct-11-2010)
93 • Bonterra 2007 "The Butler", Mendocino County $34.99. Cellar Selection. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic-Demeter Certified
Violet black color. Aromas of blackberry pie, crayon, and spicy nut brittle with a soft, supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chocolate craisin, cedar, and dusty pear skin accented, chewy tannin finish. A stylish, judiciously oak table wine to pair with porterhouses. (tasted on Oct-18-2010)
91 • Bonterra 2006 "The McNab", Mendocino County $35.99. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic-Demeter Certified
Deep ruby black color. Dense aromas of chocolate drizzled figs, nuts, sassafras, and dried boysenberries with a supple medium-full body and a smooth blackberry, dusty earth and gentle spice finish with finely grated tannins. A stylish table wine; serve with veal chops. (tasted on Oct-18-2010)
90 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2008 Primitivo, Horse Heaven Hills $22.
Ruby black color. Mild aromas of clay, stewed raspberries, dried apple, cedar dust, and delicate pepper with a buoyant dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, tangy, seamless acai, watermelon, apple sauce, and earth finish. Very lively and tasty. (tasted on Oct-11-2010)
88 • Pend d'Oreille 2008 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Primitivo, Horse Heaven Hills $28.
Deep ruby color. Interesting aromas of strawberry bubble gum, watermelon candy, dried peaches, and sandalwood with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spicy pomegranate custard, peppery spice, and dusty earth finish. (tasted on Oct-11-2010)
88 • Bonterra NV Red Table Wine, Mendocino County $9.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic-Demeter Certified|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet color. Rich chocolate raspberry fondue, sour cherry gelato, dried banana, and toasty praline aromas with a round dryish medium body and a tangy, spicy nougat, apple, and melon rind finish. A refreshing table wine to serve with marinated pork loins. (tasted on Oct-18-2010)