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Reviews for 2023

June 2023 - Cans: FMB 1

June 2023 - Cans: FMB 1
This month's Beer feature is Cans: FMB 1

Cans: FMB 1 Reviews

Monte De Oro 2018 Synergy 65 Owners Red Blend Temecula Valley
93 points
A lovely wine for food pairings that is both savory and herbal with nice interplay of red and black fruits with the barrel characteristics.
Hope Tree NV Red Blend California
91 points
Best Buy
A ripe, juicy New World blend; this will be a hit at home or could do yeoman's work as a restaurant BTG option.
91 points $5 Best Buy
Sobon Estate 2021 Rocky Top Zinfandel
91 points
An interesting Zinfandel-dominant blend that could be an everyday drinker but has enough depth, complexity, and structure to change and possibly improve with cellar time.
Rodney Strong Vineyards 2021 Red Blend Sonoma County
91 points
This is a complex, elegant red blend that will appeal to both novice and expert wine lovers alike; loads of dark, concentrated fruit flavors.
Shenandoah Vineyards 2020  Zinfandel
91 points
Complex, layered, and interesting in a way that keeps you coming back for another sniff and another sip.
Monte De Oro 2017 Vigna Vicini Vista Del Monte Vineyard Reserve Red Blend Temecula Valley
91 points
Like happily enjoying a slice of mixed berry pie while basking in the LA sun in the front seat of your new Cadillac Escalade.
Jacob Franklin 2020 Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel
90 points
Shows the depth and complexity of Zinfandel with red, blue, and black fruits layered with a bit of green and savory tones and baking spices.
Jacob Franklin 2019 Naggiar Vineyard Barbera
88 points
Exactly what it is supposed to be; a fruit forward, damn good table wine to drink now.
White Pine 2021 Reserve Teroldego
88 points
A solid red table wine and particularly impressive for an Italian varietal in Michigan.
Bianchi 2021 Signature Selection Zinfandel
88 points
A spot on Zinfandel doing all the proper Zinfandel things.
Theopolis Vineyards 2021 Theo-Patras Cuvée Cerise Red Blend California
86 points
Juicy and ripe black fruit and all around pleasurable.
Phipps Family Cellars 2021 Sonoma County Ranches Zinfandel
86 points
A nice example of Zinfandel that is best consumed now.
Cooper & Thief 2021 CellarMasters Select Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend California
85 points
This is a sweet but powerful red wine with lots of personality.
Monte De Oro 2018 Vineyard Estate Grown Tempranillo
85 points
A Tempranillo that shows a good amount of complexity; a great choice for drinkers that enjoy older wines exhibiting secondary and tertiary flavor compounds.