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March 2018 - US Red & White Hybrids

March 2018 - US Red & White Hybrids
This month's Wine feature is US Red & White Hybrids Wines

US Red & White Hybrids Reviews

Augusta Winery 2015 Estate Bottled Chambourcin
93 points
Best Buy
Medium dusty garnet color. Fruity, herbal aromas of watermelon, spiced cherry compote, exquisite tobacco, black tea, and oregano and basil with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, involved, medium-length clove, dried orange peel, black pepper, and gingerbread finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. An elegantly balanced wine that is at once fruity and savory, rich and bright.
93 points Best Buy
Augusta Winery 2016 Estate Bottled Chardonel
91 points
Best Buy
Medium emerald straw color. Citrusy, creamy aromas and flavors of lemon cream pie, meringue, apple-mint, roasted pine nuts, and white peach with a velvety, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with nuances of cinnamon toast with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A friendly, fresh and fruity Chardonel that provides instant pleasure; a gem.
91 points Best Buy
Augusta Winery 2015 Estate Bottled Norton
91 points
Best Buy
Dusty black garnet color. Spicy, sweet aromas and flavors of chocolate dipped plum, allspice dram, blueberries, and cream with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long finish that exhibits shades of smoky cigar box, toasted nuts, cinnamon coffee cake, and dried mint with moderate oak flavor. A toasty, effortlessly drinkable red that will be a sleeper hit at any occasion.
91 points Best Buy
Narmada Winery 2014 Reflection Chambourcin
91 points
$25
Dark dusty ruby color. Inviting aromas of ripe plum, cinnamon smoke, genache, peony, artichoke leaves, and artisan cola with a velvety, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, subtle, medium-long leather, iced tea, spiced roasted cashews, hickory, and dried figs and dates finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A real knockout Chambourcin blend with excellent aging potential; this sophisticated, fruity number is a must try.
Black Willow Winery NV Trilogy White Reserve New York State
89 points
$16.95
Bright silvery straw color. Fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of dusty pear, starfruit, lemon curd, and almond with a round, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, snappy finish with no oak flavor. A light and precise wine with crowd-pleasing fruit.
89 points $16.95
Narmada Winery 2016 Dream Virginia
89 points
$22
Light white gold color. Aromas of key lime pie, hibiscus, lychee, peaches, and honey with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length slate, savory herbs, dried apricot, and lassi finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A serious take on aromatic hybrid varietals; racy acidity and gorgeous fruit and floral aromas abound in this exotic Alsace-esque white.
Black Willow Winery NV Trilogy Red New York State
86 points
$16.95
Dark deep purple color. Aromas of tobacco, dried concord grape, ash, and moist bay leaf with a satiny, tangy, dryish medium body and a sleek, brisk diced apple and pickled strawberry finish with soft tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An inky purple wine with an easy drinking style.
86 points $16.95
Black Willow Winery NV Off-Dry Bare Cat Blush Niagara County
85 points
$10.95
Bright pink coral color. Confected aromas and flavors of grape candies, watermelon taffy, candied cherries, and beeswax with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, breezy finish revealing shades of pickling spices with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A hugely fruity rose that screams summertime fun.
85 points $10.95
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