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Reviews for 2018

May 2018 - New Release Wine

May 2018 - New Release Wine
This month's Wine feature is New Release Wines

New Release Wine Reviews

Bells & Whistles 2014  Limestone Coast
96 points
$35
Ruby black color. Spicy aromas and flavors of menthol-mint, cassia, black raspberry, gooseberry, aniseed, peppercorns, and eucalyptus with a slightly chewy, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, subtle, very long finish displaying accents of orris root, fresh thyme, limestone, and sea salt with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A knock-out herbal red that highlights the Limestone Coast’s impressive terroir.
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Cranberry Key
94 points
$20.98
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry sauce and juice with an racy, off-dry medium body and a refreshing, long finish. A remarkably pure and vibrant cranberry wine that will be great on it’s own or in cocktails.
94 points $20.98
Italics 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$95
Violet color. Rubbery, jammy, woody aromas and flavors of clove honey, strawberry preserves, black rubber, leather jacket and oak staves with a silky, crisp, dry full body and a polished, stimulating, medium-length finish with suggestions of raspberry jam, wood chips, hot chocolate mix, cremini mushroom, forest floor and birch bark with woody, barky tannins and light oak flavor. A true Napa Cabernet that will stand the test of time; decant.
Yarden 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$32.99
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of roasted nuts and berries, suede and wood, and baking chocolate with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, long finish that presents notes of berry tart, banana creme brulee, and delicate spiced nuts with fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. An elegant and stylish cabernet that has a lot to offer now and even more with patience.
93 points $32.99
Volatus 2015 Adelaida District Pinot Noir
93 points
$34
Dusty brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of marinated cherries, grilled beets, buttery caramelized nuts, and vanilla pod with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, distinctive, long finish conveying notes of spiced nuts and creme brulee with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A wonderfully savory and satisfying pinot noir with a great balance of fruit and oak.
Nativ 2015 Blu Onice Irpinia Aglianico DOC
93 points
$65
Clear black violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe banana with brown sugar, cassis liqueur, chocolate butterscotch chews with shaved coconut, creme de violet, and pomegranate with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, compelling, long finish with overtones of cantaloupe, fruit cake, vanilla-scented tobacco, and chocolate genache with pistachio paste with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A giant Aglianico with an Italian-American sensibility; try pairing with dessert!
La Playa 2016 Estate Series Red Blend, Certified Sustainable Colchagua Valley
92 points
$8
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of crispy bacon, smoked nuts, dried berries, and gherkin with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, elegant, long finish with notes of pencil shavings, berry tart, marinated beets and sweet potatoes, and minerals with fine tannins and light oak flavor. A superbly balanced,savory, and sophisticated Chilean red for all occasions.
92 points $8 Best Buy
Bootleg Hill Honey Meads 2017 Bad Ass Mead with Coffee
92 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Minutely hazy gold color. Roasted, interesting aromas and flavors of artisanal coffee, baking chocolate, honey roasted nuts, and hint of sweet gherkin with a supple, bright, off-dry medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish with shades of spiced baked apple, spiced nuts and yams, pumpkin spiced latte, and hint of chili powder finish. A rich and nicely balanced coffee-flavored mead with with complex flavors and a long finish.
92 points $15.99 Best Buy
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Key Lime Wine
92 points
$21.98
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime vinaigrette, almond cookie, and lime and coconut blossoms with an tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a compelling, long finish revealing accents of lime spritzed apple and melon and key lime pie with no oak flavor. A delicious and pure lime wine that tastes like a fine drinking vinegar.
92 points $21.98
Yarden 2016  Chardonnay
92 points
$22.99
Light gold color. Creamy aromas and flavors of toasted marshmallow, toasty banana danish with caramel, egg nog with nutmeg, and vanilla extract with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish imparting accents of apple and pear compote, cookie edges, and creme brulee with coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A toasty, creamy Chardonnay that will delight fans of the style.
92 points $22.99
Haustor 2016  Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
92 points
$35
Dark ruby garnet color. Spicy, inviting aromas of amarena cherry preserves, coriander seeds, oolong tea, musk, chocolate covered peanuts, and bergamot with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length ripe plums, peppercorn sauce, dried rose petals, and dill cornichons finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. An alluring old-school styled Valpolicella fit for excellent meals.
Nativ 2017  Greco di Tufo DOCG
92 points
$35
Clear silvery emerald straw color. Sweet, floral aromas of elderflower, mixed melon salad, whole apricot, and fresh parsley with a round, crisp, dryish full body and a graceful, delightful, medium-length wet stones, dried grasses, orange zest, and flint finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and true-to-form Greco di Tufo with gobs a minerality; a perfect match for branzino.
Bryter Estates 2013 Maritus Napa Valley
92 points
$80
Deep purple color. Floral, fruity aromas of dark chocolate powder, stewed black cherries, blackberry preserve, violets, violet sugar, and lilacs with a velvety, crisp, dry medium-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long blackberry tart, graham cracker, wilted violet, tree bark, cedar box, and licorice finish with dusty, woody tannins and light oak flavor. A robust yet elegant Bordeaux blend for a special occasion, lay it down for awhile if you can resist.
Avondale 2007 La Luna Red Blend Estate Paarl
91 points
$45
Garnet black color. Smoky, complex aromas of smoked plum, grilled meats, sundried heirloom tomatoes, and roasted beets with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length caramelized shitake mushrooms, mesquite, brandy soaked cherries, toasted almonds, and cocoa nibs finish with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A smoky, terroir-driven Bordeaux Varietal Blend to show off to your guests at your next barbecue.
Bryter Estates 2013 Amoroso California
91 points
$45
Violet color. Oaky, herbal aromas and flavors of shaved coconut, dark chocolate, dark cherry skins, dill and vanilla bean with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with shades of chocolate covered raspberries, Swiss mix, cedar, cigar box, and wet tobacco with fruit, chewy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A superlative Rioja-style wine from California, pair it with a savory roast entree and save a little for a chocolate-forward dessert
Haustor 2015  Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
91 points
$55
Dark brick red color. Aromas of cumin, chocolate covered raisins, diced cherries, alpine herbs, medjool dates, and dry earth with a satiny, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length lingonberry jam on toast, black licorice, green almond, and slate finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicate Amarone to pair with carpaccio or tartare.
Red Thread 2015  Howell Mountain
91 points
$65
Black violet color. Toasty aromas of charred vanilla bean, waxy chocolate, blistered blackberries, toasted croissant, incense, and bear claw pastry with a chewy, crisp, fruity full body and a warming, layered, medium-long pickled cassis with tarragon, polished wood, basil, and smoky pipe tobacco finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lively, fruity zinfandel led blend from Howell Mountain that sips well and will play nicely at the table or in the cellar.
Italics 2013 Sixteen Appellations Red Blend Napa Valley
91 points
$75
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas of blueberry compote, cedar, pine, and blistered berries on grilled brioche with hazelnut toffee with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, compelling, medium-long polished cedar, dried mint, ink, and pomegranate molasses finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A smooth, mysterious and sensuous Napa red that is a pleasure to drink.
Margaret 2017  Pinotage
90 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Indigo color. Fruity, roasted aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, dark roasted nuts, and warm crusty blackberry pie with a supple, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish conveying touches of blueberry pie a la mode, praline, spiced cherries, and lava stone with chewy, well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A rock solid Pinotage with bright fruit, delicate smoke, and a nice sense of place.
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Santa Isle 2016 Reserve Carmenere
90 points
$9.99
Dark dusty garnet color. Earthy aromas of stable floor, wild berries, dried figs and dates, eucalyptus, patchouli, and charred pastry with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length juicy mulberries, cola, rose water, licorice, pepper, and vanilla bean finish with medium, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A balanced and satisfying everyday red that will be well-received at the table.
90 points $9.99
Bootleg Hill Honey Meads 2017 321 Dry Traditional Mead
90 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright straw green color. Green, earthy aromas and flavors of pickled fruit, flower vase, green nettles and stems, and chocolate carrot muffin with a silky, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, intricate, long finish with shades of caramelized apples and pears, herb roasted almonds, spicy rum cake, and peppercorns finish. A complex, earthy mead with interesting range of vibrant flavors; will be a great cocktail ingredient as a substitute for white vermouth.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Blueberry Blue
90 points
$22.98
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry cobbler, berry jam on toast, and bit of perfume with an vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a delightful, long finish revealing shades of honeyed berries and sour cherries and praline with no oak flavor. A tasty, nicely balanced blueberry wine that wine be great with desserts.
90 points $22.98
Sassaroli 2015  Chianti Riserva DOCG
90 points
$30
Clear garnet color. Savory aromas and flavors of ripe tomato, fresh basil, cherry, sliced pickled beets, and dill with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with overtones of dark chocolate with sea salt, wet potting soil, and menthol with medium tannins and no oak flavor. An appealingly savory Chianti Riserva with a distinctly old-world personality for unique pairings.
Yarden 2016 Katzrin Chardonnay
90 points
$36.99
Golden yellow color. Aromas of grilled peaches, fresh croissant, butter poached pear, and toasted nuts with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length grilled pineapple and butterscotch pudding finish with heavy oak flavor. A Napa Style, oak-focused Chardonnay from Galilee with a pleasing dryness.
90 points $36.99
Nativ 2012 Rue 333 Aglianico
90 points
$65
Black ruby color. Aromas of latex, sandalwood, chocolate chunks, marinated strawberries, geranium, and cola with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, nuanced, long vanilla and cigar box finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. New-world wine drinkers will love this enormous, distinctive chocolate-covered strawberry of a wine with delightful floral nuance.
Galil Mountain 2016  Merlot
89 points
$17.99
Dark ruby black color. Elegant aromas and flavors of pickled berries and fruits, baking chocolate, butter roasted nuts, and leather-bound wood chair with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-long finish with accents of cedar graphite pencil, baked plums and beets, slate, and pepper. A dry savory merlot with an Old World flair that will shine at the table.
89 points $17.99
Proverbial 2014  Malbec
89 points
$17.99
Dusty dark violet color. Smoky aromas of scorched earth, sun dried tomato, grilled berries, and nutmeg cream with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length root beer and blueberry skin finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry and smoky malbec with lots of interesting pairing potential.
89 points $17.99
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria
89 points
$21.98
Pale silvery straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of pear blossom, honeydew, lime blossom, sweet aloe drink, asian pear, delicate almond sponge cake, and creme de violet with a satiny, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish. A floral and alluring fruit wine with elegant pairing possibilities.
89 points $21.98
Avondale 2015 Amina Estate Chenin Blanc
89 points
$27
Golden straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of golden apples, ripe kiwi, papaya pastry, bruleed lemon, and coconut-almond with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of candied macadamia, white flowers, and ground ginger with light oak flavor. A tropical and toasty Chenin Blanc with cheery spice.
La Playa 2017 Estate Series Dry Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$8
Best Buy
Pink color. Peppery aromas of diced jalapeño, pink peppercorn, marinated strawberries, and spice box with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, crisp grilled watermelon finish. A very table-friendly rose with savory nuances.
88 points $8 Best Buy
PKNT 2016 Reserve Carmenere
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant ruby black color. Smoky, earthy aromas of charred berries, fertile earth, smoked coriander, and toffee with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length toasted nuts and raspberry pastry finish with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. An earthy, smoky Carmenere that doesn’t skimp on fruit.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Don Rodolfo 2017 DR Art of the Andes Pinot Noir
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Roasted aromas and flavors of roasted cherries and nuts, toffee, hint of charcoal, and leaves with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits touches of craisins and blood oranges, marinated beets, and delicate spiced nuts with soft tannins and light oak flavor. A very tasty and savory pinot noir that will be versatile.
88 points $12 Best Buy
William Heritage NV Jersey Strong Dry Red Blend American
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cashew toffee bar, cranberry scone with chocolate chunks, dried fig, and crystallized flower petals with a round, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with notes of grilled orange peel and smoky cedar plank with light oak flavor. An old-world style, refreshing red for the table.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
1758 2015  Chianti Riserva DOCG
88 points
$30
Clear dark ruby color. Earthy aromas and flavors of shredded beet and rhubarb salad, dill, charcoal, tomate de arbol, star anise, and mixed peppercorns with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium body and a tingling, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of marinara and toast with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory, earthy Chianti with shining acidity to stand up to robust, hearty meals.
Svetoni 2015  Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
88 points
$45
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas of spicy cherry chutney, pickled mustard seed, dried blackberries, and fallen flower petals with a satiny, lively, dryish medium body and a warming, medium-length watermelon, spiced beets, pomegranate molasses, dried leaves, and pumpkin seeds finish with leafy tannins and light oak flavor. A savory Vino Nobile di Montepulciano with a wide range of pairing possibilities
Trestoria 2017 Rosé California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of berries drizzled in balsamic, nougat, pink pepper on melon rind, and dried herbs with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length finish displaying accents of white strawberry, tangerine spritzed melon, and almond skin with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice snappy rose that will be very versatile and crowd pleasing.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Margaret 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of smoked ham, chocolate nuts, baked berries, and graphite with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an engaging, medium-long finish with notes of honeyed spiced cranberries, smoked wood and peppercorns, and pencil with light oak flavor. A nice delicately smoky and fruity cabernet.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Margaret 2016  Merlot
87 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Brick red color. Smoky aromas and flavors of smoked pork, grilled fruits, and hint of tar with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish that shows notes of dried berries and figs and caramelized and smoked nuts with soft, chewy tannins and no oak flavor. A fun, smoky, fruity, and savory red that will be great with ’cue.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Don Rodolfo 2017 DR Art of the Andes Malbec
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Garnet color. Smoky, savory aromas and flavors of olives and okra tapenade, dark roasted nuts, charcoal, and pomegranate with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, medium finish imparting shades of pickled beets and grilled apples, minerals, nutskin, and cedar with fine, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A nice combination of fruit, savory smoky notes and minerality make this a good choice for the table.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Gilgal 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$19.99
Pale straw color. Interesting aromas of exotic woods, basil wrapped cantaloupe, red grapefruit, and starfruit with a supple, dryish light body and a polished, breezy ripe pear and jicama finish. This is a layered and decidedly Mediterranean sauv blanc, with a generous palate and hints of savory herbs and a slightly salty note that makes you want to drink more.
87 points $19.99
Fat Baron 2016  Shiraz
87 points
$20
Black violet color. Sweet aromas and flavors of white chocolate bon bon, vanilla fondant, raspberry jam, and chocolate cake with a velvety, vibrant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length finish manifesting notes of honeycomb and clay with medium, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sweet vanilla-kissed wine that will pair well with blue cheeses and game.
Fresno Grizzlies NV Home Run Red California
87 points
$20
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of berries in a basket, dark chocolate cherries, dried fruit, and bit of wax with a bright, fruity medium body and a buoyant finish evoking overtones of raspberry jam on toast, wood smoke, and dark roasted nuts with crunchy, fine tannins. A nice fruity, easy drinking red blend for everyday enjoyment.
Fado 2016 Reserva dAmizade Lisboa
87 points
$25
Violet color. Sweet aromas of sweet red and black licorice, blackberry-vanilla gelato, grapeseed oil, and sugared plums with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, breezy creme Anglaise, French toast, pencil shavings, and sweet tea finish with medium tannins and heavy oak flavor. An easy-drinking Portuguese red in a new-world style that offers kisses of pleasing sweetness.
LaChance Vineyards 2015 Class Act Norton
87 points
$27
Violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of huckleberry jam, charcoal briquettes, deep woods, and concord grape with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, breezy finish that presents nuances of graphite, nutskins, and baking spices with moderate oak flavor. A jammy, woodsy Norton that will be right at home next to barbecue pork.
Nativ 2017  Fiano di Avellino DOCG
87 points
$30
Clear straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of lemon curd, peach preserves, oregano, cantaloupe, mandarin orange, and apple relish with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy finish manifesting touches of white strawberry and underripe apricot with no oak flavor. A food-friendly white for first-course fare.
LaChance Vineyards NV La Trop Dessert Wine Ozark Mountain
87 points
$49
Black garnet color. Baked aromas and flavors of rum raisin, grilled fruit cake, chocolate croissant, and dried figs and dates with a supple, shy, very sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length finish displaying notes of brown sugar, pencil eraser, peach pastry, and tomato leaf with moderate oak flavor. A very sweet dessert wine that should pair nicely with chocolate or salty nuts.
Denada 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$7.99
Black ruby color. Aromas of pickled melon rind, pomegranate chutney, eucalyptus, and dill with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length pomegranate husk, iris, south Asian spices, and coconut milk finish with papery tannins and light oak flavor. Intense red fruit and herbal aromas will entice Australian wine drinkers to this Chilean Cab.
86 points $7.99
Margaret 2017  Shiraz
86 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry cobbler, charred meats, musk, potpourri, and pepper jelly with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length finish with impressions of menthol, dark chocolate, and anise with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fun and pairable chewy wine with a wild side.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Tinga 2017 Rio Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Vegetal aromas of roasted poblano pepper, hint cat box, and asparagus tips with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, relaxed white grapefruit, white pepper, and juicy pear finish with no oak flavor. A bright and juicy Chilean Sauvignon Blanc with big herbaceous notes.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Ravage 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Dark deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, stewed prunes, burning racquetball, cherry tobacco, balloon rubber, and latex gloves with a round, bright, dryish full body and a seamless, snappy finish with accents of prunes, dried fig, medjool dates, applewood smoke, and dark chocolate genache with soft, fruit tannins and light oak flavor. A dark and brooding California red with plenty of smoke and spice.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2017  Chardonnay
85 points
$7
Yellow straw color. Citrusy aromas of lemon custard, struck match, peach blossom, and lime zest with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk minerals and wildflowers finish. A soft and mellow chardonnay with a springtime sensibility.
Tom Gore Vineyards 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$15
Medium violet color. Aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, blackberry preserve, cherry wood shavings, earl grey, spicy tomato chutney, and clove cigarettes with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, fast blueberry preserves, plum, raspberry hand pie, cacao nibs, and espresso finish with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A table-ready wine for weeknight steak.
Agajanian Vineyards 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$25
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of blue raspberry, concord grape, tomato vine, steamed bell pepper, and cooked green beans with a soft, crisp, dryish medium body and a tingling, rapid finish evoking notes of horse blanket and straw mat with a suggestion of oak flavor. A funky and vegetal Cab for weekday dinners with mixed company.
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Sparkling Pineapple Fruit Wine
84 points
$29.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple slices and hint of pencil eraser with an bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish displaying nuances of pineapples and green apples in vanilla yogurt. A creamy pineapple sparkling wine for cheeses.
84 points $29.99
Avondale 2009 Samsara Estate Syrah
84 points
$42
Dark garnet color. Aromas of prunes, charcoal briquettes, graphite, and pencil shavings with a lightly tannic, crisp, dryish medium body and a sleek, breezy cherry wood, pot pie, brown butter fried tarragon, and cigar paper finish with papery tannins and moderate oak flavor. A food-friendly syrah with ample minerality; drink now.
Highway 12 2017 Rosé Pinot Noir
83 points
$19.50
Clear salmon orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of green strawberries and cherry skins with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, fleeting finish revealing notes of white strawberry, underripe cherries and pomegranate pips with no oak flavor. A food-friendly rose for the table.
83 points $19.50
Grande River Vineyards 2016  Chardonnay
82 points
$15.99
Golden straw color. Aromas of grilled apple, smoked clove, cream of wheat, and polished wood with a satiny, shrill, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, snappy caramel, minerals, hint of hairspray, and leaves and stems finish with light oak flavor. A zesty quaffer.
82 points $15.99
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