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Reviews for 2018

November 2018 - New Release Wine

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

New Release Wine Reviews

Trece Ranchos 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Smoky, complex aromas of dried cherry, smoked peach, smoky bacon, marinated mushrooms, ponzu, cherry blossom, vanilla, donut shop coffee, and lingonberry with a tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long black tea, tart pomegranate, mocha latte, and cinders finish with firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A grippy, smoky, densely complex Rutherford cabernet that will develop beautifully with time in the cellar or decanter.
92 points $16.99 Best Buy
Proverbial 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of fine leather, dried cassis, peony petals, and black licorice with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of black pepper, rosemary, and ground espresso with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich and concentrated Cabernet with firm tannins and cellar-worthy style.
90 points $19.99
Barefoot NV White Zinfandel California
84 points
Pink coral color. Fruity, confected aromas and flavors of fruit punch, raspberry granita, and blood orange syrup with a round, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish displaying shades of ripe nectarine and strawberry-rhubarb compote with no oak flavor. A juicy and sweet pink wine for outdoor fun; drinks like a rose sangria.
84 points $6.99
LaChance Vineyards 2014  Crimson Cabernet
84 points
Black garnet color. Peppery aromas of tomato vine, baked berries, black pepper, and red apple with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a medium-length spiced black tea, dark chocolate covered blueberries, roasted acorn squash with cinnamon, and green tomato finish with fine tannins. A finely textured, earthy red from Missouri; rich and spicy.