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February 2019 - US Rhone Varietal

February 2019 - US Rhone Varietal
This month's Wine feature is US Rhone Varietal Wines

US Rhone Varietal Reviews

Monte De Oro 2013 Vista Del Monte Vineyard Estate Grown Reserve Syrah
94 points
A creamy, spicy and overall decadent syrah with great length and depth.
Bogle 2016 50th Anniversary Reserve Petite Sirah
93 points
Vibrant, succulent fruit marries with stately oak in this well-structured, highly pairable Clarksburg Petite Sirah with bright and intriguing herbal notes; drink through 2028.
Falkner 2015  Syrah
93 points
A savory Syrah with light flavors for a similar food pairing.
93 points $49.95
Waving Tree NV Columbus Landing Red Blend Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre
93 points
A ready to drink, complex Rhone blend with intricate layers of toast, fruit, and florals.
Monte De Oro 2014 Vista Del Monte Vineyard Estate Grown Reserve Syrah
93 points
A rich and fruity, zin-like syrah to relish and savor.
Pebble 2016  Viognier
92 points
Best Buy
A tea-like viognier with exotic appeal; pair with rich meals or cellar.
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Cline 2017 Estate Grown Viognier
92 points
Best Buy
A juicy Viognier with vibrant, spicy character; well suited to island cuisine.
92 points $18 Best Buy
City Winery 2016 Au Naturel Syrah
92 points
A big and meaty Syrah with ample fruit and tannins.
Curvare 2014  Grenache
92 points
A robust, flavorful grenache with a chewy texture and warming finish.
Cloak & Dagger 2016 The Conspirator Syrah
92 points
A complex and integrate Paso Robles Syrah with old world and new world flavors competing for your attention.
Gordon Estate 2016 Hands-on Estate Grown Petite Sirah
92 points
This is most definitely Colombia Valley's Petite Sirah; fresh mountain fruit, delicate herbs, and juicy appeal.
92 points $59.99
Cline 2015 Big Break Vineyard Grenache
92 points
A super exotic grenache with bushel loads of herbal character and an Aussie swagger.
Italics 2017  Viognier
91 points
A distinctive, full-bodied viognier with table-friendly oak tannins and perfumed aromas.
Monte De Oro 2015 Cuvée de Oro Estate Grown Red Blend Temecula Valley
91 points
A yummy, fruit-forward Rhone blend; a beautiful expression that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Le Mistral 2017 Josephs Blend Single Vineyard Monterey County
91 points
A juicy California Rhone blend for a weekday gathering.
Wildwood Oak Winery 2015 Abba Mokelumne River Syrah
91 points
A firm and stately syrah with a elegantly peppery finish and aging potential.
Falkner 2017  Viognier
90 points
Floral high notes lead to a toasty, grippy center; drink this Temecula Viognier with duck.
90 points $29.95
Monte De Oro 2015  Syrah
90 points
A rich, yet elegant syrah with nice varietal character and a warming finish.
Gordon Estate 2015 Estate Grown Syrah
89 points
A juicy Washington Syrah abounding with purple flavors.
89 points $20.99
San Simeon 2017 Stefano Vineyard Viognier
89 points
A tasty and straightforward viognier pleaser.
San Simeon 2014 Estate Reserve Syrah
89 points
A delicious and fruity syrah that will be a hit at the table.
City Winery 2016 Downtown Local Alder Springs Vineyard Roussanne
89 points
A mouth-pleasing California Roussanne for the Rhone lover.
Tria 2017  Syrah
88 points
A rich and fruity syrah that will be a real crowd pleaser.
88 points $24.99
Monte De Oro 2015 Monte De Oro Vineyard Petite Sirah
88 points
A bold grippy Petite Sirah for rich meals; try cellaring.
Waving Tree 2012 Estate Petite Sirah
88 points
A savory Washington Petite Sirah with exotic flavor throughout.
Le Mistral 2017 Single Vineyard Grenache
87 points
A tangy, woody grenache for the table.
Reynard Florence Vineyard 2017  Grenache
86 points
A homespun grenache with mouthwatering fruits
Le Mistral 2017 Single Vineyard Viognier
85 points
A full-bodied white for pairing.