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February 2019 - Australia

February 2019 - Australia
This month's Wine feature is Australian Wines

Australia Reviews

Monterra 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$25
A warm and spicy cabernet with a Bordeaux-like presence; will be a delight with grilled meats and celebrations.
Monterra 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$40
A delicious, well-structured Cabernet with heaps of spice; drink now or cellar.
Colab & Bloom 2017  Shiraz
93 points
$25
A zesty, complex shiraz for decadent meals.
Elysian Springs 2018 Pennies From Heaven Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$27.50
An outgoing Sauvignon Blanc with big personality; exuberantly fruity.
93 points $27.50
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews Riesling
93 points
$35
This mouthwatering riesling will continue to add to its array of complex aromas as it ages; lively and fresh.
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dawn Patrol Pinot Noir
93 points
$35
A complex and herbal pinot noir with enticing strokes of flavor nuances in a balanced approachable frame.
Farmilo 2016  Shiraz
93 points
$50
A mouthwatering Shiraz with big character for indulgent meals.
Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Z Force Shiraz
93 points
$55
An intensely perfumed and complex Shiraz that will delight your guest's palates.
Maverick 2017 Twins Barrel Select Barossa Valley
92 points
$22.99
A concentrated, vivid red blend with alluring aromas and flavors.
92 points $22.99
Taylor Made 2017  Malbec
92 points
$25
A delicious and inviting malbec that entices with every sip.
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Reserve Parcel Shiraz
92 points
$25
A vivacious, spicy, herbal shiraz with plenty of wow factor.
Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews Shiraz
92 points
$80
Racy, mouthwatering acidity keeps one heading back for another sip of this graceful Clare Valley Shiraz.
Wakefield/Taylors 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$20.99
A spicy, lively Aussie Cabernet with a silky mouthfeel.
91 points $20.99
Wakefield/Taylors 2017  Merlot
91 points
$20.99
An exotically herbal, fantastically balanced merlot that is at once approachable and serious.
91 points $20.99
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris Pinot Grigio
91 points
$22
A heady pinot grigio that delivers heaps of exotic flavor.
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Jaraman Shiraz
91 points
$30
A craveable Clare Valley red; balanced, juicy, with savory herbaceous edge.
Maverick 2015 Trial Hill Riesling
90 points
$22.99
A summertime riesling that bathes the palate in fruit, sunlight, and wild florals.
90 points $22.99
Monterra 2017  Shiraz
90 points
$25
A juicy, silky, crowd-pleasing shiraz that doesn't skimp on fruit.
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Blackberry Patch Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$27.50
A crunchy, spicy cabernet pleaser.
90 points $27.50
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Canto Red Blend Sangiovese-Lagrein
90 points
$27.50
A lively Italian varietal blend bursting with blue fruit, racy acidity, and charming minerality; drink now or cellar.
90 points $27.50
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews Chardonnay
90 points
$35
A bright and cheerful wine; a great warm-weather chardonnay.
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dusk til Dawn Chardonnay
90 points
$35
A bright and zesty chardonnay.
Cordelia 2014  Shiraz
90 points
$50
A drink-it-now Shiraz with piles of complexities.
Cordelia 2016  Shiraz
90 points
$50
A big and bold Shiraz with a creamy center.
Wakefield/Taylors 2017  Shiraz
89 points
$20.99
Classic Australian Shiraz flavors reign in this vibrant go-to.
89 points $20.99
Maverick 2017 Twins Grenache-Shiraz-Mourverdre
89 points
$22.99
A very Aussie GSM with ripe juicy berry flavors.
89 points $22.99
Marley Farm 2018  Pinot Gris
89 points
$25
An aromatic and cheerful pinot gris that will be a well-received aperitif.
Elysian Springs 2018 Silent Waters Pinot Noir
89 points
$27.50
A fruit-forward Pinot laden with Australian herbal charm.
89 points $27.50
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Violet Beauregard Malbec
89 points
$27.50
A tangy malbec with a savory, slightly medicinal twist.
89 points $27.50
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Hills Are Alive Shiraz
89 points
$35
An herbaceous and animated shiraz that offers a stimulating lamb pairing.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$22
A tasty sauvignon sipper for fans of pinot grigio.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade Vermentino
88 points
$22
A mouthwatering Vermentino for the Sauv Blanc lover looking to expand their horizons.
Marley Farm 2018  Pinot Noir
88 points
$25
Perk up pork with this craveable Pinot Noir that delights the senses.
Monterra 2017  Pinot Noir
88 points
$25
A juicy Pinot Noir with Australian flare.
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Chocolate Factory Shiraz
88 points
$27.50
A peppery, juicy Shiraz that will be a great companion to a variety of steaks and get-togethers.
88 points $27.50
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol Grenache
88 points
$27.50
A juicy grenache with a nice pop of fruity-floral flavor.
88 points $27.50
Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$80
An herbal and spicy Cabernet with a nice sense of place.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé Fleurieu Peninsula
87 points
$22
A juicy and simply appealing rose.
Monterra 2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$25
A polite Sauvignon Blanc for everyday enjoyment.
Monterra 2016 Reserve Shiraz
87 points
$40
An inky shiraz with lots of smoky oak.
Monterra 2018 Rosé Sangiovese
86 points
$25
A interesting, slightly demure rose for anytime sipping.
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lake Doctor Shiraz
86 points
$27.50
A dry and table-friendly Shiraz that will pair well with grilled meats.
86 points $27.50
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz
86 points
$35
A peppery Shiraz with a super-pairable earthy character.
St. Andrews 2018  Riesling
85 points
$35
A crisp and zingy riesling to awaken the palate.
Elysian Springs 2018 Apple Cart Rosé Pinot Noir
84 points
$27.50
A crushable rose for the patio.
84 points $27.50
Never Have I Ever 2017  Pinot Noir
83 points
$16.99
A zippy pinot sipper for carefree enjoyment.
83 points $16.99
Peekaboo 2017  Chardonnay
82 points
$15.99
An earthy, tangy chardonnay for the table.
82 points $15.99
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