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Reviews for 2019

March 2019 - New Release Wine / OOS

March 2019 - New Release Wine / OOS
This month's Wine feature is New Release Wines

New Release Wine / OOS Reviews

Catman Cellars 2016 Tressler Pinot Noir
94 points
$32
Ruby black color. Fruity, complex aromas of carnation, cola, marinated beets with dill, suede, and caramelized mushrooms with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long cranberry chutney, black licorice, cherry coulis, and autumn leaves finish with moderate oak flavor. A rustic and earthy Pinot Noir with endless complexities to discover.
The Seven Deadly Zins 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel
93 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of red plum, freshly baked cinnamon pastry, cedar, and maple-dipped bacon with a fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, long chocolate genache, balsamic glaze, roasted nuts, and cafe au lait finish. A dreamy Lodi Zin with roasty character and instant appeal.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
Catman Cellars 2016  Zinfandel
90 points
$32
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry confit, violet, black pepper, and espresso with an crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a compelling, medium-length finish with accents of caramel, black cassis, and cocoa powder. A velvety Zinfandel with tons of Washington state flair; rich and highly pleasing.
1849 Wine 2017 Au Jus Chardonnay
89 points
$24.99
Yellow straw color. Fruity aromas of pineapple cake and candied banana with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy passionfruit caramel, spice cake, and Hawaiian roll finish with light oak flavor. A fruit-forward, tropical Chardonnay pleaser with a nicely restrained use of oak.
89 points $24.99
Casa Linda 2017  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
89 points
$24.99
Ruby color. Aromas of dried berries, spiced blackberry cobbler, and incense with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a captivating, medium-long eucalyptus, black tea, and oregano focaccia finish. A big and chewy Montepulciano with a distinctive herbaceousness and food-friendly style.
89 points $24.99
1849 Wine 2016 Iris Pinot Noir
89 points
$29.99
Ruby color. Aromas of dried cherry, cranberry, warm candle, fresh grenadine, and wood ear mushroom with an vibrant, fruity light body and a delightful, medium-length candy apple and spiced pine nuts finish. A fruit-forward pinot noir with lots of pure varietal character.
89 points $29.99
Zinfandelic 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel
88 points
$19.99
Ruby color. Aromas of dried black raspberry, pomegranate, and plum with a vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an appealing, medium-long raisin, red apples, cedar, suede, and chocolate covered caramel finish. A suede glove of a Zinfandel with big red fruits on the nose and a rich port-like palate.
88 points $19.99
Casa Catelli 2017  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
87 points
$15.99
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry syrup, clove, forest floor, allspice, and cinnamon with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length finish. A chewy Montepulciano with big baking spice notes enveloping a center of typical berry flavors.
87 points $15.99
McWilliams 2017 660 Reserve Chardonnay
86 points
$20
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of apple compote, butter pecan, and toasted pumpkin loaf with a bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an engaging, relaxed finish with notes of roasted pineapple and buttercream frosting. A toasty, creamy chardonnay; a decadent everyday sipper.
McWilliams 2017 660 Reserve Pinot Noir
86 points
$20
Ruby color. Aromas of eucalyptus lozenge and cherry with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a fast foraged mushrooms and cumin finish. A solid Aussie Pinot Noir with a big herbal presence.
La Rue 2018 Rosé Côtes de Provence
85 points
$8.99
Aromas and flavors of watermelon, lime spritz, strawberries in cream, and lavender with a crisp, dryish light body and a carefree finish. A fresh rose with whispers of Provençal herbs.
85 points $8.99
Imagery Estate 2017  Pinot Noir
85 points
$19.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of grilled berries, cinnamon roll, and smoky spices with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a delightful, medium-length berry-vanilla gelato, chai spice, and milk chocolate finish with moderate oak flavor. A crowd pleasing, toasty Pinot Noir for the table.
85 points $19.99
Casa Catelli 2016  Chianti DOCG
83 points
$15.99
Ruby color. Aromas of cassis, cedar, and stone pine with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an amusing, medium-length black licorice, dry aged beef, and nutskin finish. A atypical chianti with intriguing pine-like nuance.
83 points $15.99
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