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May 2019 - Willcox Wine Country Competition

May 2019 - Willcox Wine Country Competition
This month's Wine feature is Willcox Wine Country Competition Wines

Willcox Wine Country Competition Reviews

Carlson Creek Vineyard 2014  Sangiovese
95 points
$28
An exceptional rich, deep and remarkably Italian-like Sangiovese that brings to mind notions of old traditional Brunello and a hint of lambic-like Brett.
Pillsbury Wine Company 2016 Diva Rhone Red Blend Cochise County, Arizona
95 points
$40
A graceful and pure Rhone varietal blend from Arizona with elegant integration of minerality and fruit; extra kudos are due to superb taming of Petite Sirah's oft-fiesty tannins.
High Lonesome Vineyard 2017  Malbec
94 points
$29
An explosively fruity Malbec with vivid berry notes.
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2018 Best Friends Viognier
92 points
$15
Best Buy
A tasty and balanced Viognier that's easy to love.
92 points $15 Best Buy
Pillsbury Wine Company 2016 Roan Red Blend Cochise County, Arizona
92 points
$30
A charmingly rustic, balanced and table-friendly red with wide appeal.
Pillsbury Wine Company 2016 Special Reserve Petite Sirah
92 points
$55
A peppery, spicy Petite Sirah that will find a match with grilled lamb.
Carlson Creek Vineyard 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$23
A distinctive and fresh Sauvignon Blanc with delicate herbal inflection.
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2014 Partners Rhone Blend Cochise County, Arizona
90 points
$18
Best Buy
A distinctive, savory red from Arizona with a rustic, Italian swagger.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Carlson Creek Vineyard 2015 Rule of Three Red Blend Arizona
89 points
$35
A juicy, nuanced red that offers an elegant and intriguing dinner companion.
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2014 Three Sisters Syrah
88 points
$20
An inky, rustic Syrah in a highly pairable style.
Carlson Creek Vineyard 2017  Chardonnay
88 points
$25
A dreamy, creamy Chardonnay from Willcox with instantly appealing pastry aromas.
Pillsbury Wine Company 2017 Bonnie Lee Malvasia
87 points
$32
A nice balance of richness and elegant floral notes makes this a unique and conversation-worthy Malvasia for pairing with Mediterranean fare.
Pillsbury Wine Company 2017 Wildchild White Blend Cochise County, Arizona
86 points
$24
A soft and delicately fruity quaffer for a hot summer day.
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2015 Farmers Mourvedre
85 points
$16
A ripe Mourvedre with heady notes of dried fruit.
Carlson Creek Vineyard 2017 Rosé Grenache
85 points
$23
A fiery coral-red color attracts the eye to this distinctive rose.
Pillsbury Wine Company 2017  Chardonnay
85 points
$32
A reserved and pleasing Chardonnay that will be a great anytime sipper.
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2018 Rosé Grenache
84 points
$10
A crisp quaffer that offers laid-back summertime refreshment.
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2016 Two Reds Grenache
83 points
$16
A distinctive Grenache best for midsummer pairings.
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