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May 2019 - New Release Wine/OOS

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

New Release Wine/OOS Reviews

Jarvis 2015 Will Jarvis Science Project Cabernet Franc
96 points
$170
A decadent, silky-smooth Cabernet Franc in a plush, elegant style.
Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard Petit Verdot
95 points
$34
A complex and serious Petit Verdot that will win over any lover of the varietal; drink now through 2035.
Jarvis 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Franc
95 points
$125
A nicely restrained and well-concentrated Cabernet Franc with velvety texture; share and impress.
Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard Carmenere
94 points
$40
A vibrant and youthful Carmenère ready to drink now or cellar.
Jarvis 2017 Estate Grown Chardonnay
94 points
$80
An instantly appealing Chardonnay with balanced fruit and oak.
Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard Merlot
93 points
$32
A fresh, tender Merlot with bright fruit and cellarable style.
Tonti Family Wines 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel
93 points
$49
A juicy, fruit-forward Zin with attention-grabbing layers of smoke and spice.
Cornerstone Cellars 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$95
A palate-pleasing Napa Cabernet with gobs of dark fruit and spice deliciousness.
Maroon Wines 2014 Dry Farmed Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$100
Velvety texture and creamy oak take center stage in this decadent Coombsville Cabernet.
Jarvis 2017 Finch Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay
93 points
$145
A smooth and fruity Napa Chardonnay with flinty minerality, great structure and elegant texture.
Jarvis 2017 Finch Hollow Vineyard Unfiltered Chardonnay
93 points
$160
An elegant, layered Chardonnay with superb sophistication and integration.
Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard Cabernet Franc
92 points
$36
A nice, spicy Cabernet Franc that offers a pure expression of the varietal.
Maroon Wines 2014 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$120
An herbal, instantly appealing Rutherford Cabernet with lots of nuance.
Contempo 2018 Inferno Red Blend Chile
91 points
$10
Best Buy
A smoky, chewy red for creative pairing.
91 points $10 Best Buy
Tonti Family Wines 2018 Rosé Zinfandel
91 points
$29
A refreshingly dry rose with great fruit, lasting finish, and completely inviting style.
Tonti Family Wines 2017 Artisan Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel
91 points
$59
An opulent Zinfandel that piles on notes of succulent fruit, luxurious tobacco, and thrilling smoke.
Maroon Wines 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$80
Layers of savory spice weave with velvety tannins in this table-ready Coombsville cab.
Domaine Dame Guilherme 2018 Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages
90 points
Complex and savory example suited for fine meals and contemplation
Francois de la Roche 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
An instantly satisfying Sauvignon Blanc with classic herbal nuance and lip smacking acidity; drink now.
Bogle 2016 Essential Red Blend California
90 points
$12
A rich and fruity red blend with a peppery backbone; US red blend drinkers and Aussie Shiraz-lover alike will be drawn to this wine.
Riverlore 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A musky, seductive Sauvignon Blanc for those seeking distinctive style.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Santa Isle 2016 Selected Vineyard Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A chewy, smoke-accented Cabernet with stately structure; dark and mysterious.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Yorkville Cellars 2015 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard Yorkville Highlands
90 points
$48
A well-structured red blend that will be a great partner to steaks; drink now or cellar.
Francois de la Roche 2018 La Coulée Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
A fresh and lively sauvignon blanc that fills the mouth with essence of spring.
Phantom 2015 Red Blend California
89 points
$20
A juicy, decadent California red; a crowd-pleaser.
Chateau Pipeau 2016  Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
89 points
$35
A roasty Bordeaux to pair with the richest steaks.
Yorkville Cellars 2015 M-PV Same Vine Malbec-Petit Verdot
89 points
$42
A fruit-forward, refined red to delight the table.
La Casa de Terra 2016 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
A well-structured Chilean Cabernet that will be a great fit at the table.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Castillo 2018 Red Blend La Mancha
87 points
$8
Best Buy
This is a perfectly classic dry, old world red that shows balanced fruit, dusty tannin, and acidity, and should make for an affordable bottle that would please any lover of western European wine.
87 points $8 Best Buy
Maroon Wines 2014 Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$140
A sprightly Coombsville Cab with lively, table-tuned acidity.
Baron-Jacques 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
A solid Sauvignon Blanc sipper with refreshing acidity.
Baron-Jacques 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
A dry and mellow Sauvignon Blanc to complement spring meals.
Chateau Joinin 2016  Bordeaux Rouge AOC
85 points
$15
A solid Bordeaux rouge that will liven up weeknight beef.
Château Séraphin 2017 Signargues Côtes du Rhône Villages
84 points
An atypically nutty Cotes Du Rhone that offers interesting pairing possibilities.
Santo NV  Brachetto Piemonte
84 points
$9.99
A sweet and friendly Brachetto that goes down easy.
84 points $9.99
Chevalier du Grand Robert 2017  Pinot Noir
84 points
$14
An oaky Pinot Noir to complement the meal.
XOXO NV Sparkling Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay
83 points
$11.75
A solid sparkler to serve with a good chill.
83 points $11.75
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