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June 2019 - US Zinfandel, Italian & Spanish Varietals

June 2019 - US Zinfandel, Italian & Spanish Varietals
This month's Wine feature is US Zinfandel, Italian & Spanish Varietals Wines

US Zinfandel, Italian & Spanish Varietals Reviews

Crux Winery 2016  Zinfandel
96 points
$38
A heavily oak-driven, spicy, concentrated zinfandel for divine pairings.
Cline 2017 Live Oak Vineyard Zinfandel
94 points
$29.99
A delicious and balanced zinfandel; juicy, jammy, joyful.
94 points $29.99
Le Vigne 2016 Di Acquarello Sangiovese
94 points
$37
A wonderfully flavorful and smooth Sangiovese with great creamy oak to support the fruit.
Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown Zinfandel
94 points
$42
A delicious port-style zinfandel; oak-driven with highlights of concentrated dried fruits and energetic acidity that keeps one coming back for more.
Cline 2016 Big Break Vineyard Zinfandel
93 points
$29.99
An ageable Zinfandel with great structure and wildly attractive herbal notes.
93 points $29.99
Bella Luna Estate Winery 2016 Fighter Pilot Red Bailey Vineyard Zinfandel
93 points
$42
A spicy, wild and pure expression of Zinfandel; a charming and expressive wine.
Bella Luna Estate Winery 2016 Siletto Vineyard Barbera
93 points
$45
A great new world approach to the classic Italian varietal that brings forth boatloads of fruit and chocolatey oak flavors.
Le Vigne 2016 Cuore della Vigna Red Blend Paso Robles
92 points
$44
A terrific wine from Paso Robles; a New World Super Tuscan with superb balance and stylish nuance.
Barons Creek Vineyards 2017  Zinfandel
91 points
$34
An impeccably balanced zinfandel with superb concentration; drink this!
Bella Luna Estate Winery 2014 Siletto Vineyard Sangiovese
91 points
$45
A dense, flavor-packed New World Sangiovese that is an absolute pleasure to drink; aerate and relish.
Corner 103 2016 Vino Rosso North Coast
91 points
$45
A downright charming Italian Varietal Blend from the North Coast with divine earthy aromas, lipsmackingly fruity palate and table-tuned tannins; drink this.
Barons Creek Vineyards 2017 Campeon Red Blend Montsant
91 points
$48
A big, chewy Spanish red with a lot of fruit and attractive oxidative notes.
Akash Winery 2016 Estate Zinfandel
91 points
$52
A well-refined, juicy Zinfandel.
Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown Tempranillo
90 points
$34
A terrific food-wine that will be a lovely complement to the meal.
Château Élan 2016 Red Blend American
90 points
$60
Fruity olives and rich dried fruits star in this decadent red blend.
Opaque 2016  Zinfandel
89 points
$32
A bold, smoky zinfandel that will be a great barbecue pairing; try with a slight chill.
Grgich Hills 2014 Estate Grown Zinfandel
89 points
$36
A rich and brooding Zinfandel with aging potential.
Cline 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Pure varietal character jumps from the glass in this easy-to-love Zinfandel.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Bliss Family Vineyards 2015 Estate Bottled Zinfandel
88 points
$15
Best Buy
A solid zin with a nice balance of fruit and oak.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Frey 2017  Zinfandel
88 points
$15
Best Buy
An attractive fruity zin with nice oaky style.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Opaque 2016 Darkness Red Blend Paso Robles
88 points
$32
A dense and fruity Paso red packed with dark fruits and spices.
Bella Luna Estate Winery 2016 Glenrose Vineyard Nebbiolo
88 points
$50
A intriguing New World nebbiolo sipper.
Whitman Express 2014 The Conductor Red Blend Sonoma County
87 points
$14.95
Best Buy
A concentrated chewy red.
87 points $14.95 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2017  Sangiovese
87 points
$19
A super fruity, juicy and quaffable Sangiovese for everyday pleasure.
Corner 103 2017  Zinfandel
87 points
$50
Hot-climate zinfandel-lovers need apply.
Cline 2017 Ancient Vines Zinfandel
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
An easy-drinking Zinfandel with lots of spicy oak.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Pend d’Oreille 2018  Albarino
86 points
$19
Great acidity and a summery style make this a great patio wine.
AvinoDos 2016  Zinfandel
85 points
$30
A rich, port-like Zinfandel with deeply fruity flavors accented by warm, peppery spices.
Barons Creek Vineyards 2018  Tempranillo
85 points
$46
A rich, decadent Tempranillo swimming in succulent dried fruits and attractive spice.
Château Élan 2015 Fingerprint Collection Tempranillo
85 points
$90
Rich dried fruit is the star of the show in this dense and chewy tempranillo; nice choice for "Zin-heads."
Château Élan 2016 Fingerprint Collection Montepulciano
85 points
$100
A table-friendly New World Montepulciano.
Crush 8 2017  Zinfandel
84 points
$9.99
A perfect base for sangrias.
84 points $9.99
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