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September 2019 - US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals

September 2019 - US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals
This month's Wine feature is US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals Wines

US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals Reviews

Forchini 2015 Proprietors Reserve Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$34
An outstanding wine that oozes sophistication and balance; any wine lover will be lucky to try this.
Spangler 2016  Petit Verdot
96 points
$39
A superb example of Petite Verdot with in-check tannins and a wildly aromatic, exotic nose.
Spangler 2016  Claret
95 points
$28
A brooding red with layers of intriguing flavor; outstanding aging potential.
Hagafen 2013 Prix Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$80
A wildly complex and attractive Napa Cabernet that packs serious concentration, mouthwatering flavor, and exceptional length into one very stylish package.
Spangler 2015  Petit Verdot
94 points
$35
A brooding yet juicy petite Verdot that displays exceptional balance and drinkability.
Locatelli Vineyards and Winery 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$38
A decadent, velvety Cabernet with succulent fruit; concentrated and stylish.
Spangler 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$49
Enchanting aromas beacon one to a glass of this brooding red that will please lovers of old and new world wines alike.
Monte De Oro 2014 Reserve Malbec
94 points
$85
A fancy, silken malbec that passes over the senses like a satin sheet.
Château Élan 2018 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$25
A unique and wild sauvignon with piles of flamboyant character; superb minerality akin to an aged Chablis.
San Simeon 2016 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$35
A craveable, completely satisfying Paso Robles Cabernet that will be the highlight of the meal.
Opaque 2015  Petit Verdot
93 points
$36
A fruity and well-integrated Petit Verdot packed with rich flavors.
Monte De Oro 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$40
A refined cabernet with delicate and elegant flavors; excellent restraint.
2Hawk 2016 Darow Series Malbec
93 points
$49
A nuanced and balanced Malbec that will surely elevate roasted and grilled meat; try this silky stunner with roast duck.
AvinoDos 2015 Two Barrel Reserve Malbec
93 points
$52
A well-refined Malbec with stately tannins, focused fruit and rich, delectable flavor.
AvinoDos 2016 Two Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$65
A firm Napa Cabernet that will fit right in at the table; fantastically aromatic.
Monte De Oro 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$85
A round, concentrated cabernet with rich fruit and polished oak.
Broadside 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A decadent, slightly smoky Paso Cab that's dark, enchanting, and effortlessly drinkable.
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
Spangler 2016  Carmenere
92 points
$35
A firm and steadfast Carmenere with bold notes of Oregon terroir and structure built to last.
Narmada Winery 2017  Tannat
92 points
$38
A rich, vibrant, chewy red that screams for a well marbled steak.
Biltmore Estate 2017 The Hunt Red Blend Sonoma County
92 points
$45
A firm and ageable Sonoma Bordeaux Varietal Blend that offers notes of cured meats, exotic woods and meal-enhancing acidity.
Adastra 2014 Optimism Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$75
A distinctive and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon; excellent.
Adastra 2015 Boundless Optimism Glorious River Red Blend Napa Valley
92 points
$75
A concentrated, well-finessed Napa red that will continue to develop with time.
Jarvis 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$350
A complex and brooding Napa Cabernet; drink now through 2040
Stephen Vincent 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$11.99
Best Buy
A rock solid California Cab that hits every note.
91 points $11.99 Best Buy
Line Shack Winery 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$16
Best Buy
An intensely concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon with grippy tannins and creamy oak; buy now and drink 2022 on.
91 points $16 Best Buy
Wine Spots 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$39
A deliciously chewy Napa Cabernet with an earthy nose and rich roasty notes of caramel and chocolate on the palate.
Jarvis 2014  Merlot
91 points
$125
A brooding Merlot with sumptuous texture and stately oak flavor.
Jarvis 2014 Reserve Merlot
91 points
$260
An upstanding Merlot pleaser with great finesse and stylish flavor.
Kirkland Signature 2017 Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$8.99
Best Buy
A balanced, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon for delicious dinner pairings.
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Yorkville Cellars 2018 Randle Hill Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$20
A well structured, complex and age-worthy wine; greatly benefits from aeration.
Opaque 2015  Malbec
90 points
$36
A zin-lover's malbec.
Hagafen 2015 Estate Bottled Wieruszowski Vineyard Cabernet Franc
90 points
$48
A complex and pleasing Cabernet Franc that will continue to develop with time.
Hagafen 2014 Prix Reserve Merlot
90 points
$65
A dry and well-structured Merlot for substantial pairings; concentrated and ageable.
Cycles Gladiator 2017  Merlot
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
An attractive, silky Merlot with caramel like sweetness and toasty, tobacco notes.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate NV Cardinals Crest Red Blend American
89 points
$15
Best Buy
A chewy red that will shine with grilled fare now and will be even better with time.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Pacific Valley Winery 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$18
A crunchy, engaging cabernet the will bloom in time.
Biltmore Estate 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$19
A satiny, palate pleasing cabernet with great flavor.
Biltmore Estate 2017 Limited Release Malbec
89 points
$24
A rich and spicy malbec that offer layers of palate pleasing fruit.
Maddalena 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$24
A distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon proudly flashing Paso terroir.
2Hawk 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$26
A floral, herbal sauvignon blanc that will lots of interesting pairing possibilities; crisp and nuanced.
Spangler 2016  Cabernet Franc
89 points
$28
An expressive but somewhat wound Cabernet Franc that will come alive after cellaring.
Spangler 2016  Merlot
89 points
$28
A food friendly, silky Merlot that doesn't skimp on fruit.
Bel Vino 2016 Long Valley Red Blend California
89 points
$45.95
A palate pleasing red blend for everyday indulgences.
89 points $45.95
Yorkville Cellars 2016 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard Yorkville Highlands
89 points
$48
A finessed and structured red that will improve dramatically with cellar time; buy now and drink 2023 on.
Château Élan 2017 Fingerprint Collection Malbec
89 points
$60
A mouthfilling malbec with great structure and wide-appealing style.
Aeroviña Estate 2016 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Franc
89 points
$74.95
An oak-driven Cabernet Franc with big personality.
89 points $74.95
Brass Tacks 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$12
Best Buy
A rock solid Cabernet with wide appeal and great pairing versatility.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Esser Vineyards 2016  Merlot
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
A smooth but sprightly Merlot with great food-affinity.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2017  Merlot
88 points
$15
Best Buy
A rock solid Merlot with great pairing possibilities.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Jitterbug 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$17.99
Fruit-forward and friendly, this easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc is sure to please.
88 points $17.99
City Winery Nashville 2017 Cab! Goes the Country Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$26
A fruity, quaffable Cabernet Sauvignon with great drinkability.
Château Élan 2017 Reserve Merlot
88 points
$27
A highly drinkable, herbal Merlot for fans of Australian wines.
Château Élan 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$29
A youthful Cabernet Sauvignon to let slumber in the cellar.
Narmada Winery 2016 Mélange Red Blend Virginia
88 points
$30
A creamy, oaky red that bring the roasty toasty goods.
2Hawk 2017  Cabernet Franc
88 points
$32
A distinctive, powerful red with intense notes of polished oak and Islay-like iodine.
2Hawk 2017  Malbec
88 points
$34
A firm but juicy Malbec that's a bit French in style; will improve with age.
Narmada Winery 2017  Merlot
88 points
$35
A plush and roasty Merlot that's a decadent treat on its own or creative pairing to pork dishes.
Narmada Winery 2016 Yash-Vir Red Blend Virginia
88 points
$39
A decadent tiramisu of a wine; what's not to love?
Bel Vino NV Butterfly Effect Red Blend California
88 points
$44.95
A zesty, herbal wine for casual fare.
88 points $44.95
Narmada Winery 2016  Cabernet Franc
87 points
$29
An oak-centric red with very appealing coffee-like aromas.
Narmada Winery 2016 Reserve Cabernet Franc
87 points
$38
An oaky, chocolatey red from Virginia that will be equally delicious with charcuterie or a piece of dark chocolate.
Narmada Winery 2017  Malbec
87 points
$38
A creamy, decadent Malbec with lots of roasty character.
Wine Spots 2017  Merlot
87 points
$39
A juicy, toasty Merlot pleaser with a smoky underbelly.
Hagafen 2016 Prix Melange Estate Bottled Reserve Napa Valley
87 points
$85
Rich notes of dried fruit reign in this oaky Napa red.
Cycles Gladiator 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
A pleasant, easy drinking red sipper.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Esser Vineyards 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
An herbal and juicy sauvignon blanc; pair with summer dinners.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Aviary Vineyards 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A roasty palate-pleaser with big oak character.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Narmada Winery NV  Petit Verdot
86 points
$38
A bold red with funky food-friendly notes that will appeal to the adventurous.
Aviary Vineyards 2017 Birds of Prey Red Blend California
85 points
$14.99
A rich and roasty California red blend with a dark and mysterious personality.
85 points $14.99
Biltmore Estate 2017 Red Blend American
85 points
$16
A carefree red for everyday pleasure.
Biltmore Estate 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$15
A juicy quaffer in an understated style.
Esser Vineyards 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$15.99
A funky red from Paso Robles for distinctive pairings and memorable meals.
84 points $15.99
Monte De Oro 2018 Galway Vineyard Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$20
An understated Sauvignon Blanc that offers quaffing pleasure.
Hagafen 2017 Don Ernestos Oh! Red Blend Napa Valley
84 points
$39
A fruity, juicy red for casual fare.
Hamilton Family Wines 2018 Indian Springs Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
82 points
$32
A distinctive wine with a curious combination of flavors.
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