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July 2020 - New Jersey Wine Competition

July 2020 - New Jersey Wine Competition
This month's Wine feature is New Jersey Wine Competition Wines

New Jersey Wine Competition Reviews

White Horse Winery 2018  Chambourcin
89 points
$18
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate roasted nuts, fancy berry bubblegum, marinated tomatoes, and orange blossoms with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of choke cherry and cassis, tomato compote, jicama, and ground nuts with crunchy, dusty, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A nice dry, savory, chewy Chambourcin that will be a fine table companion.
White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Albarino
89 points
$25
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of golden apple, meyer lemon, spring lilac, and banana cake with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish with elements of wet stone, apricot, and hint of gooseberry with no oak flavor. An outside-of-the-box varietal from New Jersey that overdelivers; fresh, fruity and with gobs of refreshing, sophisticated minerality.
White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Outer Coastal Plain
89 points
$29
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked apples, roasted pineapple, grilled citrus, and soy-glazed walnuts with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish that shows notes of toast with caramel with light oak flavor. A balanced and appetizing Chardonnay for white Burgundy fans.
White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Traminette
88 points
$18
Pale straw color. Aromas of fresh pears, heirloom apples, lime blossom, and candied ginger with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length ripe pineapple, apricots, banana, and passion fruit finish. A lighthearted but flavor-packed Traminette; Summer in a glass.
Fox Hollow Vineyards 2019 Derby White New Jersey
88 points
$28
Pale golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey, orange blossom, honeysuckle, and ripe white peach with a satiny, bright, off-dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish revealing impressions of violet, ripe apricot, melon, and white tea with no oak flavor. A friendly, off-dry Muscat with grown-up notes of delicate flowers and ripe summer fruit.
Fox Hollow Vineyards 2018  Chardonnay
87 points
$28
Golden yellow color. Fruity, nutty aromas and flavors of grilled tropical fruits, bit of wax, chalk and lime powder, and butter toasted nuts with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, intriguing, breezy finish that exhibits accents of lemon spritzed apples and limestone with well-integrated, fruit tannins and light oak flavor. An earthy, racy Chardonnay for the table.
Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017  Cabernet Franc
87 points
$28
Dusty ruby color. Fruity, medicinal aromas of warm strawberry sauce, playdoh and caulk, and hint of acetone with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a polished, medium-length leaves and mint, roasted beets and turnip greens, cedar, and chalk finish with drying, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy, oaky Cab Franc for the table.
White Horse Winery 2018 Estate Vidal Blanc
86 points
$25
Straw green color. Aromas of flaky croissant, lemon curd, honeydew melon, and fuji apple with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length buttered nuts and lime finish. A bright and cheerful wine that may appeal to Chardonnay-lovers.
Fox Hollow Vineyards 2019  Petit Manseng
85 points
$25
Golden straw color. Interesting aromas of honey nut cheerios, heritage cider, ginger, vanilla fondant, iced cheese danish, and rubber with a supple, soft, fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, interesting, medium-length caramelized bananas and coconut finish with light oak flavor. An atypical wine with rich flavors; try as a cool-weather pairing with roasted fare.
White Horse Winery NV Painted White Outer Coastal Plain
84 points
$22
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime, graham cracker, and almonds on vanilla yogurt with a lean, bright, dry thin body and a smooth, momentary finish manifesting accents of pastry dough and lemon spritz with no oak flavor. A crisp and clean white for hot day refreshment.
Fox Hollow Vineyards 2019 Pink Flamingo Rosé New Jersey
84 points
$28
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas of peaches in cream, strawberry, straw, and sage with a coarse, prickly, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, fleeting green tomatoes finish. A breezy quaffer to serve with a good chill.
White Horse Winery 2019 Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
81 points
$19
Coral orange color. Aromas of gherkins, pickled strawberry, tinned vegetables, and bright red jarred cherries with a supple, bright, dry light body and a sleek, brisk pomegranate finish. A lean Rosé for hot day refreshment; serve with a good chill.
White Horse Winery NV Painted Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
81 points
$21
Bright pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of cherry tomatoes, overripe watermelon, and basil with a lean, soft, dry light body and a sleek, brief finish with hints of green strawberry. A funky, carefree quaffer; aerate and serve ice cold.
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