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Reviews for 2021

April 2021 - New Release

April 2021 - New Release
This month's Wine feature is New Release Wines

New Release Reviews

Hangar 17 NV Red Blend Finger Lakes
93 points
$9
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of lingonberry preserves, candied ginger, strawberry-rhubarb tart, and apple cobbler with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A juicy, never-heavy red with elegant oak nuance and great food-affinity.
93 points $9 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2018  Chablis Premier Cru
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of candied lemon, nutty basmati rice, toasted crumpet, and spiced mango with a satiny, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, intricate, long finish displaying accents of crushed minerals and hints of spiced poached pear with well-integrated, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A svelte, instantly appealing Chablis with great balance and flavor.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Rooftop Reds 2018 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
93 points
$25
Golden straw color. Aromas of buttered croissant, spiced apple chutney, fresh shortbread, and sandalwood with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, subtle, long herb butter, hints of caramel, pineapple glaze, and toasted hazelnut finish with coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A wonderfully balanced Chardonnay with sophisticated oak and charming minerality.
Kirkland Signature 2015  Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
93 points
$26
Burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of leather, rose, black tea, fresh thyme, sandalwood, and dried cherries with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long finish that exhibits shades of hibiscus with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicious, well-integrated Brunello that will continue to improve with age.
Levendi 2016 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$99
Black garnet color. Complex aromas of polished furniture, candied ginger and orange peel, cassis pie, green olives, milk chocolate covered almonds, and rose petals with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long toasted hazelnut creme, candied raspberries, and leather finish with heavy oak flavor. A luxurious aromatic profile shines in this brooding, steak-worthy Napa Cab.
Kirkland Signature 2019  Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Dark deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, red plum, sun dried tomatoes, leather, and grilled meat with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, captivating, brisk finish that presents touches of ripe strawberry, crushed rock, dried leaves, kalamata olives, and sandalwood with well-integrated, gritty tannins and no oak flavor. A spot-on Chateauneuf-du-Pape that shows classic savory flavors and bright red fruit.
Awards: 2021 Best Value Chateauneuf-du-Pape
92 points $19 Best Buy
Real Nice Winemakers 2018 Into The Woods Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$22
Dusty black ruby color. Oaky aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered toffee, honey-roasted nuts, salted caramel, mixed berry coffee cake, and clove-spiced tea with cream with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish with heavy oak flavor. An oaky and generous Cabernet Sauvignon that will be a real hedonist pleaser.
Mirat 2004 Reserva Tempranillo
92 points
$45
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, baked plum, vanilla bean, and dried dill with a round, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, engaging, medium-length finish with accents of fig, black tea, and tapenade with drying, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lovely Ribera del Duero with solid maturity and deep, complex flavors.
Mirat 2009 Gran Reserva Tempranillo
92 points
$75
Dark brick red color. Aromas of raisins, leather, toasted coconut, fig vinaigrette, toffee, and persimmon with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, distinctive, medium-long cacao nibs, espresso bean, cherry pie, and dried dill finish with moderate oak flavor. A mature and ready-to-drink Ribera del Duero with a complex finish.
Rooftop Reds 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$25
Black garnet color. Elegant aromas and flavors of cassis custard, suede, tomato leaf, paprika, roasted hazelnut, and clove with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, layered, medium-long finish with light oak flavor. A complex and stately New York Cabernet Sauvignon with excellent acidity and firm tannins; drink now or cellar for a few years.
Kirkland Signature 2020  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$5
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime custard, hints of passion fruit, fresh herbs, and straw with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish with notes of nectarine and melon with no oak flavor. A balanced and elegant Pinot Grigio with sophisticated fruit notes.
90 points $5 Best Buy
Stella Rosa NV Moscato Asti DOCG
90 points
$18
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach blossoms, honeysuckle, apricot jam, and sweet apples with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish with notes of peach sorbet, raspberry sauce, and sweet honey cake with no oak flavor. An effortlessly drinkable Asti Spumante that charms and delights.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Real Nice Winemakers 2018 Black Magnolia Pinot Noir
90 points
$22
Dark dusty violet color. Oaky aromas of blistered blueberries, dried cherries, vanilla-almond bark, candied bacon, and mocha latte with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-long pickled watermelon and slate finish with heavy oak flavor. A heavily oaked, full-flavor Pinot Noir with luscious notes of ripe blue fruit.
Mirat 2005 Reserva Tempranillo
90 points
$45
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red plum, fresh dill, black cherry, and smoked meat with a supple, racy, dry medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long finish displaying accents of espresso with silky, drying tannins and light oak flavor. A rich, yet precisely balanced Ribera del Duero with complex aromas and flavors.
Whitehall Lane 2018 Las Brisas Vineyard Pinot Noir
90 points
$50
Light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of black plum, sun-baked stone, strawberry preserves, and vanilla with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of pickled rhubarb, burnt orange, and dried thyme with fine, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A spot on cool climate Pinot Noir; ready to drink by itself or with food.
Barefoot NV  Shiraz
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of fresh blackberry, leather, black pepper, fresh suede, caramel, and cooked black plum with a velvety, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish conveying nuances of fresh blueberry, blueberry jam, rooibos tea, tree bark, pencil shavings, and vanilla with well-integrated, grippy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich and brawny Shiraz that manages to stay fresh and elegant.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Medium ruby color. Aromas of red cherry, blood orange, clove, allspice, and nutmeg with a supple, crisp, spritzy, sweet light body and an effortless, amusing, medium-length black raspberry and clementine finish with no oak flavor. A well balanced sangria, that is for fun on a summer day.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Zinfandel
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered dried raspberries, raisins, blood orange, violet, raspberry, and black plum with a velvety, vibrant, dry medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish evoking suggestions of black cherry, cassis liqueur, raspberry candy, black peppercorn, caramel yogurt, and candied olives with fine, well-integrated, grippy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A food-friendly, bright Zin with rich dark fruit, nuanced florals, and a hint of spice.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature - K Vine 2019 Evergreen Vineyard Chardonnay
89 points
$9
Best Buy
Straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe pear skin, apple strudel, incense and polish, and tangerine and orange bitters with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, appealing, medium-long finish that shows notes of nougat and pineapple custard with a suggestion of oak flavor. A distinctive and attractive Chardonnay that is sure to please.
89 points $9 Best Buy
Raw Bar 2020  Vinho Verde
89 points
$9
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas of grapefruit juice, candied peach, white jasmine, and lemon zest with a supple, bright, petillant, dry light body and a smooth, snappy kiwi, passionfruit and fruit cocktail finish with no oak flavor. A bright and tropical, fruit-forward Vinho Verde that will shine al fresco.
89 points $9 Best Buy
Stella Rosa 2020  Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie
89 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Aromas and flavors of crisp apples, straw, hints of raw almonds, and lime zest with a satiny, lively, dry light body and a polished, medium-length finish conveying accents of underripe pineapple with no oak flavor. A lipsmacking Pinot Grigio with sophisticated fruit and floral nuances.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2018  Gigondas
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Medium ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of fresh suede, fresh turned soil, black plum, and dried mint with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, charming, snappy finish with accents of baked red plum tart, red cherry, black pepper, cast iron, dried figs, and smoked paprika with well-integrated, grippy tannins and no oak flavor. A slightly spicy Gigondas that will play very well at the table.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2019  Sancerre
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried lime, ripe apricot, fresh trimmed asparagus, green peppercorns, and grass with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish with notes of lime-spritzed honeydew melon with a suggestion of oak flavor. A richer, riper-styled Sancerre with mouthwatering acidity and length.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Bonterra 2019  Pinot Noir
89 points
$18
Brilliant ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of baked red cherry, black cherry, and leather with a supple, crisp, light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish displaying accents of ripe strawberry, raspberry fruit leather, pomegranate, sage, toast, black pepper, and vanilla with well-integrated, grippy tannins and light oak flavor. A precisely balanced Pinot; crisp, smooth, fruit-forward, and very food-friendly.
Stella Rosa 2020 Rosé Prosecco di Treviso DOC
89 points
$18
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of ripe pear, salted crackers, hints of forest berry jam, and herbed lime curd with a velvety, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A mouthfilling and nuanced Prosecco Rosé that’s blushing with red fruit.
Intercept 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$19.99
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of spicy apple and berry pies, yogurt nuts, artisan dark chocolate, and dill pickle with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish manifesting shades of spiced nuts and roasted with well-integrated, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A sumptuous and satisfying Cabernet for all occasions.
89 points $19.99
Rooftop Reds 2019  Blaufrankisch
89 points
$30
Bright ruby color. Aromas and flavors of ripe boysenberry, cedar, fine black tea, and sweet cherry tobacco with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a sleek, medium-long finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. Bold aromatics and an unpretentious palate are sure to charm wine lovers; serve with a slight chill with great company and sunny weather.
Barefoot NV  Malbec
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas of blackberry jam, mulberry preserves, black tea, dark chocolate, orange blossom, and coconut with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and an even, interesting, medium-length finish with light oak flavor. A juicy, toasty palate pleaser that hits all the right notes.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Red Moscato
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Light siam color. Aromas and flavors of purple flowers, red plum, yellow peach, raspberry, and strawberry candy with a velvety, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, brisk finish evoking notes of raspberry bubblegum, lime cordial, and apricot candy with no oak flavor. A balanced Moscato with soft fruit and floral flavors.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Chevalier du Grand Robert 2020 Flamant Dry Rosé France
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Light steely pink color. Fresh aromas and flavors of fresh strawberry, red cherry, orange zest, and thyme with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, fast finish with no oak flavor. A charming, piquant Rosé sipper.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
Cono Sur 2020 Bicicleta Reserva Chardonnay
88 points
$8
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of stewed apples, baked pear, and ginger skin with a medium-to-full body and a tingling, breezy fresh butter, brine, salted butter, lime zest, white pepper, and brie finish with light oak flavor. A well-balanced Chardonnay; bright and with a nuanced richness that plays very well with food.
88 points $8 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature - K Vine 2020 Buckshot Vineyard Rosé Washington
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Silvery amber color. Aromas and flavors of strawberries in cream, melon balls, delicate herbs, and tulips with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long finish manifesting notes of cherry-berry preserves and hint of coconut bar with fine tannins and no oak flavor. A juicy and appetizing Rosé for all occasions.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Buttercup 2019 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple upside down cake with buttercream, praline, and buttered Hawaiian toast with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish revealing suggestions of apple pie with dulce de leche gelato, roasted nuts, and cedar with light oak flavor. A creamy full-throttled Chardonnay that delivers the juicy, fruity goods.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Instigator 2019  Chardonnay
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple husk, herbs de provence, marigold, hardwood charcoal, and rubber leaf and sap with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a seamless, captivating, medium-length finish with notes of chestnut honeycomb, grilled apples, and smoked applewood with moderate oak flavor. A roasty, toasty oak-accented Chardonnay sipper.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Alamos 2019  Malbec
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Aromas of blackberry bush, honeycomb, and vanilla toffee with a chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a sleek, medium-length boysenberry, graphite, and graham cracker finish with no oak flavor. A dry and oaky Mendoza Malbec tuned for the table.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Chevalier Du Grand Robert 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of golden apples, pink grapefruit marmalade, golden melons, and cucumber with a satiny, crisp, light body and a smooth, medium-length finish conveying notes of white peppercorn with no oak flavor. Big, fruit-forward aromatics will charm the imbiber into a glass of this easy-to-love Loire Sauvignon Blanc.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Black Box 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$19.99
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of fertile earth, grilled fruit, aniseed, cocoa, and root beer float with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long cherry-vanilla tobacco finish. An oaky Cabernet that will certainly please lovers of the style.
88 points $19.99
Barefoot NV Rich Red Blend California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Black violet color. Jammy aroma of blackberry pie with a slightly chewy, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, medium-length ganache, cherry meringue, vanilla-scented tobacco, tea with cream, and pastry finish with heavy oak flavor. A voluptuous and profoundly oaky weeknight red with big fruity appeal.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2018  Bordeaux Supèrieur
87 points
$7
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black plum, cafe latte, tobacco, paprika, and graphite with a chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A rich, brooding and pairable Bordeaux for the everyday table.
87 points $7 Best Buy
Cloud Break 2019 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of roasted pineapple and nuts, honeyed apples, corn-pops, and apple butter with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, buoyant finish with notes of apple nut tart and pineapple custard with a suggestion of oak flavor. A well-balanced, flavorful Chardonnay that is sure to please.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Chevalier du Grand Robert 2019  Cabernet Franc
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry cobbler, elderberry, black licorice, toasty crepes, and shishito pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length finish that presents notes of hazelnut with moderate oak flavor. A bold and palate-filling Cabernet Franc with big notes of purple fruit.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Instigator 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of almond joy bar, brown butter dark roasted nuts, and chocolate mint with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, brisk finish imparting notes of roasted cassis, cedar bark and mulch, and spiced toffee with drying, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy well-structured Cabernet with a table-tuned temperament; let this breathe a bit.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Alamos 2019 Red Blend Mendoza
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Indigo color. Aromas of ripe fragrant plum, blackberry, sage tea, and licorice with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length milk chocolate covered berries and french silk pie finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruit-forward, satisfying Argentine Red that will be a real crowd pleaser.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Alamos 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas of buttered toast, berry preserves, and black coffee with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish light body and a silky, captivating, medium-length cassis and black tea with cream finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rock solid Argentine Cab that will fit right in at the table.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Chevalier Du Grand Robert 2019  Pinot Noir
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry, cinnamon-raisin swirl toast, black cherry, and olives with a slightly chewy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with accents of cola and carob with no oak flavor. A rich and juicy Pinot Noir for weeknight pairing.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Hall Ranch 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$15.99
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of spicy berry compote, olive and pepper relish, and persimmon with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, compelling, medium-long finish with impressions of cassis tart and spicy praline with chewy, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A spot-on Cabernet with seamless structure and round, inviting flavors.
87 points $15.99
Porto Meneres NV Porto Fine White Douro
87 points
$15.99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of apricot, orange peel, marzipan, and white flowers with a creamy, crisp, sweet medium-full body and a peppery, medium finish with impressions of dried apricots, white raisins, light caramel, sultana, white cherry, and brioche. A classic after dinner sipper, best served with food.
87 points $15.99
Vignerons De Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion 2019 Prieur Saint-Florent Côtes De Bordeaux
87 points
$19
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of dark plum, cassis liqueur, black cherry, paprika, fruit cake, and Nutella with a satiny, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish with touches of black tea, sun baked stone, white chocolate, salami, leather, roasted cherry tomatoes, and roasted green pepper with fine, coating, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A modern red Bordeaux that checks all the boxes; great with food but can stand on its own.
Black Box 2019  Malbec
87 points
$19.99
Garnet black color. Oaky aromas of grilled plum, dark roasted nuts, and cedar with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium body and a silky, medium-length tobacco, berry cobbler and vanilla finish. A dark and brooding, oaky Malbec.
87 points $19.99
Black Box 2018  Shiraz
87 points
$19.99
Dark ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of fresh raspberry, raspberry vinaigrette, smoky paprika, fresh blueberry, leather, fresh soil, and sunbaked rocks with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, intriguing, breezy finish that exhibits impressions of raspberry, blood orange zest, blueberry yogurt, and dried cranberry with fine, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright, food-friendly Shiraz for weeknight dinners.
87 points $19.99
Robert Hall 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$19.99
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, spiced plums, palm sugar, and sandalwood with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, interesting, breezy finish revealing notes of spicy cider, olive and nuts, pencil shavings, and moss with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nice chewy Cabernet to enjoy with a steak.
87 points $19.99
Robert Hall 2018  Merlot
87 points
$19.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of Hershey’s chocolate kisses, coconut toffee, sage, hoisin, and lanolin lotion with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, carefree finish with notes of berry pie, tres leches cake, and roasted nuts with moderate oak flavor. A round and well-balanced Merlot with ample, table-friendly acidity.
87 points $19.99
Spyglass 2019  Pinot Noir
87 points
$19.99
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of coconut custard tart, roasted berries, and smoked nuts with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of caramelized cherries and purple carrots, marinated beets, cedar plank and bark, and turmeric and cumin with drying, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rock-solid Pinot with a nice balance of savory fruit and oak.
87 points $19.99
L’Enclos Du Château De Senozan 2020  Chardonnay
87 points
$23
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of butter, lemon curd, apricot-topped cheesecake, spiced starfruit, heirloom apple, and flaky pastry with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish with nuances of pineapple chutney with moderate oak flavor. A bold and buttery Macon-Villages with palate-lifting acidity.
Game Box 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$24.99
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of mixed olives, chocolate pretzels, butter sautéed berries, and kosher pickles with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, breezy finish conveying notes of buttery chocolate toffee, rhubarb chutney, and shishito peppers with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A soft and comforting Cabernet sipper.
87 points $24.99
Vignerons De Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion 2019 La Pruladiere Lussac St. Emilion
87 points
$29
Medium ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of crushed red cherries, black plum, roasted artichoke, clove, cocoa powder, balsamic reduction, lavender, and rose petal with a round, vibrant, dry medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long finish manifesting notes of black peppercorn, black cherry, black plum, amaro liqueur, portabello mushrooms, cinnamon, and cast iron pan with well-integrated, fine, coating tannins and light oak flavor. A smooth, complex Bordeaux ready for a weekend dinner with friends or a few years in the cellar.
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Pineapple Passionfruit Hard Seltzer California
86 points
$1.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of fresh pineapple and yellow plum with a supple, lively, spritzy, dryish thin body and a smooth, brief finish with accents of coconut. Tangy, dry, and crisp; tropical pineapple meets wine in all the best ways.
86 points $1.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas of black cassis preserves, singed pie crusts, oregano, and graphite with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length berry-pepper relish, peppercorns, and chocolate shavings finish with heavy oak flavor. A fruit-forward California Cabernet that checks all the boxes.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Hangar 17 NV Curtiss White Blend Finger Lakes
86 points
$9
Best Buy
Pale emerald straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pineapple, sliced peach, honeysuckle, starfruit, and limestone with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that exhibits shades of sliced celery with no oak flavor. A fun and fruity white blend with big crowd-appeal.
86 points $9 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Prosecco DOC
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of green apple, ripe pear, lime, and almond croissant with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity light body and a medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A cheerful, fruity Prosecco with a kiss of sweetness.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Cloud Break 2019  Pinot Noir
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of berry-rhubarb pie, coconut cream, and buttered toast with Nutella with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of orange marmalade and spiced apples with well-integrated, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp, mouthwatering Pinot that will be a nice addition to dinner.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Cycles Gladiator 2019  Merlot
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Aromas of blackberry cobbler, grilled plum, gingerbread, and marjoram with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length dark toasted almonds, ground coffee, and vanilla-cola finish with drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid weeknight Merlot with the fruit, oak and tannins you crave.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019  Chardonnay
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of fresh apples, hints of pastry, French toast, buttercream, and honeydew melon with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful finish with light oak flavor. A light and crushable Chardonnay for anytime sipping.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Golden Circle 2019  Chardonnay
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of browned apples, wet cedar, creme brulée, and apple sauce with a supple, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish conveying suggestions of apple hand pie and mixed nuts in a wooden bowl with a suggestion of oak flavor. A piquant and fruity Chardonnay for carefree sipping.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2014 Gran Reserva Ribera Del Duero
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of roasted tomatoes, legumes, roasted almonds in dark chocolate, charcoal, and lingonberry with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of cedar and dill with moderate oak flavor. A savory, sun-baked Old World red for the rustic table.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Pin Point 2019  Pinot Noir
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of spicy cherry-cranberry chutney, eucalyptus honey, and olive tapenade with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, engaging, medium-long finish that shows notes of plum and herb bread pudding and wood spice. A fun, herbal and spicy Pinot that will be fun to pair with.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Vignerons De Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion 2018 Les Rocs Nobles Bordeaux Rouge
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Dark ruby black color. Aromas of black currant, red cherry, blackberry, graphite, smoked paprika, red bell pepper, and coffee bean with a supple, lively, dry medium body and a smooth, medium-length rooibos tea, tree bark, black plum, chipotle, gingerbread, spicy arugula, and black peppercorn finish with fine, well-integrated, firm tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A smooth red Bordeaux for weekday dinners that delivers both savory and dark fruit flavors.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Black Box 2019 Red Blend California
86 points
$19.99
Medium violet color. Aromas and flavors of roasted poblano pepper, black plum, red cherry, and crushed raspberry with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish evoking notes of fresh strawberry, mulberry, clove, and tobacco leaf with soft, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A red with a rich mouthfeel complemented by balanced savory-sweet character.
86 points $19.99
Alamos 2018 Selección Malbec
86 points
$20
Black garnet color. Aromas of baked cherries, mulberries, hints of espresso bean, and wood with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, medium-length blackberry cobbler and berry toaster pastry finish with moderate oak flavor. A rich and berry-laden red that will be a hit at the table.
Mirat 2005 Gran Reserva Tempranillo
86 points
$75
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, grilled black plum, orange zest, and coconut with a bright, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish with notes of black tea, smoked meat, and leather with fine, drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A mature Ribera del Duero that’s ready to drink now.
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Peach Nectarine Hard Seltzer California
85 points
$1.99
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple, lime soda, green apple, and peach rings with a lean, crisp, spritzy, dry thin body and an effortless, brisk finish that shows notes of lime peel and peach Jell-O with no oak flavor. A refreshing and thirst quenching ready-made peachy spritz.
85 points $1.99
Barefoot NV  Merlot
85 points
$6.99
Deep purple color. Oaky aromas of sweet tobacco, plum jam, vanilla granola, cinnamon churros, and roasted poblano peppers with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, snappy plum finish with moderate oak flavor. A rich, toasty everyday Merlot with big oak flavors.
85 points $6.99
Magna Terra 2019  Pinot Noir
85 points
$7.99
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dark roasted nuts, cherry pie filling, and mocha mint with a silky, fruity medium body and a seamless, brisk finish with nuances of cherry-rhubarb smoothie and cedar with light oak flavor. An oaky Pinot sipper.
85 points $7.99
Contempo 2020 Estate Grown Malbec
85 points
$9
Deep purple color. Smoky aromas and flavors of blistered blackberries, mulberries, char-roasted coffee beans, rosemary, and candied bacon with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of smoked almonds and vanilla with heavy oak flavor. A smoky, oaky Malbec with lush purple fruit flavors.
Firebrand 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$9.99
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of dark berry vinaigrette, silly putty, butter roasted nuts, and prunes with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, breezy finish revealing notes of berry and peach nectar and nuts and oak with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A supple easy-drinking Cabernet for everyday enjoyment.
85 points $9.99
Contempo 2020  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$10
Pale straw green color. Aromas of lemon peel, meyer lemon juice, green pear, green melon, river stone, and fresh arugula with a silky, racy, dry light body and a tingling, medium-length lemon juice, green apple skin, marzipan, and fresh banana bread finish with no oak flavor. A zippy and textured Pinot Grigio sipper.
Creamery 2019 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
85 points
$12.99
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of orange blossom honeycomb and poached apples with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and an effortless, buoyant finish that exhibits nuances of pineapple slices and vanilla-caramel soft serve sundae with a suggestion of oak flavor. An easy-going Chardonnay sipper for everyday pleasure.
85 points $12.99
Game Box 2019  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$24.99
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of peach and melon relish, herb soda bread, quince, and chervil with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, medium finish evoking notes of clementine, green apple, and hint of nougat and meringue with fine tannins and no oak flavor. A crisp Pinot Grigio with nice mouthwatering acidity.
85 points $24.99
Chevalier Du Grand Robert 2020 Rosé Sancerre
85 points
$29
Coral orange color. Green, herbal aromas and flavors of dressed haricots verts, strawberry vinaigrette, grapefruit, and fresh cut grass with a satiny, tangy, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of crisp green apple with no oak flavor. An herbaceous Sancerre Rosé for blushing French wine lovers.
Chevalier Du Grand Robert 2019  Sancerre
85 points
$29
Straw color. Aromas of white grapefruit and limestone with a supple, crisp, bone-dry light body and a smooth, brisk green rhubarb and underripe peach finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and clean Sancerre for casual daytime sips.
Contempo 2020 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$9
Deep purple color. Savory aromas of grilled peppers, pimento, and roasted mushrooms with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length plums, cedar, and vanilla taffy finish with heavy oak flavor. An earthy, oaky red for the weeknight table.
Cloud Break 2019  Merlot
84 points
$9.99
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of baked plums dusted with cocoa, cornichons, chicory coffee, and sarsaparilla with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a silky, breezy finish with overtones of chocolate pudding and cedar and sandalwood with dusty tannins and heavy oak flavor. A straightforward Merlot with a deft dose of oak.
84 points $9.99
Cloud Break 2020  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$9.99
Silver color. Aromas of overripe nectarine, moss, and kiwi with a supple, light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy peach yogurt, grilled nectarine, and almond skin finish. A nice earthy Pinot Grigio quaffer for a summer spritz.
84 points $9.99
Cloud Break 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$9.99
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of Linzer torte, dark caramelized nuts, ghee, nut oil, and root beer float with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish imparting accents of choke cherry preserves on dark toast, cedar, and green pepper and aloe leaf with crunchy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A firm, oaky Cabernet to serve with a well-marbled steak.
84 points $9.99
Barefoot On Tap NV Sunset Red Blend California
84 points
$19.99
Medium brick red color. Aromas of red cherry, black cherry, dried thyme, and cherry pie with a velvety, crisp, off-dry medium body and a graceful, short-to-medium raisin, baked cherries, black plum, and cinnamon stick finish with well-integrated, soft tannins and no oak flavor. A plush, fruity red; serve slightly chilled on a hot summer day.
84 points $19.99
Black Box 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$19.99
Pale straw color. Aromas of honey-drizzled apples, lime zest, ripe mango, and peppercorn muffin with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length coriander and lemon pepper finish with no oak flavor. A soft but refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with delicate notes of orchard fruits and citrus.
84 points $19.99
Black Box 2019  Pinot Noir
84 points
$19.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of charred figs, caramel-drizzled carob, and blackened cherry pie crusts with a slightly chewy, crisp, light-to-medium body and a breezy cola finish with moderate oak flavor. An oaky, chewy Pinot for the weeknight table.
84 points $19.99
Spyglass 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$19.99
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of spiced cherries and berries, toasted meringue, and chocolate peanut pie with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, captivating, breezy finish displaying notes of crusty berry pie and pickled berries and melon rind with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A nice savory Cabernet for sipping at the table.
84 points $19.99
LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2017 Midnight Reserve Lodi
84 points
$40
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla cupcake, hot chocolate, cedar shavings, and berry jam with a velvety, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with heavy oak flavor. A fruity and toasty red for anytime enjoyment.
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Cherry Cranberry Hard Seltzer California
83 points
$1.99
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of yellow peach, cherry essence, watermelon jolly rancher, and red gummy worm with a supple, crisp, petillant, dryish thin body and a polished, carefree finish manifesting accents of sprite with no oak flavor. A crushable cherry-kissed cocktail for a day at the beach.
83 points $1.99
Black Box 2019  Merlot
83 points
$19.99
Light garnet color. Oaky aromas of cranberry tart, smoked caramel, black tea, and wood shavings with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, swift finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An oaky weeknight red that’s light on its feet.
83 points $19.99
Black Box NV Red Sangria American
81 points
$19.99
Garnet color. Aromas of red cranberry, red raspberry, blood orange, and lemon peel with a supple, soft, off-dry medium body and a sleek, odd, crisp candied cherries, lemon peel, raspberry danish, burnt orange, clove, strawberry candy, and bottled fruit punch finish with no oak flavor. A candied Sangria for summer porch enjoyment.
81 points $19.99
Barefoot NV Sweet Red Blend California
80 points
$6.99
Medium ruby color. Aroma of red cherry with a supple, soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, short cherry cough syrup, raisins, and fruit leather finish with no oak flavor. A subtle, sweet red.
80 points $6.99
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