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Reviews for 2021

June 2021 - New Release

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

New Release Reviews

Monte De Oro 2017 Estate Grown Zinfandel
94 points
$40
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of strawberries, blackberry, peach jam, violets, and fresh thyme with a supple, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of fresh oregano, black pepper, raspberry jam, and cedar with fine, well-integrated, firm tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A precisely balanced Zinfandel; each sip leaves you wanting more.
Awards: 2021 Best Zinfandel
Byington 2017 Unfiltered Pinot Noir
92 points
$54
Dark garnet color. Aromas of chocolate cake with cherry sauce, candied aniseed, hints of mint, pickled cherries, and saffron with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, very long wild raspberry, fresh beets, hints of licorice, and toffee finish with moderate oak flavor. A palate-pleasing Pinot Noir that offers delicious pure fruit flavors complimented by fresh herb notes.
Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve Estate Merlot
92 points
$65
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of caramel, cassis, thyme, and leather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish evoking notes of berry sorbet and oak with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An earthy, fruit-forward Merlot that will shine at the table.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Super Trooper Shiraz Cabernet
91 points
$17
Best Buy
Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of black plum, prune, eucalyptus, dried mint, black olive, leather, and vanilla with a satiny, crisp, dry medium-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish conveying suggestions of dried black cherries, dried plum, fresh earth, smoked meat, allspice, grand marnier, and juniper berries with fine, soft tannins and light oak flavor. A delicious wine in the classic Aussie Shiraz style; full bodied, juicy, and a little brooding.
91 points $17 Best Buy
Penfolds 2018 Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$75
Deep purple color. Aromas of plum pudding, spiced cola, chocolate ganache, clove, and pomegranate with a chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, long lemon marmalade, blonde tobacco, and graphite finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A bold, juicy, chewy Cabernet Sauvignon with chocolatey appeal.
Byington 2016 Tin Cross Vineyard Merlot
90 points
$39
Black violet color. Aromas of hints of peach, grilled plum, toffee with nuts, rose petal, and bourbon-kissed blackberries with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long raspberry and chocolate truffle finish with moderate oak flavor. Mouthfilling with buoyant berry notes, this bold Merlot is an easy hit.
Byington 2019 Unfiltered Pinot Noir
90 points
$54
Dusty dark ruby color. Aromas of purple plums, cassis, and leather with a velvety, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length beets, watermelon, and fresh mushrooms finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A earthy and zesty Pinot Noir for pairings.
Silvia Cellars 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$85
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of toffee, honey-roasted nuts, coconut, pumpkin bread, white chocolate, and cassis pie with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish conveying touches of chocolate-covered raisins, espresso, cream, and nutmeg with light oak flavor. A restrained but flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon that drinks effortlessly.
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 even, stimulating, 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 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 black cherry, cassis liqueur, raspberry candy, black peppercorn, caramel yogurt, and candied olives finish with fine, well-integrated, grippy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A food-friendly, bright wine with rich dark fruit, nuanced florals, and a hint of spice.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Penfolds 2018 Bin 600 Cabernet Shiraz California
89 points
$50
Deep purple color. Aromas of blistered berries, earl grey tea with cream, grilled plum, and creamy caramel with a round, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, buoyant toasted nuts and fruit punch finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A light-hearted, wide-appealing California Cabernet with Aussie swagger.
Tin Cross 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir
89 points
$64
Dark ruby color. Complex aromas of grilled beets, tarragon, fried plantains, spiced raisins, and cherry preserves with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long pomegranate and charcoal finish with light oak flavor. A tasty, complex and grown-up Pinot Noir with stylish savory character.
Lorenzi Estate 2017 The Catalyst Reserve Red Blend Temecula Valley
89 points
$75
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of wild raspberry, hints of peach, blackened pie crusts, and chocolate wafer cookies with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length finish displaying overtones of watermelon candies, honey-roasted nuts, and golden raisin chutney with moderate oak flavor. Distinctive ripe fruit flavors and a twisting and turning structure; a nice change of pace for Zin-lovers.
Barefoot NV  Red Moscato
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Light siam color. Aromas of purple flowers, red plum, yellow peach, raspberry, and strawberry candy with a velvety, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk raspberry bubblegum, lime cordial, and apricot candy finish with no oak flavor. A balanced Moscato with soft fruit and floral flavors.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
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 a silky, captivating, 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 Fruitscato NV Peach California
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas of peach sorbet, honey-drizzled biscuits, and honeysuckle with a satiny, petillant, sweet light body and a smooth, agreeable peach liqueur finish. A spritzy, peachy refresher for poolside sips.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Mango California
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Silvery amber color. Aromas of tangerine, honey, and passionfruit with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, relaxed ginger-peach iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A passionate blend of tropical flavors will delight sweet drink lovers.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Petit Chocolat NV  Germany
88 points
$7
Best Buy
Creamy dark taupe color. Aromas and flavors of malted milk balls, chocolate milk shake, and brownie batter with a creamy, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length finish with accents of chocolate pudding. A creamy liqueur-like Wine Specialty that offers delicious chocolatey flavors and lipsmacking sweetness.
88 points $7 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 smooth, 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
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 smooth, refreshing, medium-long cherry-vanilla tobacco finish. An oaky Cabernet that will certainly please lovers of the style.
88 points $19.99
Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve Estate Zinfandel
88 points
$65
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry jam, wild strawberry, plum pudding, dried leaves, and sarsaparilla with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of cinnamon dusted pastry with moderate oak flavor. A bold and tannic Zinfandel for rich meals.
Barefoot NV  Pink Pinot Grigio
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Candied aromas of watermelon candies and magnolia with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a graceful, appealing, medium-length rainier cherries and hibiscus finish with no oak flavor. A facile, friendly and fruity rose.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
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
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Apple California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Candied aromas of green apple candies, honey sticks, bubblegum, and pear sorbet with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, rapid finish with no oak flavor. A sweet and candied quaffer with the fresh flavors of green apple.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Watermelon California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Coral orange color. Aromas of watermelon cooler, strawberry sauce, guava nectar, orange julius, and vanilla bean with an crisp, petillant, sweet medium body and an even, intriguing, carefree bubblegum and banana candies finish with no oak flavor. A sweet and fruity summertime quaffer.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Spumante Moscato
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of chamomile tea with honey, sliced peaches, sweet melon, and honeycrisp apple with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish. A juicy and refreshing sweet Moscato pleaser.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Peach California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of green apple, peach candies, strawberry popsicle, and coconut lifesavers with a satiny, sharp, fizzy, sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length peach iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A fun peach bubbly quaffer for sweet tooths.
87 points $9.99 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 graceful, 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 smooth, interesting, 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
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 smooth, medium-length tobacco, berry cobbler and vanilla finish. A dark and brooding, oaky Malbec.
87 points $19.99
Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Reserve Rosé Blaufrankisch
87 points
$29
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of ripe red watermelon, hints of apricot, strawberry shortcake, and tangerine with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, interesting, medium-long finish with suggestions of hints of smoke with no oak flavor. A clean, pure and refreshing Finger Lakes rose with an easy-to-love fruity style.
Byington 2018 Sparkling Rosé Wine Santa Cruz Mountains
87 points
$54
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of sliced strawberries, candied ginger, hints of pastry cream, and slivered almonds with a satiny, tart, finely carbonated, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with notes of white watermelon, lime, underripe strawberry, thyme, and minerals with a suggestion of oak flavor. Scintillating acidity and fresh flavors lend this wine to cellaring; unveil its full potential after several years.
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Pineapple Passionfruit Hard Seltzer California
86 points
$1.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas of fresh pineapple, pineapple peel, and yellow plum with a supple, lively, spritzy, dryish thin body and a graceful, short , and coconut finish. 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 a silky, engaging, 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
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Strawberry California
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Light ruby color. Aromas of grape jam, raspberry jellies, and strawberry bon bons with a round, vibrant, petillant, very sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A grapey, lipsmacking flavored Moscato for your sweet tooth.
86 points $6.99 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
Black Box 2019  Rose
86 points
$19.99
Steely orange color. Candied aromas of orange salt water taffy, rainbow sherbet, and strawberry-jalepeno jam with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, relaxed mixed fruit gummies finish with no oak flavor. A plush and fruity Rose with crowd appeal.
86 points $19.99
Black Box 2019  Chardonnay
86 points
$19.99
Straw color. Aromas of butter-drizzled pineapple, poached mango, cooked lime, and pear custard with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk apple compote finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A supple and clean Chardonnay for the gang.
86 points $19.99
Black Box 2019 Red Blend California
86 points
$19.99
Medium violet color. Aromas 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 fresh strawberry, mulberry, clove, and tobacco leaf finish with soft, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A red with a rich mouthfeel complimented 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 sleek, 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.
Silvia Cellars 2016 Three Barrels Red Blend North Coast
86 points
$28
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, sandalwood, leather, and dark chocolate with espresso beans with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, appealing, medium-length finish revealing shades of graphite and peppercorns with moderate oak flavor. A chewy red best for beef.
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Peach Nectarine Hard Seltzer California
85 points
$1.99
Silver color. Aromas of pineapple, lime soda, green apple, and peach rings with a lean, crisp, spritzy, dry thin body and an effortless, brisk lime peel, peach jell-o, and almond jell-o finish 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, breezy plum finish with moderate oak flavor. A rich, toasty everyday Merlot with big oak flavors.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Moscato
85 points
$6.99
Emerald straw color. Aromas of orange flower water, fondant, honey cake, and sweet ginger with a supple, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length grapefruit segments in syrup finish with no oak flavor. A cheerful fruit basket of a wine.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Pink Moscato
85 points
$6.99
Pink coral color. Aromas of honey-drizzled peach candies, strawberry sauce, and fruit cocktail with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, sweet medium body and a seamless, medium-length watermelon candies finish with no oak flavor. A sweet and candied Pink Moscato that satisfies your sweet tooth.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$6.99
Pale straw color. Aromas of pear drops, candied apple, and hints of peach with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length pressed flowers and minerals finish with no oak flavor. A clean and delicate Pinot Grigio with friendly fruit.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$6.99
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of ripe pear, hints of grapefruit, mixed melons, and lilac with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, easy sweet citrus and mineral water finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, juicy and crowdpleasing Sauvignon Blanc quaffer.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot Spritzer NV Summer Red California
85 points
$6.99
Light siam color. Aromas of raspberry liqueur and strawberry bon bon with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, carefree berry sherbet and sweet hibiscus tea finish with no oak flavor. A fun and bubbly berry-flavored wine cocktail that’s friendly and crushable.
85 points $6.99
Black Box 2019  Riesling
85 points
$19.99
Light golden yellow color. Aromas of baked pear, red apple, white peaches, chamomile, wet stones, and lemon curd with a supple, lively, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and an effortless, interesting, medium lemon preserves, lilac, tangerine, star fruit, and orange zest finish with no oak flavor. A bright fruit-basket of a Riesling that is the perfect foil for spicy Thai.
85 points $19.99
White Horse Winery 2017 Vintners Red Blend American
85 points
$23
Light burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of red cherry, red plum, vanilla, speck, and bitter chocolate with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a tingling, fast finish revealing notes of cedar, vanilla, chocolate covered raspberries, and fennel seeds with firm, fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lighter bodied red blend with red fruit and oak influence; a great summer red choice.
Byington 2014 Reichel Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$71
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of tomatillo, sandalwood, baked plums, perfume, and sun dried tomato with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish with moderate oak flavor. A silky, savory Cabernet Sauvignon for steaks; drink now.
Barefoot NV  Riesling
84 points
$6.99
Pale straw color. Fruity aromas of tinned pineapple, fruit cup, and ginger ale with a supple, crisp, petillant, sweet light body and an effortless, brisk mandarins in syrup and marzipan finish with no oak flavor. A fun, fruity, slightly spritzy sweet Riesling that will charm your sweet tooth.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Chardonnay
84 points
$6.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas of ripe banana, vanilla pudding, and spiced apple compote with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, rapid apricot jam and butter finish with light oak flavor. A soft and buttery Chardonnay quaffer for everyday indulging.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot Spritzer NV  Moscato
84 points
$6.99
Silver color. Candied aromas of lime sherbet, peach gummies, fruit snacks, and elderflower with a supple, vibrant, very sweet light body and a tingling, medium-length berry pastilles finish with no oak flavor. A candied quaffer for that sweet-tart craving.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot Spritzer NV Rosé California
84 points
$6.99
Steely pink color. Aromas of candied cherry, rhubarb, and raspberry with a silky, lively, fizzy, moderately sweet light body and a seamless, brisk cherry-vanilla, red plum, red licorice, and cranberry finish with no oak flavor. Sweet cherries are balanced by bright acidity and refreshing bubbles in this fun spritzer.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Cuvée California
84 points
$9.99
Pale yellow straw color. Fruity aromas of candied pear, honey-drizzled biscuits, and peach gummies with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a polished, agreeable lime zest finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruit-forward, bright and awakening sparkler.
84 points $9.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV Extra Dry California
84 points
$9.99
Golden straw color. Fruity aromas of buttered multigrain toast, peach preserves, mango yogurt, and soursop with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and an even, breezy finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. Big fruity flavors shine in this crowd-pleasing, almost-off-dry sparkler.
84 points $9.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Pink Moscato
84 points
$9.99
Steely pink color. Fruity aromas of sliced watermelon, honey, and peach sorbet with a supple, crisp, effervescent, sweet light body and an even, agreeable strawberry-lime soda finish with no oak flavor. A soda-like refresher for anytime quaffing.
84 points $9.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$9.99
Pale gold color. Fruity aromas of apricot, lilac, sorbet, apple vinaigrette, and ripe melon with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A fruity, crowd-pleasing sparkler with kisses of sweetness.
84 points $9.99
Quanta 2018 Crianza Yecla
84 points
$11
Ruby black color. Oaky aromas and flavors of black cassis, coconut candies, new leather, and kalamata olives with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish revealing notes of cured meats with moderate oak flavor. A balanced and table-ready Tempranillo.
Barefoot On Tap NV Buttery Chardonnay
84 points
$19.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas of caramel-drizzled apple cobbler, banana cream pie, and fruit cocktail with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy toast finish with moderate oak flavor. A toasty Chardonnay with pleasing fruitiness.
84 points $19.99
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 smooth, 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 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
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, compelling, 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
Silvia Cellars 2013 Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel
84 points
$35
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of pomegranate molasses, roasted beets, marinara, hints of root beer, and peach yogurt with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, carefree finish with no oak flavor. A full-bodied Zinfandel for the table.
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Cherry Cranberry Hard Seltzer California
83 points
$1.99
Silver color. Aromas of yellow peach, cherry essence, watermelon jolly rancher, and red gummy worm with a supple, crisp, petillant, dryish thin body and an effortless, breezy sprite finish with no oak flavor. A crushable cherry-kissed cocktail for a day at the beach.
83 points $1.99
Barefoot NV Rosé California
83 points
$6.99
Pink coral color. Aromas of white strawberry, ruby red grapefruit, and rose petals with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light body and a graceful, short cotton candy finish with no oak flavor. An off-dry rose that will satisfy on hot summer days.
83 points $6.99
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
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Blueberry California
81 points
$6.99
Violet color. Tropical aromas of blackberry-sage lozenge, honey, and earth with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, very sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A brambly, funky flavored Moscato.
81 points $6.99
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 smooth, perplexing, breezy candied cherries, lemon peel, raspberry danish, burnt orange, clove, strawberry candy, and bottled fruit punch finish with no oak flavor. A plush, rich sangria for summer porch enjoyment.
81 points $19.99
Black Box 2019  Pinot Grigio
81 points
$19.99
Pale straw color. Aromas of apples and bananas with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a sleek, brisk finish with no oak flavor. An easy white quaffer for everyday indulging.
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 smooth, momentary cherry cough syrup, raisins, and fruit leather finish with no oak flavor. A subtle, sweet red.
80 points $6.99
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