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Reviews for 2021

September 2021 - New Release Wine

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

New Release Wine Reviews

Chevalier Du Grand Robert 2020  Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
89 points
$7
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of sea salt, fennel seed, black cherry, and cola with a lively, dry full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of bramble fruit, cranberry, and sage with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A silky-smooth, fruit-driven Rhone that will will be a hit.
89 points $7 Best Buy
Chevalier Du Grand Robert NV  Cremant De Bordeaux
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of apples and oats, lemon curd, and green apple with a satiny, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-to-long finish revealing notes of crushed white stones and lime zest. Pleasing texture and high toned orchard fruit make this a food pairing for fried starters or heartier fish preparations.
89 points $14 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 seamless, 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, interesting, medium-long cherry-vanilla tobacco finish. An oaky Cabernet that will certainly please lovers of the style.
88 points $19.99
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
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 sleek, 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 graceful, delightful, 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 2020 White Bordeaux Blend Bordeaux Aoc
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of persimmon, cut grass, and mango skin with a satiny, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length finish imparting touches of peach, fresh rosemary, and flint with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Generous Sauvignon Blanc aromatics lean toward New World while elegant structure and minerality bring the drinker back to France.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Chevalier Du Grand Robert NV Brut Rosé Cremant De Bordeaux
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Silvery amber color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, marzipan, and white peach with a silky, lively, frothy, dry light-to-medium body and a silky, engaging, medium-length finish evoking impressions of lemon pith and cherry pit with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An elegant sparkler with an unstoppable froth and a crisp, clean finish.
87 points $14 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 sleek, 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 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, interesting, breezy raspberry, blood orange zest, blueberry yogurt, and dried cranberry finish with fine, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright, food-friendly Shiraz for weeknight dinners.
87 points $19.99
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  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  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 seamless, breezy mixed fruit gummies finish with no oak flavor. A plush and fruity Rose with crowd appeal.
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 smooth, 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.
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 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, agreeable 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 a smooth, 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
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 silky, quick 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, snappy lime zest finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruit-forward, bright and awakening sparkler.
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 seamless, 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
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, relaxed toast finish with moderate oak flavor. A toasty Chardonnay with pleasing fruitiness.
84 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 smooth, quick finish with no oak flavor. An easy white quaffer for everyday indulging.
81 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 an effortless, odd, agreeable 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
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 an effortless, sparse cherry cough syrup, raisins, and fruit leather finish with no oak flavor. A subtle, sweet red.
80 points $6.99
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