February 2022 - New Release Wine

February 2022 - New Release Wine
This month's Wine feature is On-Demand Wines

New Release Wine Reviews

Paracombe 2013 Cellar Reserve Red Blend Adelaide Hills
94 points
$35
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of plum, blueberry, cola, black licorice, and pu’ehr tea with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a peppery, interesting, long finish that presents nuances of ground peppercorns. A complex, seamless Bordeaux Varietal Blend that will pair elegantly at the table.
LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Lewis Vineyard Zinfandel
92 points
$32
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of date cake, fragrant prunes, chocolate-covered nuts, and honey with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, layered, long finish with shades of salted hazelnuts, caramel, orange zest, alpine herbs, and chocolate-covered strawberries with medium, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bold, mouthfilling Zinfandel with flavor that doesn’t quit; port-like in style
Paracombe 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$27
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe plum, dried cherry, honey, chocolate, and suede with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, elegant, medium-long finish evoking notes of chocolate-covered espresso bean with moderate oak flavor. A youthful, balanced and somewhat understated Cabernet with elegant fruit flavors.
Paracombe 2016  Shiraz
89 points
$27
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blueberry custard, sassafras, chocolate, and cola with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish with moderate oak flavor. A round, full-bodied, instantly pleasing Shiraz; great for the table and beyond.
Paracombe 2016 The Reuben Red Blend Adelaide Hills
89 points
$27
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of licorice, menthol, ginseng, coriander, and raspberry pastilles with a velvety, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long chocolate-dipped licorice, hints of strawberry, and baking spices finish with moderate oak flavor. A juicy, fruit-forward, balanced Red Blend that will please oenophiles and novices alike.
Paracombe 2021  Pinot Blanc
88 points
$19
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon, greek yogurt, and hints of fennel with a supple, crisp, medium-to-full body and a smooth, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, old world style Pinot Blanc refresher.
LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Miller Vineyard Cabernet Franc
88 points
$32
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ginger, peppercorns, sandalwood, paprika, and black fruit with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long finish that exhibits impressions of creme brulee and nutmeg with moderate oak flavor. A svelte Cabernet Franc.
LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Railroad Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$32
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of shiso leaf, pickled peppers and grape leaves, and palo santo with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, medium-to-long finish that shows nuances of pomegranate, mint pepper jam, nuts, and tobacco and cedar with chewy, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A round and earthy cabernet that will be versatile; give this a bit of time.
Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Garnet color. Smoky, savory aromas and flavors of grilled beets and rhubarb, chocolate dried cherries, hint of cured meats, and capers with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of pickled cherries and carrots and nuts with fine, fruit tannins and light oak flavor. A nicely balanced Pinot with a fine interplay of ripe fruit and savory tones.
87 points $12 Best Buy
LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2020 Prince Vineyard Chenin Blanc
87 points
$22
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon, nectarine, honeycomb, and jack fruit with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, medium-long finish evoking shades of green and yellow apples and pineapple slices with no oak flavor. A very juicy, appetizing chenin blanc that will be very versatile.
Le Vigne 2017 Cuvée Paso Robles
87 points
$35
Light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of pickled strawberries, carnations, tomato jam, toasty crepes, and perfume with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of stewed boysenberry, hints of milk chocolate, thyme, and fennel with a suggestion of oak flavor. A very distinctive, floral Rhone Varietal Blend with distinctive berry notes and easy-to-love style.
Paracombe 2020  Pinot Noir
86 points
$24
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of fresh blackberries on greek yogurt, eucalyptus, milk chocolate, and cranberries with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish. A fruity and herbaceous Pinot Noir with creamy undertones.
LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Macotera 09 Vineyard Barbera
86 points
$32
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of raspberry jam, vanilla pudding, graham cracker pastry crust, chocolate bar with almonds, and olive tapenade with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length cinnamon-sugar toast, carob, dried figs, and caramel finish with heavy oak flavor. A very oaky, dense Barbera with chocolate-covered raspberry vibes.
Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$12
Silvery emerald straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of nougat, peach pit, and geranium with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of peach and green apple relish and honeyed lemon zest with no oak flavor. A delicious fruit forward pinot grigio with great flavor and style.
Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$12
Ruby black color. Aromas of dark chocolate raspberry bar and hint of dried beef with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and an even, breezy berry tart, singed cedar plank, and honey roasted nuts finish with soft, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A cheery, easy entry cabernet for everyday pleasure.
Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019  Zinfandel
85 points
$12
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of berry preserves, toast, pistachio nougat, and balsamic glaze with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a medium-long finish imparting notes of honeyed dried choke cherries, vanilla milkshake, and nuts with well-integrated, fine, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy jammy, almost off-dry zinfandel that will be a crowd pleaser.
Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020  White Moscato
84 points
$12
Light amber color. Aromas and flavors of peony, hibiscus and elderflower, honeyed dried peach, bibb lettuce, and melon rind with a silky, soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish revealing notes of mandarin orange syrup with no oak flavor. A mellow Moscato to veg out with.
LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Aglianico Other
84 points
$32
Ruby black color. Aromas of raisins, prunes, and salted nuts with a chewy, crisp, dry medium body and a smooth, medium-length suede, chocolate taffy, and black tea finish with drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry, hot-climate Aglianico to pair with braised meats.
LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Thirty Eight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$32
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of charcoal, cracked black and white peppercorns, and crusty cranberry bread with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, brisk finish with touches of goji berry and pencil shavings with barky, coating tannins and heavy oak flavor. A firm and brooding cabernet for the table; give this some time.
Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
82 points
$12
Brilliant silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of sandalwood soap, medicated vaseline, nettles and brush, and flint with a thin body and a smooth, unusual, quick citrus and mint compote, pond reeds and buffalo grass, and lime juice finish. An earthy, funky white for cheeses and shellfish.
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