March 2022 - New Release Wine

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

New Release Wine Reviews

Portlandia 2019 Big Believer Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$21
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate caramel bar, brown butter, and crusty cassis phyllo tart with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish with nuances of dried berries, black olive relish, eucalyptus honeycomb and incense, and mint gelato with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A warming, supple, and savory cabernet for sipping on a cold night.
Signum Blanc 2018 Turmalin Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$250
Emerald straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of grapefruit-guava-mint chutney, frosted banana cake, dried pineapple, and magnolia with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish with accents of gooseberry jam on cucumber slices and hint of sweet cream with no oak flavor. An ample, delicious, tropical fruit forward Sauvignon Blanc that hits all the high notes.
Elementalist 2021  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale steely amber color. Aromas and flavors of peach cake, sweet banana, and hints of gooseberry with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, refreshing, medium-long finish with notes of candied apricot, honey, and slate with no oak flavor. A round and pleasing Pinot Grigio.
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Aldi NV Mimosa New Mexico
90 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of orange zest and ripe mango with a satiny, tangy, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish evoking notes of orange sorbet and hints of honey with no oak flavor. A juicy, crowd-pleasing Mimosa for brunch in flash.
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Outlander 2019 Meritage Paso Robles
89 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberries, plum butter, capers, chocolate mouse, and balsamic reduction with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long finish that shows accents of cedar, black tea, and tonka bean with moderate oak flavor. Chocolatey oak entices the California Red drinker to this dynamic Meritage from Paso.
89 points $7.99 Best Buy
Peaks & Tides 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of sweet tobacco, juicy plums, cinnamon pastry, and dark chocolate with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and heavy oak flavor. A sumptuous, velvety Cabernet with Sonoma style.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Signum Blanc 2018 Turmalin Morillon Chardonnay
89 points
$180
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasty praline, pineapple upside down cake, and apple soufflé with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying shades of honeyed grilled apple and hint of creme anglaise with a suggestion of oak flavor. A clean, buoyant Chardonnay with toasty accent.
Bota Box NV RedVolution Red Blend American
85 points
$22
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of butter roasted berries and nuts, sun tea, and cinnamon raisin toast with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and an even, medium-length finish conveying accents of raisin cake a la mode and cedar with moderate oak flavor. A solid zinfandel for pizza night.
Bota Box NV Nighthawk Black Red Blend American
84 points
$22
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of baklava, malted chocolate nuts and berries, berry chutney, and hint of cornichon and olive with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, relaxed finish with nuances of chocolate craisins, nut, oak, and gherkin with dusty, coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy, ripe zinfandel for burgers an such.
Shortcut: https://www.tastings.com/Calendar-Wine/Review-2022-04-18-New-Release-Wine.aspx