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May 2022 - US Red Blends, Zinfandel, Italian & Spanish Varietals

May 2022 - US Red Blends, Zinfandel, Italian & Spanish Varietals
This month's Wine feature is US Red Blends, Zinfandel, Italian & Spanish Varietals Wines

US Red Blends, Zinfandel, Italian & Spanish Varietals Reviews

Dutchman Vineyard 2019  Alicante Bouschet
95 points
$27
A rich, juicy, wide-lens red that paints a piquant, pleasure-packed picture on the palate.
Awards: 2022 Best Alicante Bouschet
H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Robert Andrews Reserve Mourvedre
95 points
$56
A rich, spicy and concentrated red wine that could hold its own at any slow-smoked meat feast.
Lorenzi Estate 2018 The Catalyst IX Reserve Red Blend South Coast
95 points
$65
A brilliantly structured and spicy Amarone-like red blend with generous high-toned fruit and crunchy, appetizing tannins.
Awards: 2022 Best Other Red
White Pine 2020 Reserve Teroldego
94 points
$34
A racy and rewarding red with lot of vibrant berry, citrus fruit and lovely floral nuances.
Grgich Hills 2017 Estate Grown Zinfandel
94 points
$37
A serious, dry, chewy Claret-style Zinfandel sure to entice the table.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Zinfandel
Lorenzi Estate 2018 De Ambrogio Block Zinfandel
94 points
$55
A rustic, complex, and incredibly interesting wine that will elevate any drinking experience.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Zinfandel
Coyote Canyon Winery 2018 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$38
A juicy, refreshing, appetizing Cabernet that is sure to please a wide range of palates.
Brassfield Estate 2019 Volcano Ridge Vineyard Eruption Red Blend High Valley
91 points
$28
A rich, spicy and fruit-forward red blend with great flavor and texture.
Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Barbera
91 points
$33
A rich, lush style to make fans of modern wine happy.
H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard G W Smith Reserve Malbec
91 points
$56
A big velvet brick of a red for serious sipping, steaks, and cigars.
Mercer Bros. 2018 Edge Of Heaven Red Blend Horse Heaven Hills
89 points
$19
An indulgent, bold, well-balanced red that sings with black and blue fruits.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2019  Barbera
89 points
$25
A supple and instantly appealing red blend for sophisticated sipping and Mediterranean fare.
Star In The Valley 2020 Red Blend Virginia
89 points
$32
A unique blend from Virginia that really stands out.
H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Bozak Reserve Red Blend Horse Heaven Hills
89 points
$56
A round and chewy, mouth filling red blend with a warming finish.
Stone Hill NV Hermannsberger Red Blend Hermann
88 points
$12
Best Buy
A concentrated red wine blend that would go well with a big juicy burger.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Carmenet 2017 Red Blend California
88 points
$13
Best Buy
A ripe, sun baked Cab blend for fans of Amarone.
88 points $13 Best Buy
E Cellars 2016 Bennett Valley Red Cuvée Sonoma County
88 points
$29
A rich and concentrated red blend with good acid structure.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Estate Single Vineyard Sangiovese
88 points
$35
An attractive combination of rich creamy oak and warm savory flavors make this a pleasure to drink.
H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Buck Reserve Syrah
88 points
$56
An exotically spicy, big and brawny Syrah to savor.
Rosenblum NV Vinters Cuvee XXXX Zinfandel
87 points
$13
Best Buy
A nice juicy and round Zinfandel with ample fruit and fine supporting oak.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Grace Town 2018 Old Vines Zinfandel
87 points
$16
A boozy, sun drenched Zinfandel for fans of Amarone.
Coyote Canyon Winery 2021 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Albarino
87 points
$24
A juicy, lightly rustic, earthy Albarino for cheese and the table.
Dh Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Cab-Sangio Red Blend New Mexico
86 points
$20
A nice, juicy, easy-drinking red with ample fruit.
Rubus 2019 Old Vines Reserve Zinfandel
86 points
$23
An earthenware-baked wine for fans of the sun.
Coyote Canyon Winery 2015 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Primativo Primitivo
86 points
$33
A lush, modern interpretation of an Italian varietal.
H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Big John Cab Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$56
A very mature and brooding Cabernet for the table.
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