May 2022 - New Release Wine

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

New Release Wine Reviews

Risata NV Blueberry Flavored Semi-Sweet Red Blend Italy
92 points
$12
Best Buy
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry-blueberry herb relish, pomegranate chutney, and sage and bay leaf with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, off-dry light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long finish with elements of citrus and berry sorbets and honeyed peach and apple with no oak flavor. A spicy and spry Brachetto-like wine that will be great with bbq or on its own for the pool party.
92 points $12 Best Buy
Raw Bar 2021  Vinho Verde
91 points
$9
Best Buy
Straw color. Aroma of lychee with a full body and a long kaffir lime, slate, and sorrel finish. An energetic crushable wine for all things BYO or sun related.
91 points $9 Best Buy
Contempo 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of green bell pepper, tomato vine and grapefruit rind with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long gooseberries, eucalyptus, and shisito finish. A savory veg heavy Sauvignon Blanc that would pair with goat cheese and a salad.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Risata NV Peach Flavored Semi-Sweet White Blend Italy
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of mango-coconut sorbet, peach blossoms, fruit punch, and honey buttercream with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-long finish with accents of peach sorbet and pineapple and lychee nectars with no oak flavor. A juicy, peach-and-tropical fruit-laden Moscato that packs your bag with plenty of fruit candies.
88 points $12 Best Buy
White Pine 2020 Sophies Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Franc
88 points
$38
Garnet color. Aromas of black cherry and cheese rind with a dry medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long cherry, vanilla, and green pepper finish with moderate oak flavor. A structured, modern Cabernet Franc.
Gracianna 2019 Stagecoach® Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$128
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of olive skin, crayon, and berry fruit leather with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with suggestions of spiced berries and melons, vanilla almond milk, and dried apricot with soft, chewy, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A nice savory, table friendly cabernet with good balance and fruit.
Contempo 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of roasted coffee and eucalyptus with a medium body and a medium bell peppers, white pepper, and plain popcorn finish. A peppery Cab that would go with beef and stuffed peppers.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Contempo 2021 Inferno Red Blend Cachapoal Valley
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Indigo color. Aromas of smoked nuts and meats and grilled green peppers and scallions with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length roasted berries and tomatoes finish with silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A smoky red wine for fajitas and grilled meats.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Contempo 2021  Malbec
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Violet color. Savory aromas and flavors of char grilled green peppers and tomatoes, chocolate blueberries and nuts, cornichons, and teriyaki turkey jerky with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying accents of pomegranate and roasted and pickled root vegetables with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A very savory and table-tuned Malbec that is practically begging to be served with grilled meats and vegetables.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Alamos 2020  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Indigo color. Aromas of crushed blackberries, hints of olives, and cacao nibs with a satiny, medium body and a medium ground pepper, hints of turmeric, and oak finish. A solid Mendoza Cabernet with chewy tannins and red fruit for the table.
87 points $13 Best Buy
White Pine 2019 Reserve Merlot
87 points
$32
Garnet color. Aroma of chocolate shavings with a dry medium body and a medium blackberries, boysenberries, and rhubarb finish with light oak flavor. A bright and lifted, acid-driven Merlot for mastering the art of day drinking.
Alamos 2020 Red Blend Mendoza
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Indigo color. Aromas of leather, barnyard, and crushed blackberries with a slightly chewy, medium body and a medium vanilla bean, chocolate truffle, and hints of rose petal finish. A rustic but juicy Argentine red that’s packed with flavor.
86 points $13 Best Buy
White Pine 2021 Lady Slipper Rose Lake Michigan Shore
85 points
$16
Pink color. Aromas of strawberry bubble gum with a medium body and a medium strawberry jolly ranchers finish. A fruity, juicy rose that’s not to sweet for picnics and bbq’s.
White Pine 2020 Reserve Chardonnay
81 points
$28
Gold color. Aroma of butter popcorn with a watery body and a swift parmesan rind, brown butter, and vanilla finish with moderate oak flavor. A buttery Chardonnay for fans of the style.
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