June 2022 - New Jersey Wine Competition

June 2022 - New Jersey Wine Competition
This month's Wine feature is New Jersey Wine Competition Wines

New Jersey Wine Competition Reviews

Palmaris 2018 Reserve Estate Merlot
94 points
$22
Garnet black color. Aromas of berry cream pastry, ripe plum, chocolate mousse, and hint of aloe vera and pencil case with a full body and a long creme brulee, spiced nuts, blueberry pancakes, and black cherry finish. A wonderfully sleek and appetizing merlot with fine varietal character and balance.
Palmaris 2015 Reserve Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$40
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of honeycomb balsamic, berry pie with caramel gelato, cedar and sandalwood incense holder, and grilled sweet peppers with a full body and a long cedar plank grilled cherries, smoked nuts and peppercorns, dried leaves, and sauteed mushrooms finish. A plush and pleasurable Cabernet with a lovely veil of exotic smoke.
Tomasello 2020 Reserve Estate Syrah
89 points
$19
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of cherry blossom and cola, huckleberry sorbet, boysenberry tart a la mode, and white peppermint bar and buttercream with a glycerous, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, interesting, long finish with nuances of cocoa puffs, cooked plum, red and purple berries, and baklava with barky tannins and light oak flavor. A monumentally flavorful Syrah that has about every berry flavor imaginable in every sip; would pair with bbq pulled pork.
Tomasello 2020 Epilogue Ice Wine Riesling
89 points
$35
Brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed sultanas, glazed dried apricots, tea with lemon, and honeysuckle with a velvety, bright, sweet medium-full body and a warming, intricate, long finish that exhibits nuances of peach-fig marmalade and apple cider with no oak flavor. A velvety and delicious ice wine that will rule with desserts and cheeses.
Tomasello 2021  Rkatsiteli
88 points
$18
Silvery straw color. Perfumed aromas of white flowers and exotic tropical fruits with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long melon and lychee, herbal honey, quince jam, and coconut water finish with no oak flavor. A lovely floral white with exotic tropical fruit flavors and a refreshing finish.
Tomasello 2020 Reserve Estate Sangiovese
87 points
$19
Dark ruby color. Interesting, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate cherry bonbons, spicy pistachio toffee, and floral honey butter with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-long finish with elements of amarena cherry gelato, nougat, cedar, and grape pie with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A fun and flavorful, almost off-dry red that will be great with bbq.
Tomasello 2021 Reserve Estate Vintage Port Outer Coastal Plain
82 points
$22
Garnet black color. Aromas of silly putty, roast beef with olives, and berry vinaigrette with a supple, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a peculiar, breezy fig paste and cherry juice and cola finish with crunchy, earthy tannins and no oak flavor. A figgy fortified wine for cocktails.
Tomasello NV Blueberry Forté Atlantic County
81 points
$22
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of rose and orange blossom waters, spic and span, and spiced huckleberry juice with a silky, crisp, sweet watery body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish with suggestions of cranberry and orange sherbet, cherry fruit punch, and eau de toilette with no oak flavor. A full-throttle, super floral fortified wine best with cocktails.
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