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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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