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Reviews for 2022

November 2022 - New Release Wine

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

New Release Wine Reviews

Berton Vineyards 2022 Metal Label Flavored Moscato Frizzanté Riverina
95 points
$13
Best Buy
A fascinating and delectable Moscato Frizzante with just a hint of extra floral lift and spiced complexity.
95 points $13 Best Buy
Boitano Cellars 2019 828 Clone Pinot Noir
95 points
$75
Lush and fruity with some spicy accents that make this a seriously delicious food friendly wine.
Paxton 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$19
Best Buy
This is a pretty seriously delicious Cabernet for someone that likes the ripe fruits characteristics of Cabernet balanced with savory green herbs.
94 points $19 Best Buy
Art Of Earth 2021 Rosé Vin De France
93 points
$15
Best Buy
A very light, floral, and delicate Rose that is super crushable.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Coastal Vibes NV  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$4
Best Buy
Has the herbal components to pair brilliantly with Thai food, but be careful, this wine is totally dry so it won't help to quench the heat.
92 points $4 Best Buy
Sunscape NV  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$9
Best Buy
Herbaceous with restrained fruit aromatics; a beautiful, lean, and textbook example of Sauvignon Blanc.
92 points $9 Best Buy
Sunscape NV  Merlot
92 points
$9
Best Buy
A simple, straightforward, and incredibly easy drinking benchmark California Merlot.
92 points $9 Best Buy
Boitano Cellars 2019 Pom Clone 4 Pinot Noir
92 points
$75
Cherry forward with subtle hints of sweet mesquite smoke, this is an ideal pairing for pulled pork.
Berton Vineyards 2021 Metal Label Rosé Shiraz
91 points
$13
Best Buy
Thinking ahead to Summer patio season, this is a BBQ Rosé for days here.
91 points $13 Best Buy
La Playa 2020 Estate Series Merlot
90 points
$9
Best Buy
A serious and contemplative version of Merlot to ponder in your glass now and watch as it get better in the future.
90 points $9 Best Buy
Fontella 2020  Chianti DOCG
90 points
$11
Best Buy
A wine that makes you want to order an extra course and linger on the piazza in Sienna watching the horses.
90 points $11 Best Buy
Belasco De Baquedano 2021 Llama Bonarda-Malbec Blend Luján De Cuyo
90 points
$13
Best Buy
Distinctly new world with an old world nuance; this blend would pair nicely with roasted vegetables or gorgonzola.
90 points $13 Best Buy
Art Of Earth 2020  Riesling
90 points
$15
Best Buy
A classic example of Riesling, showcasing minerality and dry citrus flavors on both the nose and palate.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Paradise Ridge 2019  Zinfandel
90 points
$48
This is a hefty wine with some zippy acidity that will hold up to some bbq or better yet espresso and cocoa dry rubbed brisket.
Gregory James Wines 2018 Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$135
A Cabernet with concentrated fruit and tightly wound; this will improve over a decade in cellar, or benefit from several hours of decanting if you need to check in now.
La Playa 2020 Estate Series Carmenere
89 points
$9
Best Buy
A dark and chocolate heavy red wine that would pair well with mole.
89 points $9 Best Buy
Belasco De Baquedano 2021 Llama Cabernet Franc
89 points
$13
Best Buy
This wine has lovely structure and flavor with an exceptionally perfumed nature.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Gregory James Wines 2018 Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir
89 points
$45
Lush and decadent Pinot Noir to pair with the main course in to the dessert course.
La Playa 2019 Red Blend Colchagua Valley
88 points
$9
Best Buy
A Syrah blend that is a must have with grilled beef.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Sunscape NV Red Blend California
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Please any crowd with this easy drinking red blend; ripe fruit and earthy finish will be the life of the party.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Vino De Eyzaguirre 2019  Merlot
88 points
$11
Best Buy
A lean and herbaceous expression of Merlot that would play an excellent counterpoint to a cheese stuffed squash blossom atop a boar ragu.
88 points $11 Best Buy
Art Of Earth NV  Prosecco di Treviso DOC
88 points
$18
A crisp and refreshing sparkling wine for any occasion.
Jersey NV  White Moscato
88 points
$20
Sweet fun and fruity, this would make for a solid after dinner wine.
Portlandia NV Brut Sparkling Wine Columbia Valley
88 points
$21
A pleasing domestic sparkler with good depth a flavor and a touch of herbaceousness that will make an excellent apéritif to have with a light salad course.
Paradise Ridge 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$49
Plump, fruity, and juicy with dripping new oak; showing big and bold flavors if you want to drink this now, but set down a few bottles to check it out later with some age and integration.
Winemakers Selection 2021 Classic Series Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$5
Best Buy
Varietally correct with hints of terroir, this is exactly what you want from a daily drinker.
87 points $5 Best Buy
Sunscape NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Fruity and approachable; this would make an easy going Cabernet BTG option.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Castello Del Poggio NV Strawberry Kiss Monferrato
87 points
$10
Best Buy
If you are looking for nostalgia in a glass, this tastes like everything strawberry made for kids in the 80s and 90s.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Jersey NV Red Blend American
87 points
$14
Best Buy
An interesting wine to pair with a fruity breakfast muffin.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Jersey NV Blueberry Wine American
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Pair this fruity wine with berry pie ala mode.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Jersey NV Peach Wine American
87 points
$14
Best Buy
You don't need to move to the country to get your peaches, just pop and pour this wine.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Art Of Earth NV Bubbly Sangria Castilla La Mancha
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Ripe and zesty, this red Sangria is moderately sweet and quite refreshing.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Red Sled NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$18
Fresh, tart fruit makes this a red wine that won't weigh you down.
Portlandia NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Columbia Valley
87 points
$21
Breakfast bubbles to pair with bacon and make your weekend brunch really pop.
Rigoberto 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$29
A multi dimensional red wine that will pair well with almost all grilled meats.
South Slope Wines 2018 Morse Vineyard Sangiovese
87 points
$42
A new world example of an old world wine; dark and concentrated and meant to be paired with red meat.
Coastal Vibes NV Sweet Red Blend California
86 points
$4
Best Buy
Pair this easy drinker with a beet and burrata salad.
86 points $4 Best Buy
Coastal Vibes NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$5
Best Buy
The concentrated fruit flavors of this Cabernet are backed by pepper notes for added complexity.
86 points $5 Best Buy
Sunscape NV  White Moscato
86 points
$9
Best Buy
A good summer sipper to bring to a picnic.
86 points $9 Best Buy
Vino De Eyzaguirre 2019  Syrah
86 points
$11
Best Buy
A great red to pair with pulled pork or chicken.
86 points $11 Best Buy
Jersey NV Cheer Semi-Sweet Red Blend American
86 points
$24
Light, sweet and juicy fruit makes this beverage easy to enjoy.
Jersey NV Dry Rosé American
86 points
$26
A good house Rosé that would please a crowd.
Coastal Vibes NV  Chardonnay
85 points
$4
Best Buy
A pleasant concentration of fruit join with buttery, oak forward aromas in this Chardonnay.
85 points $4 Best Buy
Coastal Vibes NV  White Moscato
85 points
$4
Best Buy
It would be easy to get lost in the floral bouquet alone and then you taste ripe high spirited fruit that is so smooth and easy to drink.
85 points $4 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
85 points
$6.99
A fresh and fruity sangria; party in a bottle.
85 points $6.99
Art Of Earth 2021  Malbec
85 points
$15
A dark and tannic red wine that would hold up to a hearty, grilled meat dish.
Jersey NV Rosé American
85 points
$20
A light, refreshing Rosé that is easy to drink and has soft red fruit aromas.
Jersey NV  Syrah
85 points
$28
Sweeter styled Syrah to pair with lamb, especially lamb with sweet mint jelly.
La Mura 2021 Terre Siciliane IGT Pinot Grigio
84 points
$9
A good house white to please a crowd.
La Playa 2021 Estate Series Dry Rosé Maule Valley
84 points
$9
A savory Rosé that would pair well with grilled white meat and some pungent cheese.
Sunscape NV  Chardonnay
84 points
$9
Restrained oak mixed with ripe tropical fruit and a lengthy finish characterize this Chardonnay.
The Charmer 2021 Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$13
This Cabernet shows crisp and zesty red berries ala mode with barrel spice.
Jersey NV White Blend American
84 points
$14
Its adult Sprite, drink it at the beach or a family picnic.
Jersey NV Caramel Apple Flavored Wine American
84 points
$16
An apple forward, buttery drink that could be consumed on its own but would be more interesting as a drink modifier.
Jersey NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$20
A candied Cabernet for the Thursday cabaret.
Jersey NV Sugar Plum American
84 points
$20
Fruity but has a crisp acidity to help balance out the sweetness.
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