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August 2023 - US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals Part 2

August 2023 - US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals Part 2
This month's Wine feature is US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals Part 2 Wines

US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals Part 2 Reviews

Cerro 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$50
A delicious and super supple Napa Cabernet that delights the palate with a panoply of fruit and oak flavors.
Provenance Vineyards 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$24
A fun, spicy, and lightly herbal Cabernet with juiciness and toastiness served up in equal measure.
True Oak Estate 2020  Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$28
An incredibly solid Cabernet with loads of red and black fruits and a nice balance of mild oak.
Provenance Vineyards 2019  Merlot
94 points
$34
Bold ripe black and red fruit balanced with rich vanilla cream barrel flavors and aromas; pair with beef tenderloin and a smile.
Bianchi 2019 Signature Selection Merlot
94 points
$42
A rich and ripe, extremely clean and well executed Merlot with amazing complexity.
Cerro 2018 Red Blend Napa Valley
94 points
$45
A sleek and stylish Napa red blend with lovely meshed flavors and texture.
True Oak Estate 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$18
Best Buy
Clean and crisp with pronounced tropical fruit and ripe orchard fruit on the nose and palate; would pair well with creamy goat cheese or light veggie dishes.
93 points $18 Best Buy
King Estate 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$19
Best Buy
A mouthwatering Oregon Sauvignon Blanc with a great combination of ripe fruit and savory green goodness; will be a compelling partner for fish tacos.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate NV Cardinals Crest® Winemakers Blend American
93 points
$22
A tasty mouth filling red with nice flavor and versatility; bold with just enough refinement.
Greyscale 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$75
A most elegant sipper today with several years of potential cellar development in its future to gain ever greater depth and integration.
North By Northwest 2019 Red Blend Columbia Valley
92 points
$14
Best Buy
A pleasure packed red blend that charms and instantly gratifies with every sip.
92 points $14 Best Buy
The Soldier 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$23
An excellent blend of grapes that enhance the base Cabernet Sauvignon and make this a fantastic steakhouse BTG without getting overly oaky.
Dutton Estate 2022 Kylies Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$29
Citrus and green herbs balanced with a rich, round palate; would make a good food pairing wine to serve with fish tacos or grilled chicken with pineapple salsa.
Biltmore Estate 2020 Limited Release Malbec
92 points
$30
A very tasty expression of a bold, ripe, and juicy Malbec.
Charles Krug 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$41
Juicy, effortlessly drinkable, and just happy to be here, this approachable Napa Cabernet welcomes everybody.
King Estate 2018 Quintessence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$60
A ripe and bold New World take on a Left Bank blend.
Lobo 2020 Wulff Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$105
A great example of a domestic Cabernet, dark fruit flavors with notes of chocolate and oak; very likely to improve with age and benefit from a decant if drinking young.
Charles Krug 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$22
A rich and ripe Napa Sauvignon Blanc that paints a pretty picture with both tropical and savory colors and tones.
Ettore Winery 2019 Zero Merlot
91 points
$35
A spicy and layered Merlot with interesting flavors and sumptuous texture.
Le Vigne 2019  Merlot
90 points
$28
Exactly what you expect with an explosion of baked red and black fruit on the nose and palate with sufficient structure to pair with most meals.
Ciccone Vineyard And Winery 2020 Lee La Tage Red Blend Leelanau Peninsula
90 points
$38
A vivacious red blend that captivates with cool climate acidity and a bucket brigade of bright berries.
Le Vigne 2019 Estate Malbec
90 points
$42
A ripe and vibrant Malbec with a splash of green herbs; try this with lamb instead of the mint jelly.
Smith & Elliott 2020  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$16
Best Buy
A solid Cabernet for everyday dinner pairings.
89 points $16 Best Buy
Provenance Vineyards 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$49
A big but delicious Napa Cabernet that will integrate and improve with some cellar aging.
Ettore Winery 2019 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$52
A slightly leaner style of Cabernet that balances tart red berries against the black fruit and has a nice herbaceous lift.
King Estate 2018 Weinbau Vineyard Cabernet Franc
89 points
$54
A toothsome, true-to-typicity Cabernet Franc with ample fruit, lush oak, bright acidity, and pinpoint balance.
Next 2018 Red Blend Columbia Valley
88 points
$13
Best Buy
A rock solid, meaty, everyday red with wide appeal and versatility.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2021 Red Blend Columbia Valley
88 points
$16
A good house red to open any day of the week and have with a burger.
Pend D’Oreille 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$27
A very tasty and zesty, citrus-accented Cabernet that is sure to liven up an evening.
White Pine 2021 Sophies Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Franc
88 points
$34
A healthy marriage of bright, zesty fruit and creamy, toasty oak make this Michigan red a pleasure to drink and enjoy on its own or at the table.
Dancing Crow Vineyards 2021 Old Stake 1901 Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$35
A solid table wine that will pair and hold up against grilled meats.
Lost Hog Winery 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$16
A soft and easy Sauvignon Blanc sipper with bright acidity.
CK Mondavi 2019 Oak Aged Family Select Cabernet Sauvignon California
87 points
$16.99
This wine smells like California; fruit orchards, redwood sap, and fancy new car interior.
87 points $16.99
Smith & Elliott 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$18
A slightly less aromatic take on Sauvignon Blanc loaded with ripe fruit and zesty acidity; a nice food wine and picnic partner.
Biltmore Estate 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$22
A good red blend showcasing clean wine making.
Smith & Elliott 2020  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$26
A chewy, scrumptious Cabernet that will be great with spicy meat dishes.
Bianchi 2019 Signature Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$37
A dark and brooding red wine that would pair well with a dessert cheese course.
CK Mondavi 2021  Merlot
86 points
$7
Best Buy
A juicy, easy drinking Merlot with plenty of ripe fruit to enjoy.
86 points $7 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$7
Best Buy
A tasty and charming Sauvignon Blanc pleaser for all occasions.
86 points $7 Best Buy
Shadow Ridge 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$9
Best Buy
A fruity, toasty, straightforward Cabernet for everyday pleasure.
86 points $9 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2021  Merlot
86 points
$18
A chewy and appetizing Merlot that will be nice at the table.
DRM Winery 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$67
A curious, mature, sweet and sour like Napa Cabernet that will be a good match with savory dishes.
CK Mondavi 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$7
A pleasantly oaky Cabernet for everyday pleasure; easy, breezy.
Le Vigne 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$28
A decent red to bring to a block party.
Ettore Winery 2019 Ettore Rosso Red Blend Mendocino
85 points
$42
A mature, very savory red blend for a rich meal at the hunter's table.
Palmaris 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$45
A nice Old World styled left bank Bordeaux blend that is still drinking well now.
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