February 2024 - US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals

February 2024 - US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals
This month's Wine feature is US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals Wines

US Red & White Bordeaux Varietals Reviews

Pend D’Oreille 2021  Merlot
93 points
$26
A dark, brooding, and powerfully built Merlot with a strong oak back bone and a rich finish.
Spangler 2021  Merlot
93 points
$29
Everything you want from a ripe and juicy Merlot that also keeps itself in check with crisp acidity and balance; cheers.
Waving Tree 2015 Single Vineyard Syrah
93 points
$30
Herbal notes backed with chocolate and fruit nuance; this is a complex wine full of flavor and primary fruit to drink now with slow roasted meats.
Gordon Estate 2021 Tradition Reserve Red Blend Columbia Valley
93 points
$40
Big, bold, and fruity with a nice savory back bone and a considerable structure that will pair well with big, rich red meats.
AvinoDos 2020 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$64
A dark and complex Cab Sauv that is fruit balanced with subtle herbal and savory flavors; a stellar food pairing wine.
AvinoDos 2019 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$95
Smells of fine chocolates, ripe, lush red and black fruit, and finely made oak furniture; a pure Napa splendor for your palate.
Amizetta Vineyards 2021  Cabernet Franc
93 points
$105
A well made and deliciously dark, rich Cabernet Franc balancing its traditional vegetal flavors with a splash of oak.
Gordon Estate 2021 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$35
Dark and rich with a splash of oak while maintaining fruit integrity, then its fresh acidity makes it lighter on the palate than expected; a pleasure to drink.
AvinoDos 2020 Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc
92 points
$52
Rich and showing earth, fruit, and oak in harmony; a ripe Cab Franc that is ready for some bold steak pairings.
Amizetta Vineyards 2021  Merlot
92 points
$75
Big, ripe fruit and creamy vanilla and chocolate from some fine oak; this is delicious and exactly what you expect and want from Napa.
Mira Winery 2022 OvAu White Blend Napa Valley
92 points
$85
Fruity and floral with a delicate bitterness and crisp acidity, this is an incredibly versatile and food pairing friendly wine for any occasion.
Mira Winery 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$95
A bold and opulent Stags Leap Cab with loads of vanilla, oak, and pastry fruits; structure, fruit, alcohol, and acid to endure for years.
Arrington Vineyards 2021 Russell Merlot
91 points
$30
A lush, full bodied Merlot that sings with saucy fruit and integrated tannins; the presence of oak adds gravitas.
Pend D’Oreille 2021 LOeuvre Reserve Blend Red Columbia Valley
91 points
$36
A complex and delicious Bordeaux blend that has fruit but truly stands apart by the complex and savory qualities of this wine that will make it a delight with dinner pairings.
Spangler 2021  Petit Verdot
91 points
$39
Vibrant and beautifully aromatic, this is a delicious example of Petit Verdot shining in the spotlight.
AvinoDos 2019 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$66
Herbs and juicy, plump fruit complement the smoky oak and firm tannins.
Mira Winery 2021 Estate Cabernet Franc
91 points
$95
A big and barrel forward Cab Franc with an herbal quality that maintains its structure; will be great with grilled or roasted meats.
Amizetta Vineyards 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$115
A polished, decadent, and delicious Napa Cab.
Spangler 2021 Party Of Six Claret Southern Oregon
90 points
$32
Flavorful and fruity with bright acidity and a lingering, earthy finish; this wine would pair well with braised short rib.
Spangler 2020  Cabernet Franc
90 points
$32
A ripe expression of Cabernet Franc with vibrant acidity that maintains a rich, earthy character and dashes in a bit of barrel flavors.
Spangler 2020 Crater View Carmenere
90 points
$39
A well-muscled red with concentrated fruit and a backbone of spice that brings the fruit and tannin thunder; pair with a hearty stew or chili.
Mira Winery 2021 Jimmy Ds Red Blend Napa Valley
90 points
$65
The ripe fruit on the nose pulls you in and the bright acidity keeps you coming back for more; a great example of a food friendly red blend from Napa Valley.
Mira Winery 2021 Estate Petit Verdot
90 points
$95
Mouth coating and lush, densely fruited, smooth and savory; a well executed single varietal Petit Verdot.
Arrowhead Spring Vineyards 2020 Estate Reserve Red Meritage
89 points
$24
Tart fruit flavors combine with notes of chocolate and coffee to create a lifted, elegant wine.
Black Box NV  Merlot
88 points
$19.98
A simple, classic, fruity, and juicy Merlot for all occasions.
88 points $19.98
Black Box NV Tart & Tangy Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$19.98
A tropical and crowd pleasing Sauvignon Blanc with a nice balance of acid and mild bitterness to make it very food friendly.
88 points $19.98
The Soldier 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$23
A pleasant, well balanced example of a Washington Cab Sauv that shows similarity to a Left Blank Bordeaux table wine.
Arrington Vineyards 2022 Kinzley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$24
Crisp and clean with a slight spicy note to complement the tart citrus.
Arrington Vineyards 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$32
A nice house wine, very food friendly, and will please most Cabernet drinkers in any banquet setting.
AvinoDos 2021 Single Vineyard Merlot
88 points
$32
A lovely food wine and a pleasing daily drinker with the lush flavor and balanced structure that you expect from a Sonoma Merlot.
Arrington Vineyards 2020 KB 14*20 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$58
A big and brooding red that will pair well with red meats off the smoker.
Mira Winery 2022 Estate White Wine Blend Yountville, Napa Valley
88 points
$75
A zippy Fume Blanc alternative with a slightly vanilla candied note.
Mira Winery 2022 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$85
A rich and lightly oaky expression of Sauvignon Blanc dripping with vanilla baked orchard and tropical fruits.
Trader Joe’s 2022 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$9
Best Buy
A lively and bright Cabernet Sauvignon with earthy qualities and a dry finish.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Arrowhead Spring Vineyards 2020 Estate Cabernet Franc
87 points
$19
A savory wine with a beautiful nose and just a touch of bitterness on the palate that will work well in food pairings.
Pend D’Oreille 2020 Bistro Rouge Red Blend Columbia Valley
87 points
$19
Big and bold with rich chocolate but also with notes of herbaceousness to balance.
Basalt Cellars 2020 Stone Garden Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$38
A solid Cabernet that is expressive of climate and terroir; pair with grilled meats.
Narmada Winery 2020 Reserve Cabernet Franc
86 points
$60
A complex pour with new adventures in every sip; bold, rich, and showing off red fruits and spices.
DNA Vineyards 2018 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$29
A nice sipper for a hearty beef dinner.
Preferred Stock NV Meritage Red Blend Napa Valley
85 points
$49
A subtle nose and earthy tannic structure make this a nice wine to warm you up on a slow cooker kind of night.
Autumn Lake Winery 2021 Estate Petit Verdot
84 points
$42
Savory and tart with a dark fruit backbone.
Narmada Winery 2020  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$42
Pair this with BBQ and/or a dessert plate of candied nuts and heavy cheeses.
Narmada Winery 2020 Yash Vir Red Blend Virginia
84 points
$55
Smoky and earthy with subtle fruit.
Narmada Winery 2020 Melange Red Blend Virginia
83 points
$38
A red wine pairing for day drinking at a barbecue.
Bear Claw Vineyards 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
83 points
$83
An alternative climate Cabernet that delivers a contemplative drinking experience.
Black Box NV Brilliant Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
81 points
$19.98
A sweet, fruity wine.
81 points $19.98
Waving Tree NV Rivergazer Red Blend Columbia Valley
80 points
$30
A red wine for Sherry and Stout drinkers.
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