Wine Reviews

3102131020USAromas of rose and orange oil dominate the nose, while the palate brings more tart nectarine and blossom notes. Medium bodied, with balanced acidity, this wine finishes with a slightly fuzzy texture.Signature8628VirginiaVirginiaAlexander PeartreeDuCard 2013 Signature Viognier (Virginia)ViognierDuCard
3102231021USA blend of Petit Manseng and Muscat, this wine is overtly floral and fruity. Sweet lily and white rose aromas pervade an exotic palate of lychee and orange oil. While easy to enjoy on its own, this would make a fun pairing with Thai curries.Block Eleven8627VirginiaVirginiaAlexander PeartreeEarly Mountain 2014 Block Eleven White (Virginia)White BlendEarly Mountain
3102331022USThe aromas on this wine are muddled, with notes of cocoa, vanilla, black pepper, tire rubber and cherry. The cranberry and cherry flavors are medium bodied backed by dry tannins.Vineyard Selection The Fresh Market8612WashingtonColumbia Valley (WA)Columbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportFirebrix 2013 Vineyard Selection The Fresh Market Merlot (Columbia Valley (WA))MerlotFirebrix
3102431023USZesty lemon accents toast and grilled peach aromas, leading to a lithe and zippy, citrus-driven palate. It's a great sipper to accompany barbecued chicken on warm summer nights.Barrel Fermented8625VirginiaVirginiaAlexander PeartreeFox Meadow 2013 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (Virginia)ChardonnayFox Meadow
3102531024New ZealandThis pleasant, medium-bodied wine stays 11 months in French oak (30% new), so there's plenty of barrel influence. The cherry and herb notes manage to stand up to the wood treatment, which adds a layer of mocha flavor and a touch of bitterness. Drink now–2017.8617Wairau ValleyJoe Czerwinski@JoeCzGrove Mill 2013 Pinot Noir (Wairau Valley)Pinot NoirGrove Mill
3102631025New ZealandCool weather in 2012 kept acid levels high, something that comes across clearly in this wine. The fruit is bright and crisp—more like pie cherry than Bing or Rainier—and turns tart on the finish. Because of this, it could be one of those Pinot Noirs that pairs well with salmon.8629MarlboroughJoe Czerwinski@JoeCzNautilus 2012 Pinot Noir (Marlborough)Pinot NoirNautilus
3102731026New ZealandBoasting aromas of sous bois, damp moss and mocha, this medium-bodied wine presents a pleasant blend of savory flavors, heavily underscored by tart, lemony acids. It's very crisp, which slightly limits its pleasure.8622Central OtagoJoe Czerwinski@JoeCzTwelfth Night 2012 Pinot Noir (Central Otago)Pinot NoirTwelfth Night
3102831027USThis blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 37% Petit Verdot and 13% Malbec is dark purple in color, with rich blackberry and brambleberry tones accented by liquorice and bubble gum. The rich palate carries similar dark fruit tones, framed by silky-soft tannins.Apeliotes8640ColoradoGrand ValleyAlexander PeartreeAnemoi 2013 Apeliotes Red (Grand Valley)Bordeaux-style Red BlendAnemoi
3102931028USAn unusual blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, this wine displays aromas of pencil lead, blackberry and coffee. It drinks off dry, with a plush feel to the fruit flavors that help it go down easy.The Expedition8615WashingtonHorse Heaven HillsColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportCanoe Ridge 2013 The Expedition Red (Horse Heaven Hills)Red BlendCanoe Ridge
3103031029USFresh and breezy, brimming with zesty lemons and apple blossoms, this light-bodied Riesling is refreshing and tart. Just a touch off dry, it's straightforward in style and thirst-quenchingly enjoyable.8615New YorkFinger LakesFinger LakesAnna Lee C. IijimaCastel Grisch 2013 Riesling (Finger Lakes)RieslingCastel Grisch
3103131030FranceSimple and fruity, this is ready for summer drinking. It is very fresh, crisp, lightly textured and with fragrant, refreshing acidity. A touch of pepper gives the aftertaste attractive spice.La Girafe Verte8616ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Barbanau 2014 La Girafe Verte Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséChâteau Barbanau
3103231031USMuddled stone fruit aromas meld with overripe floral tones on the nose. There's a pop of pineapple and mango fruits on the front, with tangerine leading to a short finish. This is a straightforward but enjoyable fruit-bomb.8620VirginiaVirginiaAlexander PeartreeHorton 2013 Viognier (Virginia)ViognierHorton
3103331032ItalyMade with organically grown grapes, this has a focused almond fragrance punctuated with a citrusy note. The aromas carry over to the racy palate along with yellow apple peel, a flinty sensation and brisk acidity.Hydra8613TuscanyVernaccia di San GimignanoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeIl Palagione 2014 Hydra (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)VernacciaIl Palagione
3103431033FranceThis is a ripe, softly fruity wine that has acidity within a smooth texture. It is dry without being too tight or nervy. Citrus fruits dominate, giving a crisp aftertaste. Drink with food.Domaine Aureillan86ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerLes Maîtres Vignerons de la Presqu'île de Saint-Tropez 2014 Domaine Aureillan Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséLes Maîtres Vignerons de la Presqu'île de Saint-Tropez
3103531034ItalyCrisp and refreshing aromas suggest white wildflower and pear. The bright, easygoing palate delivers crunchy green apple, nectarine zest and a light almond note alongside vibrant acidity.Villa Bianchi8610Central ItalyVerdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi ClassicoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeUmani Ronchi 2012 Villa Bianchi (Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico)VerdicchioUmani Ronchi
3103631035USBright aromas of apricot, pear, lavender and jasmine capture the senses while the richly sweet stone fruit flavors also bring pleasure. The concentration and acid don't entirely match up but there's still much to enjoy.Late Harvest869WashingtonWashingtonWashington OtherSean P. Sullivan@wawinereportWashington Hills 2013 Late Harvest Riesling (Washington)RieslingWashington Hills
3103731036ItalyRefreshing and easygoing, this offers citrus zest, yellow peach and almond sensations. Bright and loaded with zesty acidity, it would pair well with pasta topped by mussels.8610TuscanyVernaccia di San GimignanoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeMassimo Daldin 2014 Vernaccia di San GimignanoVernacciaMassimo Daldin
3103831037USRich and ripe, this intense wine is verging into tropical land with pineapple and mango, plus an overreaching expression of oak and vanilla. It offers medium- to full-bodied weight and a big finish.8627CaliforniaRussian River ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneMatrix 2012 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)ChardonnayMatrix
3103931038ItalyHere's a delicate white that offers aromas of acacia flower, white peach and citrus zest that carry over to the palate. Moderate acidity brightens the juicy fruit flavors.8617TuscanyToscanaKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeMocali 2013 Vermentino (Toscana)VermentinoMocali
3104031039USWhile the nose suggests hints of oxidation, the bright palate brims with fresh apple and pear flavors. It's plump and rich in mouthfeel, accented by streaks of caramel, toast and spice.Reserve8620New YorkNorth Fork of Long IslandLong IslandAnna Lee C. IijimaOsprey's Dominion 2012 Reserve Chardonnay (North Fork of Long Island)ChardonnayOsprey's Dominion
3104131040ItalyAromas of yellow flower, beeswax and a whiff of tropical fruit guide the nose, while bright acidity supports the yellow peach and pineapple flavors. It closes on a note of bitter almond.Santa Chiara8614TuscanyVernaccia di San GimignanoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefePalagetto 2013 Santa Chiara (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)VernacciaPalagetto
3104231041USA confectionary aspect to the bouquet of this wine dances near to marshmallow and nougat. On the palate, it tells a different story, offering crisp, savory peach and citrus, all within a low-intensity package that speaks more to acidity than to power.8622CaliforniaRussian River ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vboonePiccolo 2013 Ribolla Gialla (Russian River Valley)Ribolla GiallaPiccolo
3104331042New ZealandCentral Otago Pinot Noir doesn't come along very often at this price. This medium-weight, peppery wine doesn't show a ton of fruit, but does deliver some pleasantly spicy complexity and a mouthwatering chocolaty finish. Drink now.Run 2458630Central OtagoJoe Czerwinski@JoeCzPisa Range 2011 Run 245 Pinot Noir (Central Otago)Pinot NoirPisa Range
3104431043USSlightly unusual for a Viognier, this offers notes of lychee, rose and citrusy hops on the nose. Grapefruit pith leads to round nectarine and peach, offering ample weight for this exotic sipper.Estate Grown8626VirginiaMonticelloAlexander PeartreePollak 2013 Estate Grown Viognier (Monticello)ViognierPollak
3104531044USLively and aromatic, this shows aromas of candied peach, Juicy Fruit gum and white flower. The palate shows pleasant weight, texture and more tart flavors. The addition of 6% Petit Manseng brings acidic lift that lasts through the finish.8630VirginiaVirginiaAlexander PeartreeRappahannock Cellars 2014 Viognier (Virginia)ViognierRappahannock Cellars
3104631045ItalyAromas suggest leafy underbrush, woodland berry and a whiff of Mediterranean scrub. The lean palate offers raw red cherry and the barest hint of clove alongside brisk acidity and drying tannins.A'Luciano8615TuscanyMorellino di ScansanoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeSanta Lucia 2013 A'Luciano (Morellino di Scansano)Red BlendSanta Lucia
3104731046New ZealandSlightly herbal on the palate, this wine takes red fruit notes of raspberry and pomegranate to a stridently tart level. It's compact and linear, with a crisp finish.Old Coach Road8620NelsonJoe Czerwinski@JoeCzSeifried 2013 Old Coach Road Pinot Noir (Nelson)Pinot NoirSeifried
3104831047ItalyAromas of peach and a whiff of aromatic herb lead the nose while the bright palate offers stone fruit and green apple. Lively acidity gives it a clean, refreshing finish.Secco8615Central ItalyOrvietoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeSergio Mottura 2013 Secco (Orvieto)White BlendSergio Mottura
3104931048ItalyHere's a Prosecco with real personality. Left to finish fermentation in the bottle on its lees and made without any added dosage, it displays a slightly cloudy appearance from fine sediment deposited at the bottom, which gives it another dimension. Pure flavors include tart green apple, lime, white peach and kiwi, with a hint of lemon pastry. It's balanced in mouthwatering acidity and finishes bone-dry.Col Fondo9020VenetoProseccoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeCa' dei Zago 2013 Col Fondo (Prosecco)GleraCa' dei Zago
3105031049GermanyWaxy white flowers and peaches scent this ripe, penetrating Riesling full of sweet tangerine and stone-fruit flavors. Fresh lime and mineral tones accent the palate, leading a long, lingering finish. It's effortlessly quaffable yet elegant and complex.Estate Bottled Old Vines9018MoselAnna Lee C. IijimaSt. Urbans-Hof 2012 Estate Bottled Old Vines Riesling (Mosel)RieslingSt. Urbans-Hof

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