Wine Reviews

4587145870GreeceThis full-bodied red gives sexy aromas of dark chocolate, cherry, vanilla and cedar, followed by equally deep flavors of cocoa, black fruit, plum and black pepper. Smooth but sturdy, it will pair well with steaks, stews and earthier fare.88EpanomiSusan Kostrzewa@suskostrzewaGerovassiliou 2006 Syrah (Epanomi)SyrahGerovassiliou
4587245871ItalyThis is a really fantastic white wine from southern Italy that expresses much of the complexity and beauty of the land that shaped it. It also promises a perfect pairing match to any Mediterranean fish dish—from mussels with coarse black pepper or steamed calamari in lemon juice and olive oil.8822Southern ItalyGreco di TufoFeudi di San Gregorio 2009 Greco di TufoGrecoFeudi di San Gregorio
4587345872FranceThe Abouriou, which forms a small part of the blend of this wine, is one of those many Southwest grapes that has been rescued from a sad decline. It adds a richly perfumed character to the Bordeaux blend in this grape. Attractive, with young tannins and ripe black fruits, it will age well. Drink from 2018.Richard 1er8613Southwest FranceCôtes du MarmandaisRoger Voss@vossrogerCave du Marmandais 2015 Richard 1er Red (Côtes du Marmandais)Red BlendCave du Marmandais
4587445873FranceThis is a delicious soft wine with immediate fruity attraction. With its bright red-currant fruits and refreshing acidity, it is forward and ready to drink now. The wine is made from organic grapes.L'Instant8618ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Barbanau 2016 L'Instant Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséChâteau Barbanau
4587545874FranceIntensely fruity, this wine is, unusually for a Provence rosé, in need of some time to calm down. Its acidity and red-currant fruits are almost too much at this stage. When it softens out, it will be delicious. Here's your holiday wine for end of 2017.8616ProvenceCoteaux d'Aix-en-ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Beaulieu 2016 Rosé (Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence)RoséChâteau Beaulieu
4587645875FranceAn attractive pale rosé color leads to a wine that is made from organically grown grapes. It is fruity with spice and tangerine zest. Red-currant flavors provide acidity and a crisp aftertaste. Drink nowVendanges Manuelles8612ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau la Tour de l'Evêque 2016 Vendanges Manuelles Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséChâteau la Tour de l'Evêque
4587745876FranceNamed after a parcel of land that obviously appeals to blackbirds (merle in French), this is the entry-level rosé of this estate. It is produced from young vines that gives a simple, fruity character with plenty of acidity and a tangy orange flavor. Drink now.Le Merle8616ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Pas du Cerf 2016 Le Merle Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséChâteau Pas du Cerf
4587845877FranceThis perfumed, herbal blend of Syrah and Grenache is tight and very crisp. It has intense tangy acidity and a lively fruity aftertaste. This is a bone-dry rosé with a desire for food.Rosé in the Air8619ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Roquefeuille 2016 Rosé in the Air Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséChâteau Roquefeuille
4589945898USIntensely earthy notes of crushed stone and dried clay offset sweet, slightly caramelized apples and pears. While light bodied and zippy, it finishes with a slightly waxy honeyed sweetness.Kashong Glen Vineyard8623New YorkSeneca LakeFinger LakesAnna Lee C. IijimaBellangelo 2015 Kashong Glen Vineyard Riesling (Seneca Lake)RieslingBellangelo
4587945878FranceFrom sandy soil full of iron oxide, this blend of a range of Southwest grapes comes from a vineyard close to the Atlantic coast. It is a delicious fruity wine with lively acidity, green-fruit and citrus flavors plus a juicy zesty aftertaste. Drink this refreshing wine now.Sables Fauves8612Southwest FranceLandesRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine de Laballe 2016 Sables Fauves White (Landes)White BlendDomaine de Laballe
4588045879FranceLoin de l'Oeil and Mauzac are the prime grapes in this attractive and perfumed wine. It is crisp and with a strong citrus streak as well as a more textured mineral edge. The wine is light, refreshing and ready to drink.Sec8616Southwest FranceGaillacRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine des Terrisses 2016 Sec White (Gaillac)White BlendDomaine des Terrisses
4588145880FranceThe Faulkner family makes a ripe broad style of rosé. This has enough crisp fruit to balance the rich red berry flavors. It has a touch of pepper as well as a fine tang of acidity at the end. Drink now.GC L'Esprit de Provence8616ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine du Grand Cros 2016 GC L'Esprit de Provence Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséDomaine du Grand Cros
4590045899USA veritable fruit punch of honeydew, cantaloupe and white-peach flavors, this sweet juicy wine is approachable and appealing. Striking acidity startles the midpalate but freshens the finish nicely.Dolce Bianco8610New YorkFinger LakesFinger LakesAnna Lee C. IijimaDamiani NV Dolce Bianco White (Finger Lakes)White BlendDamiani
4588245881FranceWith a touch of honey and ripe white-peach flavors, this crisp wine has a warm side. It is also certainly fruity, lively with acidity and citrus. This is an easy wine, refreshing for the summer, ready to drink now.Haut Marin Fossiles8610Southwest FranceCôtes de GascogneRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine Haut Marin 2016 Haut Marin Fossiles White (Côtes de Gascogne)White BlendDomaine Haut Marin
4588345882SpainLemon and tangerine aromas are slightly dusty. In the mouth, this Viura-Verdejo combo is lively and bouncy. Pithy citrus, almond-skin and apple flavors finish juicy.Estate Grown and Bottled869Northern SpainRuedaMichael Schachner@wineschachEsperanza 2016 Estate Grown and Bottled White (Rueda)White BlendEsperanza
4588445883USAromas of mandarin orange, peach and herb are followed by lightly styled, off-dry drinking but still well-balanced fruit flavors. It goes down easy.Terroir Fries Vineyard8618WashingtonWahluke SlopeColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportHogue 2015 Terroir Fries Vineyard Viognier (Wahluke Slope)ViognierHogue
4588545884FranceThis is a pale-colored wine—lightly fruity and with a crisp clean texture. It is balanced with acidity and orange-zest flavor, giving the wine a refreshing lift at the end. This is an apéritif style, ready to drink now.Les Jolies Flles8613ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerJean-Luc and Paul Aegerter 2016 Les Jolies Flles Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséJean-Luc and Paul Aegerter
4588645885USAromas of baking spice, herb, vanilla, wood spice and cherry lead to lightly sweet fruit flavors. The oak is overwhelming, making the variety hard to find.8614WashingtonHorse Heaven HillsColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportMercer Canyons 2014 Malbec (Horse Heaven Hills)MalbecMercer Canyons
4588745886USThis syrupy, dense red exhibits tobacco and root beer flavors, framed with chunky tannins. Blackberry and black current fruit barely show through its leathery texture and profound weight.8659CaliforniaNapa ValleyNapaVirginie Boone@vboonePrime Solum 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)Cabernet SauvignonPrime Solum
4588845887USThis is the first Cabernet Sauvignon release from Meomi founder Joe Wagner. Sourced from vineyards across the appellation, it shows simple yet focused dark cherry and chocolate flavors, dusty tannin and subtle oak, within a framework of moderate acidity and ripeness.8645CaliforniaNapa ValleyNapaVirginie Boone@vbooneQuilt 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)Cabernet SauvignonQuilt
4588945888ArgentinaOily citrus aromas offer side notes of air freshener and apricot. This atypical Chardonnay feels creamy and full, with mild acidity. Floral buttery leesy white-fruit flavors finish a bit soft. Drink now before it loses more steam.Reserva Estate Bottled8615Mendoza ProvinceMendozaMichael Schachner@wineschachRed Puro 2015 Reserva Estate Bottled Chardonnay (Mendoza)ChardonnayRed Puro
4589045889ArgentinaHeavy oak, like the kind you get in a sawmill, is the opening on this Malbec-Bonarda blend, and that's supported by grapy aromas. Saturated, rough and bulky on the palate, this features massively spiced, lavishly oaked berry flavors that lead to a banging finish with scraping tannins.Patriota8620Mendoza ProvinceUco ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachTikal 2014 Patriota Malbec-Bonarda (Uco Valley)Malbec-BonardaTikal
4589145890USLight and simple fruit brings flavors of black-cherry hard candy with a dash of cola. It's a perfectly pleasant style, quaffable and uncomplicated. Drink now and over the next two or three years.8625OregonChehalem MountainsWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Second Growth 2015 Pinot Noir (Chehalem Mountains)Pinot NoirSecond Growth
4589245891ItalyRipe yellow peach, honeydew melon and exotic fruit scents follow through to the lively palate. Zesty acidity leaves a tangy finish.Sallier de la Tour8612Sicily & SardiniaSiciliaKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeTasca d'Almerita 2016 Sallier de la Tour Grillo (Sicilia)GrilloTasca d'Almerita
4589345892ItalyThis straightforward white has subdued aromas suggesting citrus and pear. On the fresh, simple palate, a hint of brine adds interest to apple and lemon zest flavors.Bio8611Sicily & SardiniaTerre SicilianeKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeTenute Orestiadi 2016 Bio Grillo (Terre Siciliane)GrilloTenute Orestiadi
4589445893ArgentinaStone-fruit and melon aromas are a touch gritty and sulfuric. This light-colored racy Chardonnay is citrusy on the palate, with acidic grip and grab. Tangy citrusy buttercup flavors finish sturdy and steady.Elsa Bianchi8612Mendoza ProvinceMendozaMichael Schachner@wineschachValentin Bianchi 2016 Elsa Bianchi Chardonnay (Mendoza)ChardonnayValentin Bianchi
4589545894USThis Pinot Gris is fermented on the skins, then aged in neutral oak for a year-and-a-half. It's a dusty rose in hue, and its tart rhubarb fruit is speckled with peppery spice. The time on skins seems to have amped up the tannins past optimal balance. This is a one-of-a-kind style of Pinot Gris.Pinot Gris8620OregonWillamette ValleyWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Vista Hills 2014 Pinot Gris Rosé (Willamette Valley)RoséVista Hills
4589645895USThis wine's nose and palate bring linzer torte, raspberry jam and charred meat to mind. Thick, big-boned and robust, it finishes on sweet vanilla.McClain8640CaliforniaAlexander ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneWilson 2014 McClain Primitivo (Alexander Valley)PrimitivoWilson
4589745896ArgentinaBaked raisiny aromas are dominant and suggest overripeness. A heavy palate is rich but lacks flow and ease. Baked berry and raisin flavors are tasty but by now it's obvious that this lacks finesse and is off balance.Black8640Mendoza ProvinceMendozaMichael Schachner@wineschachZolo 2012 Black Petit Verdot (Mendoza)Petit VerdotZolo
4589845897USBrown pear, banana and gooey cherimoya aromas show in this blend of 36% Marsanne, 33% Roussanne, 25% Chardonnay and 6% Viognier. A beeswax element comes through on the palate, but the treacly, tropical flavors predominate. A decent acidity keeps it all in check.Silver8636CaliforniaPaso RoblesCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannAscension Cellars 2015 Silver White (Paso Robles)Rhône-style White BlendAscension Cellars

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