Wine Reviews

2874128740USTastes like the wine equivalent of blackberry and cherry jam. It's extracted, ripe and fruity, with a hit of citrusy acidity. Oak adds the usual notes of sweet buttered toast. Lots of people will like it at this price.8420CaliforniaSanta Ynez ValleyCentral CoastFirestone 2009 Merlot (Santa Ynez Valley)MerlotFirestone
2874228741ItalyThis is a simple and clean Prosecco with medium intensity, little depth and bright fruit layers of peach and tangerine. It's a good choice for very informal drinking occasions.Extra Dry8415VenetoProseccoFoss Marai NV Extra Dry (Prosecco)GleraFoss Marai
2874328742USThis wine's aromas are one-dimensional, with a note of pithy white-grapefruit zest at the fore. Light to medium bodied, the palate is marked by tame acidity, and it finishes with a flavor reminiscent of raspberry-infused lemonade.8414VirginiaVirginiaGray Ghost 2011 Vidal Blanc (Virginia)Vidal BlancGray Ghost
2874428743USHalf Sangiovese and one-quarter each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot all coming from the cool 2011 vintage, this is lightly flavored with notes of dried cranberry and sour cherry, backed by firm tannins.Super Tesscan8428OregonColumbia Gorge (OR)Oregon OtherSean P. Sullivan@wawinereportHood Crest 2011 Super Tesscan Red (Columbia Gorge (OR))Red BlendHood Crest
2874528744SpainGritty aromas of grilled meat, rubber and baked plum lead to a candied tasting, syrupy feeling palate that's sweet in flavor and mildly oaky. This results in a rich finish that's sticky, a bit hot and ripe.Vilata Old Vines8410LevanteJumillaMichael Schachner@wineschachLo Nuevo 2011 Vilata Old Vines Monastrell-Syrah (Jumilla)Monastrell-SyrahLo Nuevo
2874628745ItalyThis is a grassy and lemony expression of Pinot Grigio with easy lines and a touch of bright acidity on the close. Pair the wine with Thai mango salad.8410VenetoVenetoNatale Verga 2012 Pinot Grigio (Veneto)Pinot GrigioNatale Verga
2874728746SpainThis wine is hard, piercing and pushy on the nose, with a chemical note. A rubbery, soft palate carries little to no edge, while flavors of cooked berry and carob finish with notes of raisin and rubber. This bullish wine has its good points but it's tough and challenging.Barrancos de Pizarra8453Northern SpainVino de la Tierra de Castilla y LeónMichael Schachner@wineschachPegaso 2009 Barrancos de Pizarra Red (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León)Red BlendPegaso
2874828747USPale in color, this wine brings notes of char, sawdust, red fruit and pencil eraser. Plump, juicy flavors play off a soft structure and abundant oak flavors.8418IdahoSean P. Sullivan@wawinereportSnake River 2009 TempranilloTempranilloSnake River
2874928748ItalyFrom the Predappio area of Romagna in central Italy, this Sangiovese offers rustic aromas of tar and licorice backed by black fruit and prune. There's a savory quality on the close with cured meat and tobacco.Bartimeo8414Central ItalyRomagnaStefano Berti 2011 Bartimeo Sangiovese (Romagna)SangioveseStefano Berti
2875028749ItalyMade with organically-farmed fruit, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers a hint of spice and natural rubber at the outset that is followed by black fruit, red cherry and cola. There's a raw or sharp feel in the mouth.Il Balòss84Central ItalyColli PiacentiniTenuta Villa Tavernago 2012 Il Balòss Cabernet Sauvignon (Colli Piacentini)Cabernet SauvignonTenuta Villa Tavernago
2875128750ItalyMade with organically-farmed fruit, this simple Pinot Grigio shows easy melon and citrus backed by yellow candy and a slightly waxy feel on the close.8412VenetoVenetoTerrAmore 2011 Pinot Grigio (Veneto)Pinot GrigioTerrAmore
2875228751USA rich, oaky style of Chardonnay that spent five months sur lie in neutral French oak. The wine has a soft, mildly sour taste and lurking wet stone notes.Pamela's Vineyard8428CaliforniaMendocino CountyVirginie Boone@vbooneThere Wines 2011 Pamela's Vineyard Chardonnay (Mendocino County)ChardonnayThere Wines
2875328752ItalyThis is a very lean and dry expression of Prosecco Superiore that does a great job of refreshing a thirsty mouth on a hot summer day, but adds little else. Lemon and white flower aromas are backed by sharp bubbles.Zero Nove Brut8418VenetoConegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco SuperioreValdellövo NV Zero Nove Brut (Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore)GleraValdellövo
2875428753USThis lovely wine has a great depth of decadent, succulent aromas of citrus and apple blossom, that explode around tangy acidity. Pear, quince and lemongrass-ginger spice dot the palate in measured, beautiful ways, finishing balanced and crisp.Schug Estate9145CaliforniaCarnerosNapa-SonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneSchug 2014 Schug Estate Chardonnay (Carneros)ChardonnaySchug
2875528754USA buttery style, this bottling offers popcorn, sea salt caramel and vanilla cookies on the nose alongside tropical coconut, ripe peach and banana fruit, all judiciously presented. There's an immediate sizzle of acidity to cut through the butter on the palate, where pan-fried apples, squeezed lemons and almonds make for an excellent California Chardonnay.Dijon Clone9125CaliforniaArroyo SecoCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannScott Family 2014 Dijon Clone Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco)ChardonnayScott Family
2875628755USThis is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (42%), Merlot (30%), Petit Verdot (14%) and Cabernet Franc. Complex aromas of toast, green herbs, fig, citrus, flowers and clove lead to rich but reserved flavors, with the tannins seeming bunched up. Give them time to stretch out. Best after 2020.Ciel du Cheval Vintage9145WashingtonRed MountainColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportSeven Hills 2013 Ciel du Cheval Vintage Red (Red Mountain)Bordeaux-style Red BlendSeven Hills
2875728756AustriaSoft scents of leafy ferns and freshly cut Conference pears are subtly inviting. The palate then trumps with a textured dryness and that softly spiced pepperiness that is Grüner's hallmark. This is classy and grown-up, with lots of zesty, fresh citrus notes thrown in.Weinzierlberg9125KremstalAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoStadt Krems 2015 Weinzierlberg Grüner Veltliner (Kremstal)Grüner VeltlinerStadt Krems
2875828757AustriaLemon and pear take center stage on the nose while the palate presents zesty freshness and wonderful texture. While these Viennese field blends are wonderfully varied, they always are fresh and textured, joyful and food friendly. This wine will lend energy to any repast with its clarion calls of freshness and verve.9123Wiener Gemischter SatzAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoStift Klosterneuburg 2015 White (Wiener Gemischter Satz)White BlendStift Klosterneuburg
2875928758ItalyAromas of oak, toast, espresso, peppermint and a whiff of blue flower lead the nose. The firm palate offers dark cherry, cake spice, grilled herb and anise alongside tightly wound, assertive tannins and bright acidity.La Serra9170PiedmontBaroloKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeAlberto Voerzio 2011 La Serra (Barolo)NebbioloAlberto Voerzio
2876028759USQuite dense and slow to release aromas at first, this bottling, which includes 14% Tempranillo and 6% Tannat, eventually gives scarlet red rose petals, lavender, elderberry and a rich touch of maple-laced bacon fat on the nose. It's much more dynamic and delicious once sipped, with blueberry and blackberry jam, smoked lamb, rosemary and more lavender, bound together by grippy tannins.Predator9134CaliforniaPaso RoblesCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannGrey Wolf Cellars 2013 Predator Syrah (Paso Robles)SyrahGrey Wolf Cellars
2876128760AustriaTart apples and green pears create a refreshing opening. The palate fizzes with uncannily truthful yellow grapefruit peel and white pepper. This is fresh but also holds generous, delicious fruit flavours at its concentrated core. An ultraclean finish makes you crave more.9112WeinviertelAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoGruber Röschitz 2015 Grüner Veltliner (Weinviertel)Grüner VeltlinerGruber Röschitz
2876228761USVery tasty and well-balanced, this wine is fresh, smooth and easy to enjoy, and it stayed that way for two days after tasting. It has delicious red cherry and cranberry flavors that blend nicely with the lively texture and medium body. Just the thing when a slightly lighter, more refreshing red is called for.Wentzel Vineyard9142CaliforniaAnderson ValleyJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsHalcon 2014 Wentzel Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)Pinot NoirHalcon
2876328762SpainPlum, berry, rubber and herbal aromas are earthy and solid as a whole. This Garnacha is dry and complex across the palate, with peppery, herbal flavors of plum, cherry and raspberry. Cocoa and spice notes drive a finish with medium intensity and an overriding sense of freshness. Drink through 2020.Secastilla9137Northern SpainSomontanoMichael Schachner@wineschachViñas del Vero 2010 Secastilla Garnacha (Somontano)GarnachaViñas del Vero
2876428763AustriaA wonderfully subtle but aromatic nose combines appetizing notes of red apple, dried orange peel and a hint of yeast. These flavors combine into the most charming, easy-drinking but textured white wine. This strikes a wonderful balance between an aromatic, almost plump richness of aroma and a sprightly, fresh but concentrated palate. The edges show appetizing white pepper and orange zest. This is highly unusual (this grape represents just 0.4% of Austria's vineyards) but all the more joyous for it.Hofweingarten9124WagramAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoLeth 2015 Hofweingarten Roter Veltliner (Wagram)Roter VeltlinerLeth
2876528764USFrom high-elevation vineyards in both Knights Valley and Sonoma Mountain, this is a well-crafted, integrated and deal of a wine, the grapes grown in volcanic, rocky soils. Crisp red currant confronts a tension of firm tannin and medium-body, remaining bright and seamless on the palate. Stock up for regular consumption.9130CaliforniaSonoma CountySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneL'Oliveto 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County)Cabernet SauvignonL'Oliveto
2876628765ArgentinaNicely integrated plum, cassis, cinnamon and mineral aromas come across with purpose. This feels healthy, lively and firm. Flavors of baked berry fruits, spice, pepper and a sauvage wildness finish steady and with warmth in layers. Drink through 2022.Gala 2 Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot9138Mendoza ProvinceMendozaMichael Schachner@wineschachLuigi Bosca 2013 Gala 2 Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot Red (Mendoza)Bordeaux-style Red BlendLuigi Bosca
2876728766USThis is singer/songwriter John Legend's inaugural wine project in conjunction with Raymond Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Combining 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Petit Verdot, it tells a powerful story in thick layers of blackberry cobbler, chocolate and coffee, the tannin and oak integrated and silky smooth. This is a wine of great presence.Legend Vineyard Exclusive9185CaliforniaNapa ValleyNapaVirginie Boone@vbooneLVE 2013 Legend Vineyard Exclusive Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)Cabernet SauvignonLVE
2876828767AustriaGreen pear peel, some yeasty spice and a bit of lemon zest make for an invigorating nose. The palate comes with apt concentration and provides proper midpalate interest with zest and herbal notes. Lovely grippiness calls for food, but this slips down easily enough by itself.9113CarnuntumAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoMarkowitsch 2015 Grüner Veltliner (Carnuntum)Grüner VeltlinerMarkowitsch
2876928768USA small project by Carr Winery cellarmaster Chris Wright, this 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah is vivacious on the nose with bright pomegranate, nearly effervescent black cherry, iced coffee and inviting fruit punch aromas. There's a sliver of tar to the sip, but mostly suave black and red plum fruit, exotic bergamot tang and Chinese five spice complexity.Cabronita9130CaliforniaSanta Ynez ValleyCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannÓrale 2011 Cabronita Red (Santa Ynez Valley)Rhône-style Red BlendÓrale
2877028769USThe smell of new leather and cigar box continues right into the flavors of this deep-colored, densely textured, quite tannic and full-bodied wine. That funky vein meets deep fruit flavors like black currants, so those who like a little adventure in their wine will love it.9125CaliforniaMendocino CountyJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsPaul Dolan 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendocino County)Cabernet SauvignonPaul Dolan

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