88 Points – $20 to $25
A dark black color with a leather and spice nose. Flavors of pepper and berries. An aggressive Italian style syrah.
Name: Cortona Syrah
Maker: Tenimenti Luigi D’Alessandro
Price: $20 to $25
86 Points – $20-$25
Ruby red in color with cherry fruit and berry nose. Flavors of tobacco, nut berry and fruit. Balanced, dry medium finish.
Name: Grand Reserva Blend
Grape: Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 31%, Carmenere 27%, Syrah 18%, Malbec 12%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 3%
Maker: Vina Chocalain
Mainly Negrette – a 12th century grape exclusive to the region north of Toulouse. Dark black in color with a nose of blackcurrant and leather. Flavors of blackcurrant, blueberries and licorice. The 2002 vintage is well aged with a smooth finish.
Grape: Negrette, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Maker: Chateau Bellevue La Foret
87 Points – $15
An unoaked blend with a citrus and peach nose. Tasting of melon and citrus fruit with a mild acidic finish.
Name: Stump Jump
Grape: White blend: riesling, sauvignon blanc, roussanne, marsanne
86 Points – $15
A light, sweet wine with a nose of green apples and grapefruit. Flavors of citrus and apple. A great Riesling served chilled on a hot day.
Name: Dr.L Riesling
86 Points – $15
A translucent light colored wine with mild spice on the nose, medium flavors of fruit and tart spice with a sharp finish.
Name: The Long Flat Vineyard Shiraz
90 Points – $45
Dark Ruby color with a blackberry and leather nose. Tasting of fruit, cherry and blackberry with a long peppery finish. 90 point. A Bourdeau wine from the higher (haut) area of Medoc. Bourdeau wines are a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes with the occasional addition of malbec or other minor regional grapes.
Grape: Red Blend; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Maker: Chateau Bernadotte
Price Range: 45 Dollars
Alcohol: 13 %
91-92 Points – $20-$25
A Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon that is always outstanding. Matured in steel vats, this fragrant wine has a great nose of green grass, grapefruit and lime. A stony taste of grapefruit, passion fruit and tropical fruits with a great finish. Serve chilled. Number 40 wine of 2006 and number 40 wine of 2008.
Name: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: New Zealand
Maker: Kim Crawford
90 Points – $59
A translucent red with the nose of caramel, berries and leather. Flavors of toast, caramel and herbs with a buttery soft smooth finish.
Name: Nuthouse Pinot Noir
Grape: Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon, U.S.A.
Dark Garnet in color,with a beautiful aroma of current, cedar and menthol. Flavours of almond,leather and spice with a long peppery finish. A great wine that will hold its own with steaks and cigars. Grown at the base of Montalcino. Brunello is also known as Sangiovese Grosso a hybrid of the sangiovese grape described by F. Blondi-Santi in 1888.
Name: Brunello Di Montalcino