Medium color and body with a fruity smell and juicy berry flavor with soft tannins and spice. A good light wine that puns on Chateau Neuf but missing the Mouvedre.
Name: Chat en Ouef
Grape: Old vine Grenache, Syrah.
Region: Cotes de Ventoux, France
91 Points – $35
This wine is dark ruby red with a fine full nose of berries and spices. A full creamy mouthful of blueberries, fruit and spices with a well rounded full finish. A great wine for any steak.
Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
$12 – $15
Light color with a nose and flavor of grapefruit and fresh fruit. Mild finish.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Maker: Vina Santa Carolina
93 Points – $30
Very dark opaque wine with a nose of Black cherry and blueberries. Flavors of berry and lots of pepper. Long finish with zesty tannins. From the Sonoma Valley winery established in 1895. Number 10 wine of 2008. A very good Zin.
Name: Sonoma Zinfandel
88 Points – $16
Light golden yellow color, with a nose of lemon, apple, pear and flowers(from the Muscat). A smooth mouth of apples and pears with a soft finish. Low in alcohol so it’s an easy drinking wine that would be good with salads or asian noodles. Serve chilled.
Grape: Semillion, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay
Region: Adelaide, Australia
Maker: Peter Lehmann
92 Points – $25
Almost black in color, this aged wine has a lot to offer with a big nose of blackberry, boysenberry and tar. A full mouth of red fruits, cherry and blackberry coats the mouth with a long tart aftertaste.
Name: The Schnell
Grape: 75% Shiraz 25% Grenache
Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Maker: Magpie Estate
89 Points – $22
Medium red in color with the aroma of plums and mushrooms on the nose. Full plush mouth of plum, sour cherries and licorice notes. Dry finish. A good Chianti.
Name: Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico
86 Points – $11
Translucent red color with the aromas of plum and current. Soft rounded taste of plums and black currents with a light finish. Easy drinking wine good for light cheeses.
Name: Cuvee Premier Syrah
89 Points – $29
Dark burgundy red in color with a full nose of black cherry, oak and dark chocolate. A full taste that cots your mouth with black cherry, fruit and cocoa. Smooth finish without any harshness that one expects from young cabs, probably due to the lower alcohol content. A good drinking wine for meat.
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: California, U.S.A
Maker: Cannon Ball Winery
83 Points – $16
Smell and taste of cherries and apricots with some spice and pepper on the finish. Not quite there.
Name: Rhone Paradox
Grape: Syrah 50%, Grenache 15%, Mourvedre 20%, Carignan 15%
Region: Rhone, France
Maker: Chateau Mas Neuf