91 Points – $17
Purple red in color. Black cherry, plum, mocha and spice. Smooth vanilla finish.
Name: Menage a Trois Midnight
Grape: 44% Merlot 42%Cabernet Sauvignon 11%Petite Syrah 3% Petite Verdot
Maker: Trinchero Family Estate
92 Points – $20
9 years of age. Nose of anise and black cherry, mouthful of pepper and blackberry.
Name: Heartland Shiraz
Region: Langhorne Creek – Limestone Coast
90 Points – $19
Ruby in color with fresh fruit, cherry and plum aromas. Flavors of black cherry, plum, tobacco and spices. A good smooth finish. A pleasant wine to have with light meat, cheese and poultry dishes.
Name: La Domeliere Rasteau Cotes du Rhone Villages
Grape: Old vine Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre
Maker: Cave De Rasteau
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
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