88 Points – $16
This dark red wine has the aromas of new oak, cassis and black fruits. A mouth of blackberry and currant and a tart finish. A wine to try from a new wine making area. $16 (98 rmb)
Name: Great Wall
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maker: China Great Wall Wine Co.
88 Points – $13
Ruby in color with the aroma of fruit, marmalade and spice. Sweet flavor of blackberries with the expected Spanish tartness from the Tempranillo grape. Good food wine. Would pair well with pasta or paella.
Name: Fuzion Alta Reseva
Grape: Malbec, Tempranillo
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Maker: Fuzion Wines
90 Points – $40
A full nose of earth, stone, mushroom and oak. A plush mouthful of blackberry, coffee, cherry and earth with a nice tart finish. Good meritage.
Name: Beringer Knights Valley Meritage
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec
Region: California, USA
Maker: Beringer Vineyards
89 Points – $25
This wine is made from 100% Tannat grape from the Las Brujas (the witches) region of southern Uruguay. This grape originates in the Basque regions of France. The nose is of raspberry and grape. It has a tannic taste that is reminiscent of port with fruit and blackberry notes.
Name: Las Brujas Tannat
Maker: Gimenez Mendez
90 Points – $39
This Bordeaux styled wine is a blend of wines that have been aged 16 months in French and American oak. Complex in smell this dark red wine exudes the aromas of blackberries, plums and spice. A full mouthful of dark spices, pepper, plum and oak finish in a long smooth fashion. An ageable wine from the small lots program. Very good stuff here.
Name: Sandhill 2005 Two
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 53%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 14%
Region: Okanagan, Canada
88 Points – $29
The smell and mouth of blackberry, spice and pepper with a dry finish of cocoa.
Name: Terra D’Oro Zinfandel Amador County
Region: California, U.S.A.
Maker: Terra D’Oro Winery
90 Points – $58
Dark red color with hints of cedar, blackberry and blueberry. Full plush mouth of fruit with a long soft finish. A very french style syrah unlike most peppery Australian.
Name: La Lune Mount Benson
Maker: Cappa Jaffa Wines
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
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 %
86 to 89 points – $25 to $30
McLaren Vale / Adelaide Hills. A ‘garage’ blend, a small lot non classified high quality blend. Aged 18 months in french oak barrels. Very dark to black color with a nose of current and plums. Strong current and blackberry fruit taste with a very tart long peppery finish.
Names: Galvo Garage
Grape: Red Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Price: $25 to $30