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
83 Points – $29
Red wine with a fine nose of oak and currant, soft bodied with a taste of mild fruit and a short tart finish. Ho hum.
Name: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.
Maker: Twenty Bench
88 Points – $15
Clear in color with the aroma of peach and a buttery ripe fruit taste with a tangy grapefruit finish. A very popular Chardonnay. Best served chilled.
Name: Columbia Crest Chardonnay
Region: Washington, U.S.A.
Maker: Columbia Crest
70 Points – $19
Dark red in color with a nose of caramel and earth, almost dusty. A mouthful of burnt carmel and dust with a finish that coats your mouth with fur. A weird taste indeed.Negroamaro means black bitter and it is just that. Probably an acquired taste.
Name: Negroamaro Salento
Region: Apulia, Italy
88 Points – $15
Cornas is 100% syrah made from old vines on property in the northern Rhone Valley. It undergoes a long maceration and is fermented 18 months in oak. It is black in color with aromas of raspberries, fruit and oak. Smooth and well rounded mouth of fruit and cassis with a supple long peppery finish. Truely a good Cornas. Would be great with meat or stronger cheeses.
Name: Cornas Arenes Sauvages
Region: Rhone, France
Maker: Cave de Tain L’Hermitage
92 Points – $26
This wine is one of Jayson Woodbridge’s finest. Dark red with a pipe tobacco and mocha nose. Rich taste of chocolate, fruit and spice with a full long spicey finish. Excellent stuff, drinking very nicely now with potential for some aging.
Name: Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: California, U.S.A.
Maker: Layer Cake