2007 Misiones de Rengo Cuvee Carmenere 92 points

 


2007 Misiones de Rengo Cuvee Carmenere $19

The nose is intense with lush aromas of deep, spicy blackberry jam and toasted oak. With a spicy complex palate of black plum, black plum, hazelnut and dark chocolate. I love this red because of it’s elegance and refinement with amazing balance. The finish is long and smooth with more toasty vanilla and roasted coffee beans. Drink now thru 2014.

2007 Montevina Chardonnay 86 points

 


2007 Montevina Chardonnay, California $8

Finding a good Chard at a great price is always a delight; The palate opens with pineapple, guava, pear and new oak. This full-bodied white is uncomplicated and easy drinking. Allspice and caramel come thru on a lingering. long finish

2005 Condado De Oriza Crianza Tempranillo 92 points

 


2005 Condado De Oriza Crianza Tempranillo $13

Beautifully integrated fruit and a great price; With a broad palate of black raspberry, plum, black cherry and leather. Rich with chewy tannins and loaded with creamy dark fruit. Amazing balance at a fabulous price is why I love Spanish wines. The finish roars thru with more dark fruit and light oak.

2004 Columbia Crest Merlot 88 points

 


2004 Merlot Washington Two Vines $8

Lush and velvety with a beautiful nose; the palate is broad with Bing cherries, black cherry, cedar and oak. I love Merlots with undertones of chocolate and tobacco and this one does not disappoint. The finish travels far and wide with hints of white pepper and new oak.

2007 Souverain Chardonnay 91 points

 


2007 Chardonnay Alexander Valley $15

Beautifully complex citrus aromas delight the nose; The palate pops with Granny Smith apples, bosc pears, pineapple and toasty oak. Full-bodied, complex and richly elegant that maintains it’s intense citrus flavor from start to finish. Honeysuckle and sweet caramel come thru on a long lingering finish.

2008 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 90 points

 


Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough $13

Big production but oh so tasty and focused; The palate explodes with pink grapefruit, peach, lime and fresh cut grass. Racy acids help balance the core citrus flavors. This is a big fruit Sauv Blanc from start to finish.

2008 Kim Crawford 91 points

 


Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, $15

This Sauvignon Blanc is clean, ripe and pure; the palate pops with pink grapefruit, zesty lime, guava and stone. Medium-bodied with lots if zippy acids and clean flavor profile. It finishes off with notes of kiwi and creamy key lime, buy this one by the case.

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