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Emmolo Winery Napa Valley Merlot 2013, California

My Rating 92 Points. Price $55. Inky in color with same color rim. Strong nose of blackberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, green pepper, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices and black pepper. Full bodied and bold, with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, figs, […]

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Emmolo Winery Napa Valley Merlot 2013, California

My Rating 92 Points. Price $55. Inky in color with same color rim. Strong nose of blackberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, green pepper, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices and black pepper. Full bodied and bold, with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, figs, smoke, […]

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2012 BODEGA CUARTO DOMINIO CHENTO MALBEC @Costco

Massive bargain here.  Great wine at an amazing price.  For anyone who’s ever written to me and said they can’t find the wines we review at their local Costco, I really hope you can find t2012 Bodega Cuarto Dominio Chento Malbechem all someday, but I really really hope you can find this one.  At only $13.89 at Costco, it is half the price you will find it at other outlets.If you live in Atlanta you better move fast, because I’ve likely scooped them up already.  This just became my go to red.

This is a single vineyard Malbec, that to me, and call me crazy, tastes like a Grand Cru St Emilion Bordeaux.  That’s how this one hit me; really good, firing on all cylinders.

Super dark on the pour with aromas that remind me of a fresh pair of sneakers, with a touch of earth and flower.  Elegant in the mouth with flavors of blackberry, black licorice, a little sour cherry; good acidity, tannins are soft and the wine is drinking just perfectly right now; the finish is superb, lasting, sticky and multi dimensional.

This is one of the best buys I’ve found at Costco this year.  I can’t believe the quality at this price.  I could drink this with any mid-week meal or a special occasion and enjoy it just the same.

Krunch Rating: 92 Points

Costco item number: 1043947

 

Zepaltas Syrah Rosella’s Vineyard 2011

Zepaltas-SyrahZepaltas Syrah Rosella’s Vineyard 2011, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 14.2% alcohol, approx. $25 (100% Syrah)

Interesting fact: Only 48 cases of this wine were produced.

Sight: Deep purple with ruby highlights

Scent: Blackberry, coffee and a touch of orange peel

Sip: Slight meatiness, with blueberry and spicy pepper.

Savor with: Ribeye steak with blue cheese or braised short ribs served over polenta

Critic score: 92 pts., International Wine Cellar

Krunch Rating: 92

Montes Alpha Carmenere 2010

Montes-AlphaMontes Alpha Carmenere 2010, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 14.5% alcohol, approx. $23 (90% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon)

Interesting fact: Carmenere in Chile was long thought to be Merlot; it was later identified as the nearly extinct Carmenere.

Sight: Deep ruby

Scent: Black pepper with hints of blueberries, chocolate and vanilla

Sip: Dark berries with plum, vanilla and spice highlights

Savor with: Lamb with blueberry gastrique

Critic say: 91 pts., Wine Enthusiast

Krunch Rating: 92

Hosmer, Riesling, Cayuga Lake, New York – 2013

Hosmer, Riesling, Cayuga Lake, New York – 2013

NY WineBright pale golden straw color. Delicate, fruity, toasty aromas of tropical fruit tart, dried apricot, and floral honey with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, involved, medium-length green apple and peach skin finish with fine fruit tannins and no oak. A fruity, crowd pleasing Riesling with a satisfying honeyed character.
A nice pairing with BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas and grilled veggies.

Krunch Rating: 92 points