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International Wine Review

Abbiamo Negro

Primitivo
Italy
A full-bodied blend with a smooth palate of ripe dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla & a hint of spice. Pairs well with white meats, soft cheeses & chocolate.
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Beverage Testing Institute

Acre Twenty-One

Cabernet Sauvignon
United States
Medium-bodied and round on the palate with ripe currant and black cherry flavours framed with toasty oak and silky tannins. Aged for 8 months in French and American oak. This a great companion for red meats, sharp cheeses and even dark chocolate.
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Beverage Dynamics

Acre Twenty-One

Chardonnay
United States
Fresh, soft and food friendly, this 100% Chardonnay shows flavours of bright green apple and juicy pear framed with toasty oak and spice nuances. Aged in predominantly French oak (30% new), this well integrated Chardonnay will pair well with chicken, seafood or cream-based soups and pastas.
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Wine Enthusiast

Artezin

Zinfandel
United States
Deep ruby red, this wine expresses typical boysenberry, cherry and brambly characters with nuances of allspice and violets. On the palate, these aromas follow through and are coupled with notes of crushed peppercorns and white chocolate, creating a multi-layered and highly nuanced Zinfandel.
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Wine Enthusiast

Astrolabe

Pinot Noir
New Zealand
Nose of dusty earth, red and black cherries, and a hint of Sichuan pepper. Medium-bodied, this Pinot Noir is delicately fruited with a light grip of acid and tannic structure to provide support to the medium-long finish.
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Stephen Tanzer

Atteca

Grenache
Spain
Displays aromas of cedar, an earthy minerality, black cherry, and lavender leading to a savoury, deep, well-balanced red with succulent fruit and a lengthy, seamless finish.
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Stephen Tanzer

Clos des Fous Locura 1

Chardonnay
Chile
A mineral, soil-driven, fresh Chardonnay without the influence of the wood, with aromas of yellow flowers and great acidity. Refreshing and easy to drink, this is a great everyday Chardonnay.
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Wine Enthusiast

Dr. Volkmar Spätlese

Riesling
Germany
This sweeter style wine shows a delicate balance between naturally extracted fruits and fine acidity to create a wine with substance and structure. A fragrant swirl of apricot, peach, tropical fruit and citrus notes is followed by a round and supple palate, which ends in a long finish. Enjoy with strong cheeses, Asian cuisine or dessert.
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Stephen Tanzer

Ferraton Crozes-Hermitage 2012

Syrah/Shiraz
France
Nose that shows mineral and floral, potpourri, and licorice – a bouquet that beckons. The palate is medium weight with savoury touches and blackberry fruit flavours.
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Stephen Tanzer

Greywacke

Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand
Savoury fruit nose with plenty of lemon and lime character presiding over nuances of lightly browned toast, white blossoms and coriander seed. There's also some coriander coming through on the elegantly fruited palate, with a nice suggestion of minerals on the long finish.
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Wine Spectator

J.L. Chave "Mon Coeur"

Syrah/Grenache
France
This dense ruby/purple-coloured, rich wine reveals kirsch and blackcurrant fruit intermixed with notions of spice box, pepper and meat. Luscious and round on the palate with a long finish.
88
Beverage Dynamics

Lazos

Malbec
Argentina
Deep ruby red in colour with a fresh palate of ripe raspberry, blueberry and plum with hints of truffle, mocha and vanilla. Velvety tannins are balanced with a hint of spice and toasted oak. Pairs well with ribs, BBQ chicken and hard cheeses.
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Robert Parker

Lopez de Haro Crianza Rioja

Tempranillo
Spain
Lopez de Haro Crianza feel quite classical in its style, lightly coloured, with clean red spicy fruit, a touch of leather and polished, soft palate that makes it very pleasant and easy to drink. At this price level this wine is a steal!
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Wine Enthusiast

Nightstar

Riesling
Germany
An easy drinking Riesling with a fragrant bouquet of apple, citrus and tropical fruits with an accent of fresh white flowers. The smooth, medium-bodied palate has the perfect balance between juicy fruit flavours and the wine's natural acidity. Enjoy on its own, or pair with poultry, spicy dishes or cheese plates.
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Wine Enthusiast

Olas del Sur

Sauvignon Blanc
Chile
This fresh wine shows a rich brilliant green-tinged yellow colour. On the nose, intense notes of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peels. On the palate it feels refreshing and juicy with a crisp acidity and a long persistence.
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Wine Enthusiast

Planeta Eruzione 1614

Carricante
Italy
Shows round contours and fleshy consistency with peach, melon, Golden Delicious apple and lemon curd. The prettiest aspects to the bouquet are the delineated mineral tones that render a sense of sharpness and focus.
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Wine Enthusiast

Quinta do Vale 'Meandro'

Tinto Roriz/Touriga Nacional/Touriga Franca
Portugal
Lively colour. Floral scents combined with red fruit aromas. Fills the mouth with intense fruit notes, showing a long, very fresh and complex after taste.
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Beverage Dynamics

Wakefield Bay

Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand
Fresh and inviting with a pale yellow colour and enticing bouquet of ripe tropical fruits and zesty citrus notes. The fruit-driven palate is balanced by mouth-watering acidity, which ends in a long finish. Serve as an aperitif or try pairing with seafood, white meats or cream sauces.
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Wine Spectator

Wolf Blass

Chardonnay
Australia
Aromas of fresh lemons, grapefruit and white peach with just a hint of chalk dust. Light-bodied with a good backbone of racy acid cutting through the vibrant citrus flavours, and finishing with good persistence.
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Wine Spectator

Wynns Black Label

Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia
Shows forward blackcurrant, cedar and clove aromas over hints of forest floor and bay leaf. Medium-bodied with a good amount of muscular fruit, crisp acid, medium to firm levels of grainy tannins and a long, relatively straightforward finish.