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Paul Mas Estate Pays d’Oc Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2020
Rio Madre Graciano Rioja 2020
Rio Madre Graciano Rioja 2020Regular price Regular Price: $9.99 Sale price
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90 pts Vinous
Inky ruby. Blackberry, cherry pit, pungent flowers and a hint of olive on the fragrant nose. Gently chewy and fleshy in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that take a spicy turn through the midpalate. Smooth tannins come in late to add shape to the long, smoke- and spice-tinged finish
Saget La Perriere La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Saget La Perriere La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2020Regular price Regular Price: $12.99 Sale price
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On the nose, a wide range of fragrances, from vegetal with ivy and acacia to fruity with peach and lychee. A fresh start, opening for persistent mineral and fruity notes with a lingering finish on the palate.
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2021Regular price Regular Price: $15.99 Sale price
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90 pts Wine Spectator
A stony white, sleek and well-knit, with hints of fresh tarragon and grapefruit zest accenting the delicate melon, fig and peach fruit. Drink now through 2024.
Looking for some “bang for ya buck?” Look no further than Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa. The wine shows the focus, texture and minerality of a wine twice it’s price!
Southern Right is the value line from one of South Africa’s great wineries Hamilton Russel. They specialize in Pinotage and Sauvignon blanc on a strikingly beautiful 448 hectare property in the cool, maritime, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. The wines are named after the rare Southern Right whales, which frequent the cool South Atlantic Walker Bay, 3 kilometres from the vineyards. With each bottle sold, Southern Right makes a contribution to their conservation.
Made in a way ensuring the personality of site and soil is not overridden by the forceful character of the variety, this wine exhibits the typical Southern Right balance of "Old World" minerality and length with hints of "New World" palate coverage and body. The 2020 expresses individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from iron and clay-rich soil has added a mid-palate structural component and additional overall complexity to this wine. The Sandstone soils have contributed their typical bright, tensile character and a marked minerality.
Valle Reale Montepulciano dAbruzzo 2020
Valle Reale Montepulciano dAbruzzo 2020Regular price Regular Price: $15.99 Sale price
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Review is on the 2018 vintage.
94 pts Vinous
Bright red. Red cherry and flowers on the perfumed nose; much more fragrant than the 2017 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Then fresh and juicy, with bright red fruit repeating in the mouth. Finishes long and savory, showcasing notable purity. Outstanding cool-climate Montepulciano of noteworthy refinement. Very, very well done; I'm not sure readers fully realize just how hard it is to obtain a result of this level in a cold-weather environment such as that of Popoli. This success speaks loudly of the capability and talent of owner Leonardo Pinzolo and his Valle Reale technical team