Category Archives: 90+ points

Treveri Cellars Germanic

 

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Aaron:  Treveri is great and this is no exception.  This is not a sweet sparkling but it’s delicious.  The nose is a little grassy followed by an oaky flavor.  Overall, very mild and easy drinking with more granite than fruit flavors.  This tastes great.  91 points

Teri: Light nutty smell (almond and cashew) and overall not too dry and not too sweet. I tasted flavors of apricot and cherry blossoms. This one gets better as you drink it and taste additional flavors. This sparkling would pair well with spicy foods or to serve with dessert. 91 points 

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La Marquise Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Aaron: There are a decent amount of minerals throughout this bottle.  White bark and light olives smothered cantaloupe on the nose.  The flavor is super dry and slightly tangy.  This is not fruity at all and almost bitter.  Definitely not my favorite and reminds me of sour pineapple.  85 points

Teri: Light lemon and melon nose and citrus flavors in the wine with mellow acidity. Mineral and honey add some additional complexity. It had good long flavor and is still light and crisp. Enjoyable.  90 points. 

Adored Red Wine Blend 2014

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World Market, 10.99 (sale 6.99)

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Aaron:  This is a good bottle for an affordable, red blend.  Tobacco was the prominent smell with some black fruits as an afterthought.  The flavor is pretty smooth with a great aftertaste of violets and mushroom.  Very floral with some earthy undertones.  This flavor profile isn’t usually my preference but I enjoyed it.  90 points

Teri:  This red blend has a woody plum nose and medium to large body. Very noticeable tannins that were slightly chunky but good flavors of leather, prune, oak, and some spicy black pepper on the taste. It is still easy to drink but bold. 88 points 

Van Camp Cabernet Franc 2015

Purchase from Van Camp Winery, $24.99



IMG_0867 2.jpgAaron:  Van Camp is solid.  I really love these wines and this one is a perfect medium bodied, middle of the road, everyday wine.  There were plenty of oak and vines with lots of greenery but enough huckleberry to remind you this is still made from fruit, not trees.  There was a lightly juiced flavor and extremely mild tannins.  I normally say “watery” is a bad thing but in this caseit was appropriately mild.  Overall, easy drinking and easy to pair with a wide variety of foods.  90 points.

Teri: Rasberry and chocolate covered strawberries on the nose. A blend of vegetable and fruit flavors: bell pepper and blueberries with medium tannins and finish. Let the bottle breath for about an hour to open up. 88 points 

Kiona Vineyards Red Mountain Gewurztraminer 2014

IMG_0792.jpgPurchased from the Kiona Winery in Washington, $17

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Aaron:  Great bottle that is wonderfully full for a white wine.  Peachy, sunflower nose with rich, sweet flavor and lots of white grape.  My favorite flavor: bourbon vanilla!  Alcohol was definitely prominent throughout, and this was a bit sharp on the edges but the fullness and flavor make up for it.  90 points

Teri: With a beautiful smell of peach, this Gewurztraminer is a winner from smell to swallow. Ample different flavors fill your mouth: fresh cantaloupe, banana with caramel and floral undertones. There is a long lingering finish but still a light body leaving a smooth mouthfeel after swallowing. Complex and delicious. 92 points