Kirkland Malbec 2017

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Aaron: Mossy mushroom nose with currants.  Flavors feature gravel and red apple with some tart raspberries at the end.  Not really spicy as expected, pretty smooth and medium-full bodied, good enough to drink.  89 points

Teri: Dark cherry and some tar on the nose become prominent flavors of black pepper, green wood, red fruits, and a finish of prune on the wine. Medium to hearty tannins. It’s earthy and full but nothing spectacular. 87 points. Great for the price point.

Die Argitek Chenin Blanc 2017

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Lot 18/The Tasting Room, $14.99



Aaron: White grapes and wet stones on the nose.  Crisp and gentle flavors of tangerine, lemon, and white raspberry.  This was mild and easy drinking.  88 points

Teri: Light flavors and a subtle nose. I tasted grapefruit and Meyer lemon along with grassy undertones. Long lingering finish. 87 points

Kiona Estate Red Mountain – Pioneer Red – Version II

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Purchased from Kiona, $23

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Aaron: This is a great blend.  Red, small berries with cedar chips.  Fruity and full with vanilla and a nutty finish.  The juicy, velvet on the swallow is pleasant and easy to drink.  The flavor is smooth and full, very enjoyable.  90 points

Teri: I love this wine! We are wine club members with Kiona and I just added more of these bottles to the most recent release. It has a beautiful smell which is followed by flavors of cherry and strawberry on the wine. Then a smooth smokey/buttery finish. Complex yet easy to enjoy. 91 points. 

Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Duckhorn Website, $30

Total Wine & More, 19.97

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BevMo, $26.99

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Aaron: This is really nice and smooth but crisp like a sav blanc.  I enjoyed the subtle melon and pineapple with a pleasant surprise.  This is a good, solid bottle that’s easy to enjoy.  90 points

Teri: You will find tropical fruits along with some lemon on the smell. The wine feels ‘full” for a white (often I like to say these ‘drink like a red wine’). I enjoy the flavors of lime, peach, and some apricot with its crisp finish. Very easy to drink with nice complexity. 90 points.