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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.
Purchased from Cost Plus World Market, $16.99 (11.49 sale)
Total Wine & More, $12.99
Aaron: This has an earthy nose with oak and olives. The flavor was smooth and rich with dirty cocoa powder, cherry, and vanilla. There was some hefty spice on the back of the throat after the full finish. 89 points
Teri: This Malbec carries a leathery raspberry and cocoa nose. On the wine, I taste significant herbs and earth: Minerals, bell pepper, and green wood. The body has medium to light tannins which smooth out well in the mouth. 88 points.
Lot 18/The Tasting Room, $16/bottle
Aaron: This has a crisp citrus smell with lots of orange blossoms and violets. There was a hint of sweetness with crisp almond butter (though the flavor is not buttery). This was a bit sharp and metallic and would be amazing on a hot day. 90 points
Teri: Lemon and stone fruits with some (What I think was nectarine) on the nose. Light flavor overall but refreshing. The flavor profile was a blend of nut and fruit. I tasted citrus and kiwi up front with nutty (cashew) floral flavors on the finish. 88 points
Lot 18 / The Tasting Room Wine Club
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Aaron: This white had a bright smell with lots of mandarin oranges. This persisted on the flavor which was crisp with a hint of sweetness. The sweetness turned almost tart as the flavor dissipated and transformed, unveiling subtle green olives in the background. 89 points
Teri: This white wine has a sweet nose of cantaloupe and a citrus kick with flavors of lemon and almond up front with greenery undertones on the finish. Refreshing and interesting. 90 points