Posts Tagged 81

2012 Tin Roof Sauvignon Blanc, California

A clear straw color. Aromas of melon, citrus, and grass. There is a juicy acidity in the mouth, which flattens out towards the finish. MSRP: $10 (October 2013) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Smoking Loon Old Vine Zinfandel, California

The addition of 17% Petite Sirah and 7% Sirah make this smell and taste like a red blend. Menthol dominates the nose, with moderate dark berry fruits and paraffin. Medium-bodied, with an earth note at the finish. MSRP: $9 (October 2011) Wine Lines... Read more

2010 McGregor Vineyard Semi-Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York

A wine with brisk acidity and a muted nose hinting at green apple. In the mouth, what flavor there is dissipates quickly. While there’s nothing technically wrong with the wine, it lacks any forward fruit or complexity. Serve well chilled with... Read more

2003 Borthwick Pinot Noir, New Zealand

If you get past the cooked green beans aroma, in the mouth the wine is silky and full of light cherry fruit. With the right food, this could be a nice wine. MSRP: $22.99 (May 2006) Wine Lines rating: 81 Group:... Read more

2004 Quady Orange Muscat, California

Strong scent of geranium, light honeysuckle, and a strange rum-barrel aromatic. Better in the mouth, much like Grand Marnier. MSRP: $10.99 (February 2006) Wine Lines rating: 81 Group:... Read more

2004 Manzanita Canyon Chardonnay, California

Light woodspice and popcorn butter, with moderate tropical fruit and pear. Decent balance. MSRP: $6.99 (January 2006) Wine Lines rating: 81 Group:... Read more

2003 Rudolf Muller Riesling, Auslese, M-S-R

A reticent nose, but quite sweet in the mouth. A bit one-dimensional, with spiced apple fruit and finishing with a touch of caramel. MSRP: $9.99 (June 2005) Wine Lines rating: 81 Group:... Read more

2004 Beringer White Zinfandel, California

High-toned compote of strawberries and cherries. Easy to drink. MSRP: $4.99 (May 2005) Wine Lines rating: 81 Group:... Read more

2004 Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc, Australia

Some light grassiness, fig and citrus in the nose. Bright acidity on the palate, with a clean finish. MSRP: $6.99 (January 2005) Wine Lines rating: 81 Group:... Read more

1997 Beringer Nouveau Gamay Beaujolais, California

A bright strawberry nose, leading to a tangy, tart strawberry fruit flavor with a mnild herbal quality. Easy drinking and a good value. MSRP: N/A (December 1997) Wine Lines rating:... Read more