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Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for May 27, 2024

The post Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for May 27, 2024 appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format. They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) …

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Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Section 94 2021 $45 (93 points)

Aromatic, complex, succulent and fleshy, offering flavors of beeswax, litsea oil and peach preserves, with candied ginger and honeysuckle accents. A whiff of smoke mingles with the crisp citrus and herbal notes at the lip-smacking core. Drink now through 2034. 1,500 cases made, 200 cases imported. Source : 97428d184b6c88947a2f592af094b53e

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Bodegas Juan Gil Jumilla 2021 $18 (88 points)

Brambly herb, floral and spice notes accent ripe flavors of wild strawberry, mulberry, red licorice and singed orange peel in this balanced red, with supple tannins and a hint of toast on the finish. Drink now. 34,600 cases made, 13,400 cases imported. Source : 04fe00e2cbda1868d101baddeec216dc

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2021 Bodegas Manzanos 111 Cabernet Sauvignon Navarra

A regular reader of the site who is good at sniffing out Costco wine values alerted us to this bottle, on sale with a limited time discount (thanks Anne). Costco’s normal price is $11.99 which is already nice since retail is around $17 and online the bottle goes for $15. Until 5/19 though, you can … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2021-bodegas-manzanos-111-cabernet-sauvignon-navarra/

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2021 Harvey and Harriet Red Blend

Just a couple of months ago, we found the latest vintage of one of our favorite California wines, My Favorite Neighbor. It was back in Costco stores for the third straight vintage and we were pumped to find it, scoring it 94 points. The wine is produced by Booker vineyards and runs $47 at Costco. … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2021-harvey-and-harriet-red-blend/

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2022 Domaine Mickael Mothe Chablis

Here’s a new Chablis for us hitting stores right now. We always enjoy tasting through these, and especially love drinking them outside when the weather is warm. The Kirkland Chablis arrive in February this year, so likely long gone from most stores. We found this bottle to be a nice replacement, same price, same rating, … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2022-domaine-mickael-mothe-chablis/

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2023 Kirkland Signature Cotes De Provence Rose

We love seeing this one arrive in stores in May. That trend started with the last vintage, and it allows us to enjoy this bottle all summer long. Previously it was hitting shelves in July. We also love seeing the price stay the same year to year at $7.99. That’s an absolute steal for a … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2023-kirkland-signature-cotes-de-provence-rose/

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Riecine Toscana La Gioia 2019 $81 (95 points)

Concentrated and dense, this red features cherry, raspberry, plum, floral, mineral and Mediterranean macchia aromas and flavors. A balanced version, with refined tannins and vibrant acidity lifting the long finish. Best from 2026 through 2042. 416 cases made, 210 cases imported. Source : 4157d47c84fb8f2fcc92b08348d9422f

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Louis Michel & Fils Chablis Vaillons 2022 $55 (93 points)

Expressive and complex, this flinty white features peach, lemon, mineral and lanolin aromas and flavors. Harmonious and silky in texture, evolving nicely on the palate to the long fruit- and mineral-stained aftertaste. Drink now through 2033. 100 cases imported. Source : ede68f06601a486f0c7264cda56de8a1

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Giacomo Grimaldi Barolo 2019 $56 (93 points)

Juicy and full of cherry, earth, tar and eucalyptus flavors, this red shows power, with a solid underpinning of dense tannins. A lively and balanced version, with fine energy on the spicy finish. Best from 2027 through 2043. 1,800 cases made, 400 cases imported. Source : 4fdd67cd5f7c1e6f6773326ed6637405

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