90+ Point Cab & Chardonnay-Jack Tipple’s Weekly Wine Picks 6/6/18-6/13/18
Jack’s Picks of the Week: 6/6/18-6/13/18
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92 Points Wine Enthusiast: This is an impressive, well-priced wine to stock up on. Golden waves of toasted oak complement a backdrop of honeysuckle and apple blossom, while spicy nutmeg seasons well-honed notions of apple and pear.
Winemaker’s Notes: The 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a light golden straw hue and displays aromas of apple, pear, tropical citrus and pineapple with subtle notes of cardamom cinnamon and vanilla spice. On the entry, crisp vibrant flavors of guava, pear and green apple integrate well with a touch of minerality and a medium body mouth feel. These flavors linger to provide a full and lengthy finish.
On Sale Thru 6/13: $17.99
91 Points Robert Parker: Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon (mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with splashes of Merlot and Malbec) opens with notions of crushed red currants, blackberries and mulberries with touches of Indian spices, sandalwood and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a wonderfully spicy undercurrent with loads of red and black fruits and a chewy frame, finishing long and perfumed.
Winemaker’s Notes: Deep and luring aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry are intermingled with accents of star anise, five spice and freshly steeped black tea. The entry is smooth with a combination of cassis and blackberry with a satiating suppleness. Ultra round and soft, the wine finishes with reverberating length.
On Sale Thru 6/13: $41.99