Evolution Pinot Noir 2015

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Evolution
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Retail Price: $19.99

Tasting Notes: This pinot noir from Sokol Blosser offers many elements all bundled up into one extremely good wine. Hints of Bing cherry and plum are surrounded by vibrant acidity and a luscious mouthfeel. Amazing wine with food, especially some cedar plank salmon.

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Sepal Soft Blend 2016

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Sepal Soft
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Retail Price: $14

Tasting Notes: A light and delicate style of red blend that’s a nice middle ground between crisp rosés and the darker red blends. Translucent, with fresh notes of strawberry, raspberry and cherry jam.

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Muirwood Chardonnay 2017

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Muirwood
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Arroyo Seco
Retail Price: $15

Tasting Notes: A classic hedonistic California chardonnay! Seamless flavors of pineapple, mango, guava, coconut, vanilla and cream are wrapped in a silky-smooth cocoon of oak.

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Barrelhouse Blend 2016

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Barrelhouse
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Retail Price: $14

Tasting Notes: Rich and dense texture, with notes of vanilla, dark fruit, and molasses. Bourbon barrel aging add layers of flavors that persist on the long and intense finish.

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Vineyard Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Vineyard Drive
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Paso Robles
Retail Price: $14

Tasting Notes: This is a fresh, intense red fruit-dominated cabernet from Paso Robles with structure — but really the fruit is the focal point. The raw bold raspberry and cherry notes are the hook but the lengthy finish will be memorable too.

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Essentially Geared Blend

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Essentially Geared
Varietal: Blend
Country of Origin: United States
Retail Price: $5.99

Tasting Notes: Expressive, bright and juicy. Loads of red fruits and spice. This wine needs an outdoor concert or backyard BBQ to really make it shine. 375-ml. can.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling

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Chateau Ste. Michelle
Fanciful Name: Dry
Varietal: Riesling
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Retail Price: $10

Tasting Notes: Food-friendly, dry and refreshing riesling. Clean and crisp with floral aromas. Great with oysters.

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Revelry Chardonnay 2017

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Revelry
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Retail Price: $14.99

Tasting Notes: Clean, crisp and refreshing. This high-acid, fruit-driven Columbia Valley wine is stainless-steel fermented to make it a perfect companion to a warm evening on the patio.

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The Pinot Project Pinot Noir 2016

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The Pinot Project
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Retail Price: $15.99

Tasting Notes: Aromas of dark fruits and fresh flowers. Black cherry and a smooth finish round out this bargain pinot noir from the team at Michael Skurnik.

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