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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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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Tesoro della Regina Sangiovese 2015

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Tesoro della Regina
Varietal: Sangiovese
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Chianti Classico
Retail Price: $16

Tasting Notes: Bursting with flavor, this delicious wine offers lovely, fresh notes of cherry that are seamlessly balanced by supple tannins. Medium-bodied with silky texture, this perfectly pairs with your favorite food or is enjoyable all on its own.

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The Pinot Project Rose Pinot Grigio 2016

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The Pinot Project
Fanciful Name: Rose
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Veneto
Retail Price: $16.99

Tasting Notes: Aromas of fresh raspberry and rose petals. Dry, crisp, and well-structured rosé of Pinot Grigio.

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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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Radius Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Radius
Fanciful Name: Reserve
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Retail Price: $17

Tasting Notes: Blackberry and raspberry take over the nose and palate, accompanied by a silky-smooth texture. While the wine has a round mouth feel there is some great complexity from the tannic finish.

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Francis Coppola Diamond Pinot Noir 2015

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Francis Coppola
Fanciful Name: Diamond
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: United States
Retail Price: $18

Tasting Notes: Bright aromas of raspberry and cherry cola are fresh in the glass, followed by a medium-bodied palate that is soft and elegant with flavors of cherry, plum, hints of vanilla and a touch of clove spice. This wine is extremely drinkable and crowd friendly.

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Blue Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Blue Canyon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Monterey
Retail Price: $19

Tasting Notes: A powerful Monterrey cabernet, with intense aromatics. Notes of blackberry jam and boysenberry combine with subtle flavors allspice and coriander. Nicely integrated tannins lead to a smooth finish.

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Francis Coppola Diamond Claret Cabernet Sauvignon

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Francis Coppola
Fanciful Name: Diamond Claret
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Retail Price: $18.99

Tasting Notes: A wonderful expression of the elegance cabernet sauvignon can be. Rich-yet-not-overpowering berry fruit are surrounded with hints of cassis and cherry. Everything is tied together with the right amount of tannin and acidity. A wonderful compliment to summertime grilling.

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