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  • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:46pm
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    Added Mar 23, 2016 at 5:46pm
    A newcomer from Gallo Wines, the William Hill Estates Sauvignon Blanc has a calming light Sea foam green hue. There are instant and startling aromas of citrus fruits and apricot on the nose. Powerfully sharp on the tongue with tastes of ripe red grapefruit, kiwi and cantaloupe. A slight effervescence tingles the tongue with a delightful dance. There is a lingering crisp finish, which begs a second sip and I am more than happy to oblige. Not something any Bostonian wants to say out loud, but I think we still have a way to go for summer. So, last night I immediately went online just to look at tropical islands while sipping on this enjoyable wine that put me in a great mood after a long day. This wine is a winner for any Sauvignon Blanc lover and would pair great with vacation shopping. Now I just need to get back to the gym for that tentative trip I have planned.

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:45pm
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    Added Mar 23, 2016 at 5:45pm
    The wine is a light straw color that reminds you of early spring corn fields. The aroma is so clean and fresh, it is hard to believe it is a Chardonnay that can sometimes have a pungent aroma. Once it settles in the glass it has intricate aromas of citrus, apricot and honeydew melon. In fact, so many different fruits, green apples, pears, kiwi and more popped into my head after every sip it was hard to keep up. There is only a hint of buttery’ness and even less of a hint of oak, which for me is perfect for this wonderfully light yet full of complexity wine. As the wine opens up more, the palate experiences so much more delicious, complex tastes of fruit that ends in a delightful, long finish. You can tell I love, love, love this wine! Big fan! Enjoy on a special occasion with friends or a night alone of catching up on your DVR recordings of Scandal

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:43pm

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    Added Mar 23, 2016 at 5:43pm
    The Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot is a light to medium claret color. It is vibrantly fruity on the nose with aromas of sweet cherries, hints of liquorice and surprisingly cassis, which I usually relate to heavier reds like Cabs. There is brilliant wallop of fruits on the initial taste, which seems to last forever and lingers into smooth milk chocolate finish – quite powerful for a Pinot Noir. This Pinot is actually light but ridiculously lively in summer fruity, slightly sweet tastes. I can’t even tell you how wonderful this wine pairs with the stress of putting together a huge conference. It worked wonders for my not so sunny disposition while on an 8pm conference call.

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:42pm
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    Added Mar 23, 2016 at 5:42pm
    This Old Vine Zin is a deep garnet color and has a rich smoky, black cherry aromas with hints of dark chocolate and a distinct spike of cardamon spice. At the first sip you get a smooth, deep overripe cherry taste with a sweetness on the tip of your tongue, which teases the taste buds. After a while the sweetness settles down a little but the sweetness still abounds. I honestly couldn't tell at first if I really liked this wine as I am not a huge lover of sweeter wines. I let it sit for a while just to make sure. After a little time I tasted it again and I have to say it grew on me quite a bit. This is definitely a wine to be enjoyed in the cold winter month's wrapped in a blanket on your sofa and perhaps not in the midst of summer. However, given the rainy, slightly below temperature weekend we were having in Boston a few weeks ago it made for a perfect evening wine, which I thoroughly enjoyed with some blue cheese and crackers. I loved how the sweetness of the wine offset the sharpness of this cheese. This wine does mellow out the longer it is left open to a wonderfully smooth but still slightly sweet wine with a long finish. I actually preferred it more on day two. If you like reds a little on the sweet side, this one is for you.

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:21pm

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    Added Mar 23, 2016 at 5:21pm
    This wine is so perfectly balanced and delightfully drinkable, it is hard to stop after one glass. Fruit aromas lead you to think the first taste may be bitingly sweet but in fact it is silky smooth with a nice fruity balance of dark plums and and an earthy finish. This is an awesome, reasonably priced every day wine to enjoy with friends.

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:19pm

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    Added Mar 23, 2016 at 5:19pm
    My first nose was one of intense sweetness, which invades the nostrils followed by fruits of pineapple and peach. I thought it was going to be a syrupy sweet wine… not the case at all. The initial taste is vibrant on the tongue with flavors of cantaloupe, peach and nectarine coming through and I have say a bit of banana – honestly, banana. There is a sharpness which hits the end of your tongue and awakens its taste buds in anticipation for more, which is exactly what you want from this wonderful sharp Albarino. After a while this white settles into a smooth slightly herby very drinkable wine. This white wine does a Fred Astaire tap dance on every part of your mouth in the most romantically happy way. Big fan of this wine! I am ordering more from them.

  • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:18pm

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    Added Mar 23, 2016 at 5:18pm
    The Sancerre wine district is a small area which surrounds the Loire Valley in Central France. Sancerre wines are famous for their crisp, fragrant white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The Clement et Florian Berthier Sancerre has the classic sharp Sauvignon Blanc initial aroma but little in the way of fragrance. It is vibrantly peppy and a bit startling on the first sip, by that I mean I expected something just a little milder. The second sip challenged me a little with what I was tasting as this was not the fruitiest of wines. There is a distinct white grape taste but not much else that jumped immediately to mind. I was looking for complex but what I found was something quite one dimensional, which is not a bad thing as sometimes you just need something clean and simple, which we can oftentimes forget. Complicated is not always a good thing. Do you know those complicated relationships you have had and you can’t work out what hell is going on so all you crave is something singular and easy? Well, the longer you are with this wine, the more you realize it is exactly what you want: easy, drinkable, makes you smile and with just enough edge to keep you interested. Given my initial reaction, I have to say I ended up really enjoying the company of this wine. This Sancerre will pair well with Thyme-Scented Goat Cheese Cakes.

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 5:54pm
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    Average Price: $29.99

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    Added Mar 9, 2015 at 5:54pm
    This Cab is deep dark and vibrant. It has immediate intense aromas of sweet juicy black cherries and bitter chocolate with a slight peppery slap on the nose. On the palate it explodes with fruits of overripe berries and plum. There is a mild sweetness that lingers with a fullness that never wants to end. This wine is rich and wonderfully moreish. A big red with a big bite - loved it – my type of Cab. For me this is absolutely a winter wine but I fully enjoyed in the summer.

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 5:48pm

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    Added Mar 9, 2015 at 5:48pm
    his wine is a deep ruby red, darker than what I would expect from Pinot. A seriously smoky cedar wood and quite pungent aroma with hints of prune and overripe black cherries. At first sip you get a swift wow bang of cherries and kick of mild spices like cumin. This is the Pinot I have been looking for. The finish is smooth and tantalizingly long, ending with sweetness on the tongue. I was only going to have one glass while watching the season finale of Scandal. Well, either the wine was so good or the ending of Scandal had me so anxious, I am not sure but I ended up having two more glasses of this fabulous new find.

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 5:47pm

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    Added Mar 9, 2015 at 5:47pm
    The Solà Fred 2009 has the color of tawny light red. There is a sharpness on the nose with peppery kick. It has intense aromas of sweet cherries and overripe fruit. On the palate the taste is immediately milder and sweeter than I expected, however it rounds out very nicely into a slightly fuller bodied wine. There is bit of sweet linger with a smooth finish. Really quite a nice and very drinkable wine. If you like a lighter red this will be perfect for you.

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