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New Wine Releases June 2013

Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines

Find tasting notes, prices and ratings for recent vintages in our selection of June 2013 new wine releases.

NORTH AMERICA

UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA

CENTRAL COAST

Robert Mondavi Private Selection
2011 Central Coast Chardonnay; $11
13/20Made from grapes mostly sourced in Monterey County, this budget-friendly white wine offers apple and vanilla flavors and a creamy mouthfeel.


Livermore Valley

Darcie Kent
2010 DeMayo Vineyard Chardonnay; $30
14/20This full-bodied Chardonnay features fresh tropical and citrus flavors with a touch of vanilla on the finish. 2,200 cases.


Monterey

Wrath
2010 Tondré Grapefield Pinot Noir; $49
14.5/20A fairly full-bodied Pinot Noir, it boasts plenty of earthy and red fruit flavors matched by supple tannins. 225 cases.


Paso Robles

Star Angel by Montes
2007 Syrah; $35
13.5/20This potent red wine features 15 percent alcohol, dark berry flavors and drying tannins.


Santa Ynez Valley

Transcendence
2009 Syrah; $28
13.5/20A spicy Syrah displaying aromas of raspberry and blackberry, it reveals firm, chewy tannins and an acidic backbone in the mouth. 128 cases.


CENTRAL VALLEY

Clarksburg

Clarksburg Wine Company
2010 Chenin Viognier; $16
14/20Composed of 85 percent Chenin Blanc and 15 percent Viognier, this crisp white wine boasts an aromatic nose and tropical fruit flavors. 506 cases.


NORTH COAST

Ménage à Trois
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon; $10
13/20Made from Napa, Sonoma and Lake County grapes, this fruit-forward red wine is smooth and easy-drinking.


Carneros

Domaine Chandon
2010 Carneros Chardonnay; $26
14.5/20This full-bodied Chardonnay is crisp in the mouth and features peach and apple flavors. 4,800 cases.


Napa Valley

V. Sattui
2009 Preston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon; $49
14.5/20A rich and robust red wine, it displays ripe black fruit flavors, supple tannins and herbal notes on the finish.


Russian River Valley

J Vineyards
2005 Vintage Brut; $48
14.5/20Composed of 54 percent Chardonnay, 43 percent Pinot Noir and 3 percent Pinot Meunier, this light and elegant sparkling wine offers complex aromas and flavors of citrus, pear and brioche. 700 cases


Sonoma County

Decoy
2011 Sonoma County Pinot Noir; $22
14/20A medium-bodied red wine, it shows strawberry and cherry flavors complemented by hints of cola and baking spice.


River Road
2011 Reserve Pinot Noir Sonoma County; $19
13/20This fruit-forward Pinot Noir is light on the palate with soft tannins and reasonable length.


MULTIPLE AVAS

Deadbolt
2010 Red Wine; $16
13/20This balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah is a dry, food-friendly wine.


Murphy-Goode
2011 California Pinot Grigio; $12
13/20A crisp and aromatic wine, it offers citrus, peach and pear flavors with herbal notes.


Sequin
2012 Rosé Wine; $13
12.5/20Made in a frizzante style, this light and slightly sweet rosé offers refreshing strawberry and lychee flavors.


WASHINGTON

COLUMBIA VALLEY

Snoqualmie
2010 Naked Chardonnay; $13
13/20This organic white wine offers crisp flavors of pear and apple with a touch of honey on the finish.


Treveri Cellars
Extra Brut "Blanc de Blanc"; $14
13/20More a brut nature rather than an extra brut, this dry sparkling wine contains no additional sugar and offers crisp apple flavors with yeasty notes.


RED MOUNTAIN

Arch Terrace
2008 Lot 2 Triple Threat; $25
13.5/20Composed of 58 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 27 percent Syrah and 15 percent Merlot, this thick, inky red blend boasts dark fruit flavors with a touch of pepper and spice. 985 cases.

EUROPE

AUSTRIA

Leo Hillinger
Secco; $20
14/20Made in a Prosecco style, this sparkling rosé of Pinot Noir features fresh strawberry and cherry flavors and a light, crisp mouthfeel.


FRANCE

Alsace

Hugel
2010 Pinot Blanc; $15
13.5/20Made in a food-friendly style with high acidity and low alcohol, this dry white wine shows fragrant fruit and floral aromas.


Bordeaux

Chateau Bonnet
2011 Entre-Deux-Mers; $13
12.5/20This crisp Sauvignon Blanc features tropical fruit flavors with notes of lemongrass and cilantro.


ITALY

Piedmont

Ceretto
2011 Blangè Langhe Arneis DOC; $15
13.5/20A bright, fruity white wine, it shows a food-friendly acidity that would pair well with fresh fish and seafood.


Vietti
2012 Moscato d'Asti Cascinetta; $15
14/20At just 5.5 percent alcohol, this sweet efferverscent wine boasts fragrant floral aromas and stone fruit flavors.


Tuscany

Tenuta Guado al Tasso
2011 Vermentino; $25
13/20This fruit-forward white wine displays crisp citrus flavors with herbal and mineral notes.


SLOVENIA

Goriska Brda

Kabaj
2007 Cuvée Morel; $40
13/20This bitter Bordeaux blend displays a rough mouthfeel and flat, lifeless flavors.


SPAIN

Aragon

Lo Nuevo
2010 Sorbo a Sorbo Garnacha, Old Vines; $10
13/20A spicy red wine offering reasonable complexity, this old vine Garnacha features intense red fruit flavors with mineral notes.

SOUTH AMERICA

ARGENTINA

Mendoza

Renacer
2010 Enamore; $26
13.5/20This robust red blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Bonarda boasts concentrated fruit flavors and supple tannins.


Susana Balbo
2010 Malbec; $25
14/20A full-bodied red wine with a feminine touch, it features violet and black fruit aromas, generous acidity and soft tannins.


CHILE

San Antonio Valley

Matetic Vineyards
2009 Corralillo Winemaker's Blend; $30
13.5/20Composed of 40 percent Merlot, 28 percent Syrah, 20 percent Cabernet Franc and 12 percent Malbec, this organic red blend shows balance and complexity.

AUSTRALASIA

AUSTRALIA

South Australia

Zibibbo
Sparkling Pink Moscato; $12
12.5/20This sparkling rosé contains just 8 percent alcohol and offers plenty of residual sugar and refreshing strawberry sweetness.


NEW ZEALAND

Marlborough


Monkey Bay
2011 Sauvignon Blanc; $8
12.5/20Crisp and aromatic, it displays citrus and tropical fruit flavors that would pair well with grilled chicken or seafood.

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