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New Wine Releases November 2013

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New Wine Reviews - November 2013

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

NORTH AMERICA

UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA

CENTRAL COAST

Chamisal Vineyards
2012 Stainless Pinot Noir; $24
13.5/20A fresh and fruity Pinot Noir, it offers bright red fruit flavors and soft tannins. 1,200 cases.


Happy Canyon

Grassini Family Vineyards
2011 Estate Sauvignon Blanc; $28
13.5/20This overripe Sauvignon Blanc clocks in at 15.5 percent alcohol, marring the varietal's signature balance of fruit and acidity.


Livermore Valley

Steven Kent
2010 Small-Lot Merlot, Ghielmetti Vineyard; $50
14.5/20An elegant expression of Merlot, this medium-bodied wine features plum and dark cherry flavors structured with fine tannins. 70 cases.


Paso Robles

Vina Robles
2012 Huerhuero Viognier; $22
14/20Aromatic and balanced, it displays bright citrus flavors and a creamy mouthfeel. 235 cases.


Santa Barbara County

Bonaccorsi
2011 Pinot Noir; $24
14.5/20This true-to-type Pinot Noir offers flavors and aromas of cherry and raspberry with notes of baking spice and silky tannins.


CENTRAL VALLEY

Dunnigan Hills

Giguiere
2011 Clone No. 809 Musqué Chardonnay; $16
13/20A sweet, full-bodied white wine, it exhibits heady floral aromas and tropical fruit flavors. 1,081 cases.


NORTH COAST

Napa Valley

Adamvs
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon; $100
15.5/20A rich, robust red wine, it boasts black fruit flavors with a hint of oak and firm, age-worthy tannins. 975 cases.


Opus One
2006 Napa Vally Red Wine; $209
16.5/20This renowned Cabernet Sauvignon lives up to its reputation with complex aromas and flavors and a refined, expansive mouthfeel.


Schweiger Vineyards
2008 Dedication; $85
15/20A blend of 58 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 percent Merlot, 5 percent Cabernet Franc and 6 percent Malbec, this full-bodied Meritage features jammy fruit flavors with oak and mineral notes and supple tannins. 690 cases.


Russian River Valley

MacMurray Ranch
2010 Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir; $37
14.5/20A bit too high in alcohol at 15.2 percent, this full-bodied Pinot Noir shows cherry, pomegranate and lavender flavors and soft tannins. 1,415 cases.


Sonoma

Cannonball
2010 Chardonnay; $16
13/20This creamy Chardonnay offers crisp lemon and stone fruit flavors with yeasty and mineral notes.


SIERRA FOOTHILLS

Stark Wine
2011 Damiano Vineyard Viognier; $28
14/20Featuring heady aromas of peach and lychee, it reveals tropical fruit and mineral flavors in the mouth and finishes clean. 142 cases.


MULTIPLE AVAS

Francis Ford Coppola
2011 Votre Santé Chardonnay; $14
12.5/20An easy drinking table wine, it offers juicy peach and lemon flavors and a buttery texture.


NEW YORK

FINGER LAKES

Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars
2010 Rkatsiteli; $15
13.5/20Made from one of the few Georgian varietals planted in the U.S., it boasts an acidity and sweetness reminiscent of good quality German Riesling.


Fox Run Vineyards
2008 Lemberger; $15
12.5/20Composed of 50 percent Lemberger and 50 percent Cabernet Franc, this medium-bodied red wine shows dark berry flavors and a spicy finish. 576 cases.


OREGON

WILLAMETTE VALLEY

Bergström
2011 Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir; $42
14.5/20This earthy Pinot Noir features raspberry and baking spice aromas, red fruit flavors and silky tannins.


Siduri
2010 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir; $28
14.5/20Exhibiting blueberry and cherry flavors with a touch of chocolate, this medium-bodied wine is young and tight. 1,592 cases.


VIRGINIA

ROCKY KNOB

Château Morrisette
2011 Vidal Blanc; $11
13/20This food-friendly white wine offers fragrant citrus aromas and crisp pear and pineapple flavors.


WASHINGTON

COLUMBIA VALLEY

Novelty Hill
2010 Merlot; $22
13.5/20Fairly full-bodied for a Merlot, it features bright red fruit flavors and moderate tannins. 1,250 cases.


Powers
2009 Malbec; $15
13/20Composed of 88 percent Malbec and 12 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, this rich, peppery wine shows a good balance of fruit, acidity and tannins. 1,000 cases.

AFRICA

MORROCO

Zenata

Ouled Thaleb
2011 Medaillon; $16
13/20Composed of 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 percent Merlot and 10 percent Syrah, this inky-colored wine exhibits black fruit flavors with a touch of spice. 350 cases imported.

EUROPE

FRANCE

Rhône Valley

Marrenon
2011 Grand Marrenon Red; $18
14.5/20Composed of 70 percent Syrah and 30 percent Grenache, this dry red wine boasts concentrated, jammy fruit flavors and supple tannins. 8,000 cases.


GERMANY

Mosel

Bollig-Lehnert
2011 Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Kabinett; $18
13.5/20Low in alcohol and high in sugar and acidity, it features sweet apple pie flavors with a touch of baking spice.


ITALY

Puglia

Tormaresca
2011 Chardonnay; $12
12.5/20Composed of 90 percent Chardonnay and 10 percent Fiano, this crisp Chardonnay displays fresh citrus flavors with a touch of minerality.


PORTUGAL

Douro

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
2010 Colheita DOC; $20
13/20A blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinto Cão, this intense red blend displays fresh floral aromas and red fruit flavors. 5,555 cases.

SOUTH AMERICA

ARGENTINA

Mendoza

Dom Miguel Gascón
2011 Colosal Red Blend; $15
12.5/20Blended from Malbec, Bonarda, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, this full-bodied wine is not as big and bold as its name suggests. 18,000 cases.


CHILE

Colchagua Valley

Montes Alpha
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon; $22
13.5/20This rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits black fruit flavors with a touch of vanilla and coffee.


San Antonio Valley

Matetic Vineyards
2010 Corralillo Pinot Noir; $28
14/20Made from organic grapes, this atypical Pinot Noir shows dark cherry and cranberry flavors and supple tannins. 900 cases.

AUSTRALASIA

AUSTRALIA

Wolf Blass
Yellow Label Sparkling Brut; $12
12.5/20Blended from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this light, crisp sparkler offers green apple flavors and strawberry flavors with a touch of sweetness.


Barossa Valley

3 Rings
2009 Shiraz; $20
13.5/20This dry, robust Shiraz boasts concentrated raisiny fruit flavors and meaty tannins. 3,000 cases.


North West Victoria

Deakin Estate
2010 Pinot Noir; $7
12/20A fragrant, fruity red wine, it offers earthy red berry flavors and medium tannins.

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