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New Wine Releases August 2014

Suttcliffe Vineyards in Cortez, Colorado

New Wine Reviews - August 2014

Find tasting notes, prices and ratings for recent vintages in our selection of August 2014 new wine releases.

NORTH AMERICA

UNITED STATES

COLORADO

WEST ELKS

Sutcliffe Vineyards
2012 Chardonnay Signature; $38
14.5/20A well-balanced, yet acidic Chardonnay, it presents a bouquet of citrus and smooth caramel, leaving ripe pear and lemon on the palate. 102 cases.


OREGON

WILLAMETTE VALLEY

Domaine Serene
2009 Oregon Pinot Noir; $37
14.5/20This bigger-bodied Pinot Noir boasts lush dark cherry and black licorice flavors, with supple tannins and leather complexities.


Hyland Estates
2011 Coury Clone Pinot Noir; $60
15/20With layers of cassis, cherry and raspberry, this lighter-bodied Pinot Noir leaves the palate with both spicy and ripe fruit notes. 290 cases.


VIRGINIA

MONTICELLO

Trump Winery
2012 Rosé; $14
13/20This acidic rosé displays soft cirus fruit flavors with notes of honey and rose petal, and a creamy finish.


WASHINGTON

COLUMBIA VALLEY

Charles & Charles
2013 Rosé; $12
12/20This rosé, made mostly of Syrah, features ripe fruits and overly sugary flavors. 35,000 cases.

Waterbrook
2011 Merlot; $13
12.5/20A mouthwatering Merlot with medium tannins, it shows notes of pomegranate and cranberry. 5,085 cases.

NON-APPELLATION

Chocolate Shop
2013 Sparkling Chocolate Red Wine; $20
13/20This bubbly blend of red wine and chocolate is just that.

FRe Alcohol Removed
2013 Brut; $6
12.5/20An alcohol free sparkling wine, it displays crisp fruit flavors and has a dry finish.

AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

Western Cape

Mulderbosch
2011 Sauvignon Blanc; $18
13/20This Sauvignon Blanc has pronounced notes of green fig and lemon, with a mouthwatering palate full of melon and clementine peel.

EUROPE

FRANCE

Alsace

Domaines Schlumberger
2011 Les Princes Abbés Gewürztraminer; $18
14/20With a strong lychee bouquet, this medium dry Gewürztraminer has a mellow clean finish.


Loire Valley

François Crochet
2012 Sancerre Blanc; $24
14/20A hand-harvest Sancerre, it displays lemony citrus and mineral on both nose and palate.


Rhône Valley

M. Chapoutier
2012 Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhône; $12
13.5/20Composed of 70 percent Grenache and 30 percent Syrah, this spicy blend has ripe cherry flavors.


ITALY

Alto Adige

Elena Walch
2012 Lagrein Selezione; $17
13.5/20This spicy Lagrein has notes of wild berries and cocoa, with smooth tannins on the palate and a juicy finish.


Tuscany

Badia a Coltibuono
2006 Vin Santo Del Chianti Classico; $40 (375 ml)
15/20This medium bodied dessert wine has firm, dry tannins and an aroma of cherries and nuts. 7,500 bottles.


Luce
2011 Lucente; $30
14/20The bouquet of this Merlot and Sangiovese has notes of ripe cherry and black currant, while the palate has velvety tannins and is well-balanced. 210,000 cases.


Veneto

Vino dei Fratelli
Prosecco Spumante; $18
13.5/20This Prosecco displays a fruity bouquet and has a mineral and fruity mouth-filling taste. 550 cases.


SPAIN

Ribera del Duero

Bodegas Hornillos Ballesteros
2011 Mibal Tinto Joven; $17
13/20This small production wine has aromas of cherry and boysenberry and displays pepper and blueberry on the palate with soft tannins. 500 cases.

SOUTH AMERICA

ARGENTINA

Mendoza

Allamand
2011 "H"; $35
14.5/20A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this full-bodied red has great natural acidity with good minerality. 230 cases.


Luminis
2012 Malbec; $25
13.5/20This 100 percent Malbec has robust fruit flavors and medium tannins with a velvety texture. 368 cases.


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