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New Wine Releases January 2015

Kick 2015 off right with GAYOT's New Wine Releases

New Wine Reviews - January 2015

Find tasting notes, prices and ratings for recent vintages in our selection of January 2015 new wine releases.



Lodi Appellation

2012 Old Vine Zinfandel; $16
14/20 Lofty aromas of blackberry and raspberry ascend to the nose as chery and spice notes delight the palate.

Napa Valley

Grgich Hills Estate
2011 Zinfandel; $35
16/20 Flavors of strawberry and raspberry, along with notes of white pepper, make this Zinfandel a great companion to grilled meats, beef stews and heavy Italian meals like lasagna.

Jayson Pahlmeyer
2012 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast; $60
16/20 A dark ruby red wine that emits aromas of black fruit and wild flowres before giving way to hints of spicy cola and tangerine. The palate of this Pinot Noir impresses with notes of cherry and fig.



Uco Valley

Historic Vineyards
2012 Luca Malbec; $30
15/20A wine with an impressively deep purple color, the Luca Malbec charms with spice and black cherry aromas and a lively palate that leads to a long finish.




 Champagnes Nicolas Feuillatte
Brut Rosé; $38
14.5/20The salmon-pink hue invites the nose to welcome aromas of red fruit, blueberry and blackcurrant. The palate is delicate and buttoned nicely by a fruity finish.


Château Guiraud
2004 Sauternes; $60
15/20A bold Sauternes that emits notes of spice, dried apricot and lemon. The body is full, yet long, and comes with a sweet middle and a spicy finish.


Quinta de Roriz

Prazo De Roriz
2011 Douro DOC; $55
14.5/20Tannins and black cherries pepper the compact palate. Fresh plum aromas ascend out of the glass like ghosts of grapes past — finding refuge in a very welcoming nose.

Vila Nova de Gaia

W. & J. Graham's
20 Year Tawny Port; $60
15/20An excellent bouquet of almonds, fruit and orange peel couple nicely with a palate that is exquisitely balanced. This is a great companion for vanilla ice cream or crème brûlée.

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