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New Wine Releases May 2016

Check out GAYOT's selections of new wine releases for April 2016

Find tasting notes, prices and ratings for recent vintages in GAYOT's selection of May 2016 new wine releases.

NORTH AMERICA

CALIFORNIA

CENTRAL COAST

Edna Valley

True Myth
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon; $24
13.5/20This Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of blackberry, blueberry and pepper. On the palate, are flavors of dark red fruit balanced with notes of spice and oak and a smooth, medium body.


AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

Stellenbosch

Mulderbosch Vineyards
2013 Faithful Hound; $17
14/20 The 2013 Faithful Hound is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months, this red blend has aromas of cherry, tobacco and cedar. The medium-body and earthy texture frames the dark red fruit flavor.


EUROPE

ITALY

TUSCANY

Chianti

Badia a Coltibuono
2008 Chianti Classico Riserva; $30
14.5/20Produced from hand-picked grapes during the harvest period of September to October, this intensely red wine has aromas of blackberry with a hint of spice. The flavors of mint, black cherry and licorice mingle with a note of minerality and a lively acidity.


SOUTH AMERICA

CHILE

Casablanca Valley

Ritual
2015 Sauvignon Blanc; $16
14/20The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc comes from slowly-ripened, hand-harvested grapes from the cool climate of the Chile coast. This Sauvignon Blanc has intense aroma notes of flower and citrus that lead to flavors of white peach and nectarine. It ends with a long, smooth and clean finish.



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