Wine Spectator 90 Lemongrass, key lime and green apple flavors are bright and polished on a light frame, with refreshing acidity that pops on the finish, where verbena and fresh ginger notes linger. Producer Matua Valley was founded in a tin shed in 1974 by two brothers, Bill and Ross Spence.
Wine Enthusiast '92' 'Editor's Choice' One of the top wines from this producer, this blend of at least 10 grape varieties comes from its estate. The wood aging has added sophistication to this already concentrated wine. With black fruits to the fore and firm tannins, it will age well. - Roger
Wine Spectator '90'"Firm and polished, this red delivers cherry and red plum flavors backed by cocoa and mineral notes. Solid tannins are freshened by lively acidity. Structured and expressive. Drink now through 2025. 12,500 cases made." –T.M.
Wine Spectator 90WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 60" Plum and boysenberry notes weave together with dried herb and smoky mineral accents in this sleek red. Savory spice details chime in on the finish. Offers moderate, grippy tannins. Drink now through 2020. "
Wine & Spirits 90 "Apple-citrus aromas, light as a breeze, lead into the clear, bright citrus flavors of this well-made Cava. It's full of tangerine, lemon and lemon pith character, with a sparkly acidity and dry vivaciousness that would accompany shellfish." "A light cava appreciated for its
Wine Enthusiast 88 WE TOP 100 2012 BEST BUY Rank 45 "This is as crisp and dry as a whispy reed, with a mild grassy note on the nose. It feels fresh and focused, with lime, peach and apple flavors. Fruity, fresh and easy to like from start to finish, this is what a Best Buy should be." ~M.S. "A
Vinous Media 90 “Bright straw with a persistent froth. Clean long and fresh, with focused, precise apple, pear and passion fruit aromas and flavors. Lovely balance, purity and sneaky concentration on the long, clean finish. This is a remarkably good, easy-to-like Prosecco DOC.”-VM “Pale, straw
Vinous Media 90 "With its suave blend of rich dark fruit and energetic floral and spice qualities, this juicy Spanish red will pair well with a range of foods, especially grilled meats. It also drinks wonderfully by itself. Supple tannins and subtle grip keep the exuberant fruit in check." New
Wine Enthusiast 92 Editors' Choice "Assembled from dozens of individual lots, this sumptuous brut is an example of the art of blending. Based on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it's really as delicious and refined a sparkling as you could want for drinking now. Shows lush citrus, strawberry, honey,
James Suckling 92 "Very pretty plum, cherry and hints of cedar. Medium body, with soft tannins and a delicious finish. Shows the real Rioja character. Delicious always. Drink now. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018" Wine Advocate 89 "The 2015 Cune Crianza is a traditional blend of 85%
Wine Spectator 89 "Floral red currant aromas lead to focused, trim black cherry, crushed stone and tobacco flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2023." "This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla,
Wine Enthusiast 90 WE TOP 100 2016 Best Buys Rank 5 "This dark, structured wine, with its balanced blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, is firm with tannins and dense berry fruits. Full in the mouth, it is a concentrated wine that brings out a strongly chalky texture. The
Robert Parker 90 "This effusively fruity, light-bodied offering offers terrific floral notes, persistent effervescence, and a clean, delicate finish. There is not much body or weight in this crystal clean, pure, sparkling white. It is an ideal aperitif to enjoy over the next year. It is an amazing
James Suckling 91 "A firm and silky red with blackberry and blueberry with hints of chocolate and spice. Medium body. Fine tannins. No wood. Delicious now."~JS “A balanced and elegant wine bursting with black cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors. Pair with barbeque and grilled
Wine Spectator 90“Intense aromas and flavors of cherry, blueberry, graphite and spice mark this solid red. Dense without being overly tannic, with a balanced finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.” ~ Wine Spectator
Wine Advocate 93 “This is very elegant, floral, fresh and mineral, a lot more serious than the price suggests. It’s harmonious, with very fine, chalky tannins and feels very much like a $40 bottle of red. Grab it!”
Wine Advocate 90 "I hadn't encountered their entry-level, young and unoaked Monastrell for a while, but I tasted the 2016 Monastrell, which fermented in stainless steel and was kept in concrete vats for four to six months. They used some 25% to 30% full clusters in the vinification, and I've never
Decanter 91"A delightful Malbec sparkler, full of strawberry and red cherry aromas. Crisp palate and juicy, bright fruit flavors, and a lovely persistence of tiny bubbles on the finish. The ideal complement to canapés and fruit salads, but also fantastic on its own."~GC
Wine Spectator 90 “There’s good weight to the finely textured flavors of dark cherry, raspberry and steak tartar in this red, which is creamy and spicy on the rich finish.”-WS “Deep red color. Concentrated aromas of cherries and wild strawberries with a delicate touch of roses. Medium body and
James Suckling 90 “Aromas of blueberries, lemon peel and cedar. Medium body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Pure tempranillo. Drink now.” ~J.S. “100% Tempranillo...El Coto de Rioja Crianza is one of the most popular wines in all of Spain and one of the top selling Rioja's in the world. Year
Wine Enthusiast 90 BEST BUY Welcoming aromas of berry fruit come with a bit of oaky menthol in support. A full palate, bright acidity and slightly edgy tannins make for a healthy ride. Plum, currant and juicy berry flavors are choppy on a fresh, bold finish. by Wine Enthusiast, MS, 2018.
James Suckling 90 Fresh violets, plums, citrus and some lavender. Taut on the palate with a light-to-medium body, pretty acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now Aromas of black cherries and plums are accompanied by notes of violets and vanilla. On the palate the wine is rich and full-bodied with
Wine Spectator 91“A sleek, racy style, this red boasts raspberry, boysenberry, graphite and spice flavors. Balanced and focused, with lingering echoes of fruit, mineral and spice. Drink now through 2024. 10,000 cases made, 7,800 cases imported.”