Cheers-Sept 2016

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Page 36 of 40 37 September 2016 • vanilla notes are on the nose and the palate from beginning to end. The plush red fruit is complemented by the slight tannic grip in this easy-drinking cabernet. ($15) (90) Thruchard Vineyards The Shepherd 2015 (California). The nose has aromas of crisp citrus that is well balanced by apple, pear and lemon zest. The palate continues with subtle yet concentrated fresh fl avors of apple, pear and a lemon/citrus that leads you to the wonderful lingering fi nish. ($15) (90) Charles & Charles Rosé 2015 (Washington). A blend of 61% syrah, 12% mourvedre, 10% grenache, 7% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cinsault and 3% counoise. The aromas and fl avors of underripe strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb with a hint of pomegranate make this a versatile rosé for food pairing. ($15) (90) Firebrand Cabernet 2014 (California). Neat and well expressed, notes of red currant, dark cherry, and plumb dominate the palate and nose. Red fruit notes are the core of the wine but there is some nice oak used for structure and complexity. ($10) (90) Carson Ridge Cabernet 2015 (California). An elegant, plush cabernet with fl avors of raspberry, black cherry and a hint of vanilla. Medium-bodied yet rich in fl avor the texture and roundness of the fruit are very complementary. ($13) (90) Muirwood Chardonnay 2015 (California). An edge of oak gives added body and complexity to the fruit-forward notes of ripe mango, juicy green apple, ly- chee and pineapple. Balance of oak, acidity and bold tropical fruit are intertwined in this bold wine. ($14) (90) Crimson Ranch Chardonnay 2014 (California). A lively chardonnay that conveys animated aromas and fl avors of green apple, pear, mango and a touch of vanilla. This wine expresses stimulating acidity and its fruit is well integrated with the oak notes. ($15) (90) California Square Red 2014 (Paso). This fresh-yet-rich, dense, red blend shows an elegant fruit-driven profi le focusing on blackberry and blueberry notes. A ripe wine that is mouth-fi lling and approachable, with good tannic structure. ($16) (90) First and Local 2014 (California). An elegant, ripe red blend with lush fl avors of plumb and black cherry that is easy drinking. The wine is very balanced, medium bodied, elegant but rich in fruit and soft in texture. $13 CLASSIFIEDS MIDWEST - IL, IN, IA, KS, K Y, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI Bruce Kostic; Tel (203) 855-8499 ext. 215 • Cell (203) 803-0453 EAST, WEST & INTERNATIONAL - AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, ID, MA, ME, MT, NH, NM, OR, RI, UT, VT, WA, WY, Canada and Intl Mark Marcon; • Tel (248) 761-6231 • Fax (519) 972-5169 SOUTH AND METRO NY - AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV Debbie Rittenberg; • Tel/Fax (215) 860-0306 • Cell (215) 431-8787 LIST RENTAL - MeritDirect, Jim Scova; • Tel (914) 368-1012 REPRINTS - Robin Cooper; • Tel (763) 383-4491 MAXIMIZE THE POSITIVE PRESS FROM YOUR FEATURE IN Now offering short-run reprints Order 100 copies or less FOR CUSTOM REPRINTS CONTACT US TODAY! Robin Cooper PLASTIC DRINK TOKENS & WOODEN NICKELS with Your Design FREE Catalog and Token Samples! Call 1-800-233-0828 to Order with Your Design with Your Design with Your Design CHEERS REGIONAL SALES OFFICES

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