Excelsior 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Excelsior 2017 Cabernet SauvignonRed blend from South Africa. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Verdot. Medium bodied. Very berry on the nose, with notes of cherry and blackberry aromas. Very juicy, with a lot of dark fruit. Somewhat oaky and spicy, with a little vanilla and tobacco on the palate. Rather dry and very tannic. Complex finish, with lots of different flavors. Easy to drink with or without food. Great value for the price. 14% ABV. Price: $7.99.

DWR-164 – Tesoro Della Regina 2020 Chianti Classico Tasting and Review

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This is the one hundred sixty-fourth episode of the live winestream. We’re back! The dry spell is over. I open, taste and review a Tesoro Della Regina 2020 Chianti Classico red wine from Italy. We also toast national days and tell dad jokes. Plus, it’s Open Chat!

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Chelsea Goldschmidt 2016 Merlot

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Chelsea Goldschmidt 2016 MerlotRed wine from Sonoma County, California. 100% Merlot. Full bodied. Nice, fruity bouquet of black cherry and blackberry on the nose. Oaky and matured with black cherry and blackberry with a hint of raspberry on the tongue. A little jammy. Dry with mild to medium tannins. Decent smoky finish with plum at the end. Pairs well with pizza and cheeses. 14.5% ABV. Price: $16.99.

Leese-Fitch 2016 Zinfandel

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Leese-Fitch 2016 ZinfandelRed blend from California. 82% zinfandel, 12% petite syrah, 4% barbera, 2% merlot. Light to medium bodied. Blackberry on the nose. A lot of blackberry with cedar, coconut and vanilla on the tongue. Just a hint of chocolate. Dry with Medium tannins. Very smooth finish. Pairs well with pasta and meatballs. Works as a nice table wine. Very easy to drink with food or on its own. 13.5% ABV. Price: $9.99.

Domaine La Berthete Cotes du Rhone Les Pierrugues 2018

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Domaine La Berthete Cotes du Rhone 2018Les Pierrugues red blend from France. 50% grenache, 25% syrah, 25% carignan and 5% Cinsault. Medium bodied. Not a lot of aroma. Fairly fruity with black cherry notes and plum in the mouth. A little peppery. Somewhat acidic with light to medium tannins. Very smooth with a light finish. Easy wine to drink. 14.5% ABV. Price: $12.99.

Overstone 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Overstone 2018 Sauvignon BlancMarlborough Sauvignon Blanc white wine from New Zealand. Light bodied. Citrus on the nose. Grapefruit and lime with a hint of crabapple on the tongue. A little pungent with a light, citrusy finish. Tart and tangy. Fun, easy drinking white wine. The wine maker recommends to serve lightly chilled. 12.5% ABV. Price: $10.99.

Don Ramon 2017 Red Blend

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Don Ramon 2017 Red BlendRed blend from Spain. 75% grenache, 25% tempranillo. Light to medium bodied. Floral and spicy aromas. Floral notes with plum on the tongue. Light on the tongue. Slight acidity with medium tannins. Light finish. Easy to drink on its own. Good value for the price. 13% ABV. Price: $6.99.

Chateau Saint Roch Chimeres 2014 Grenache

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Chateau Saint Roch Chimeres 2014 GrenacheRed blend from France. 40% grenache with syrah, carignan and mourvedre. Medium bodied. Cherry and blackberry with strawberry on the nose. Mix of cherry, blackberry and strawberry with a hint of mint, spices and licorice in the mouth. A little peppery. Slight acidity with medium tannins. Rather complex. 13.5% ABV. Price: $9.99.