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Zind-Humbrecht Zind 2017
August 01, 2019 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Slight reductive smokiness on the nose of this wine leads onto a light, still slightly spritzy palate that presents green pear, ripe lemon and grapefruit zestiness. The wine is dry, bright, slightly textured and utterly refreshing, with a moreish, lemony finish.

— Anne Krebiehl

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August 01, 2019 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

A flinty glint of reduction shoots across the nose. Underneath, a sea of ripe citrus awaits with still-subdued intensity. Hints of earth and stone lend gravity while mandarin, ripe lemon and tangerine play a subtle, aromatic game. The harmonious and slender palate takes these flavors in stride and holds them with lemon intensity. The finish is dry, intense and long.

— Anne Krebiehl

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Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rotenberg 2017
August 01, 2019 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

A closed nose on this wine gives little away. With time some lifted citrus appears. The palate offers a central vein of buffered freshness. Flavors convey ripe, mellow lemon along with the brightness of the peel and texture of the pith. The finish is dry, clean and appetizing.

— Anne Krebiehl

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August 01, 2019 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Gingerbread spice, candied lemon peel and pear meet on the vivid nose of this wine. The palate focuses on bright lemon. Concentration and tautness are spiked with sharp, aromatic notes of ginger and bundled pear. This wine is muscular but comes on tiptoe, carrying power but with elegant, swift movement. The finish is dry and long.

— Anne Krebiehl

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Michele Chiarlo Le Marne Gavi DOCG 2018
August 01, 2019 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

This fragrant white offers aromas of yellow stone fruit, grilled herb, bread dough and a whiff of white rose. It's elegant and linear, evoking grapefruit, apricot, mature yellow apple and a hint of saline alongside fresh acidity.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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August 01, 2019 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Zesty blood-orange aromas have both a floral and a smoky touch. The concentrated palate fills the mouth with peachy, ripe roundness while zestiness pervades and brightens. Blood-orange aromatics keep countering and contouring the gentle sweetness of the midpalate and provide bite until the finish.

— Anne Krebiehl

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August 01, 2019 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

Ripe, almost overripe notes of juicy pear abound on the nose of this wine. There also is a sense of baked and dried pear but the palate reins that in with majestic zestiness. This wine is bold, concentrated and hot with alcohol. It's a potent but dry Gewurztraminer of immense impact. The finish is dry and the lovely pear returns on the last notes.

— Anne Krebiehl

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Taylor Fladgate Chip Dry White Porto
August 01, 2019 88 Points Wine Enthusiast

A ripe wine, with intense sweetness as well as a perfumed character, this is concentrated and tangy, hinting at burnt orange.

— Roger Voss

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Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Calcaire 2017
July 01, 2019 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

The deliciously flinty smoke of reduction shoots across the nose of this wine before mellower hints of creaminess, lemon and ripe pear appear. The palate unites the concentrated freshness of ripe lemon with the smoky, rounded mellowness of pear, creating a vivid and moreish contrast. It has a wonderfully dry finish.

— Anne Krebiehl

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June 07, 2019 92 Points Blue Lifestyle

Rich, fragrant nose with aromas of mellow fruit and hints of honey and oak. Full body, velvety palate and long flavorsome finish.

— Anthony Dias Blue

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Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT 2016
June 07, 2019 92 Points Ken's Wine Guide.com

This dark violet colored Sangiovese from Sette Ponti is very old school. It opens with an oak, black cherry and cranberry bouquet with a hint of balsamic. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a tart black cherry and oak blend with notes of balsamic. I also detected hints of red plum and thyme. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This wine is built for food.

— Ken Hoggins

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Feudo Maccari Saia Sicilia DOC 2016
June 01, 2019 92 Points Wine & Spirits

This nero d’Avola comes from vines rooted in sand and chalk soils near Sicily’s torrid southeastern tip. The 2016 growing season was slightly cooler than average, allowing the grapes to retain lively acidity along with high-toned scents of mint and sage. Notes of anise, braised fennel and black olive enrich the wine’s ripe plum tones, the flavors knit together during one year in barriques. It’s bold and spicy; for braised lamb shanks.

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Feudo Maccari Nero d’Avola IGP 2017
June 01, 2019 90 Points Wine & Spirits

Made from nero d’Avola from young vines and vinified entirely in stainless steel, Neré is a fresher, more approachable wine than Maccari’s barrique-aged Saia (also recommended here). It feels dense yet juicy, with plum and blackberry flavors and lively notes of black licorice and spice.

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June 01, 2019 91 Points Wine & Spirits

In the hot, sandy terrain of Noto, this French variety seems to take on a Sicilian personality in the briny black-olive tones that weave through the wine’s dark plum flavors. The wine rested for 16 months in barriques, gaining notes of dark chocolate and spice, and rounding out the meaty tannins. A match for lamb chops.

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May 31, 2019 90 Points - Smart Buy Wine Spectator

Peach, pear and pineapple flavors are fresh and juicy in this white, with accents of honeysuckle and fresh ginger that linger on the smooth and refreshing finish

— MaryAnn Worobiec

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Michel Redde et Fils Pouilly-Fumé La Moynerie 2017
May 31, 2019 91 Points Wine Spectator

Pretty, with a rounded frame but zingy spine, as lemon curd, white peach and white asparagus flavors glide through, backed by a lingering flint note on the finish.

— James Molesworth

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