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Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Sonoma Valley, United States
2269 days ago

Vera scored this wine: 92/100

A beautiful dark ruby color in the glass, and sweet aroma of ripe dark berries. In my mouth it was a superb, impressive but silky wine, full of concentrated rich flavors. It reminded me of sweet black currant, my mom grew in our backyard. The rich fruit flavors were gently dusted with cocoa and light spices of the oak. I loved the sweet mouthful of this wine, with never ending, generous finish. I would say this is a very unique Sonoma Cabernet that would impress a lot of wine lovers. Approachable right now, but it can also improve with 3-5 years in the bottle. No, this wine is not a collectible, it wouldn’t last for 10-15 years (my guess), but it also doesn’t cost $80-$100 per bottle. You can get this superb Cabernet Sauvignon for around $15 or less. Isn’t that an incredible value?!

2269 days ago

Vera scored this wine: 91/100

When I opened this ruby colored wine, and sniffed it the first thing that came to my mind was: pretty and clean. It may sound weird, like I expect the wine to be dirty but that’s not it. This wine is clean of any elements that may interfere with it. Oak, spice… all you smell is true wine. On the palate it displayed a youthful fruit reminding me of wild berries. Medium body offers plenty of slightly spiced flavor, great acidity – and I must say it again, nothing disturbs the beautiful fines. Velvety, elegant, perfect match to large scale of food. Finish is pleasantly long. Bordeaux blend as a super Tuscan, without any Sangiovese present? Yes, yes and yes. If you come across some, buy it. It’s worth it!

2269 days ago

Vera scored this wine: 92/100

Lovely, crisp white from Loire Valley of central France perfectly accompanied our light summer dinner of spiced shrimp and sauteed green beans. We couldn’t put the bottle down. Full of lemony flavors, beautifully balanced with just right acidity that leaves that teasing feeling on the tongue. What a pretty wine! Full of fruit and long, very elegant finish.

2269 days ago

Vera scored this wine: 89/100

Clean, sunny yellow color and lovely lemony aroma was an inviting first impression. The wine was a light bodied, crisp and refreshing summer wine, a perfect company for my seafood dinner. Although it showed a lot of fruit, it was still delicate with an acidity in perfect balance. Light, almost bubbly sensation on my tongue expressed the characteristic typical limestone and volcanic soils of Orvieto Classico region. Very pleasant, pretty wine was such a steal for $ 8.99!

Casa Julia Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Casablanca Valley, Chile
2269 days ago

Vera scored this wine: 90/100

Pale in yellow color, with lovely aroma of green gooseberries (no, it wasn’t the sweet grapefruit). The first sip offered an amazing, mouthful of superb fruity goodness. Beautifully balanced wine with acidity, despite the slightly higher alcohol level. Great finish that makes you long for more.This wasn’t the ‘usual suspect Sauvignon Blanc’. The wine made me smile. I loved every sip of it. No wonder, I later found out that Casa Julia is a part of T. Edwards Wines portfolio, a company that specializes in hand crafted, authentic wines, and pays uncompromising attention to the soil, the style of farming and the terroire.

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