Top 10 wines in the US press

The Velvet Devil, Merlot 2013, Charles Smith Wines, Washington State, US

NF_05WINESWEEK_KL02_44264447Rebecca Murphy, writing for Dallas News, recommended this “rich and lush” Merlot with an “abundance of plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit laced with a touch of dried herbs and licorice”.

“The cool nights of the long growing season in eastern Washington’s Columbia Valley deliver vibrant acidity”, she said. “This keeps the plush fruit fresh and lively, while ripe tannins, a gift from the region’s hot days, provide structure. Have it on hand for the next time you fire up the grill for burgers.”

Price: $10.99 to $14.99

2 Responses to “Top 10 wines in the US press”

  1. Charles Garrett says:

    Not in fact – or by any means – Italy’s only white wine DOCG. There is also the (admittedly obscure) Albana di Romagna DOCG, which predates it as a DOCG (1987 v. 1993). And there is Soave, also white wine only, which has DOCG status for Soave Superiore. And going south what about Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino, both white wine only and DOCG in status?

    Not clear whether the error lies with Lettie Teague or the DB compiler

  2. Many thanks for including Artesana’s TMZ on this list and thanks to Dave McIntyre for his review in the Washington Post. We are a small production estate winery specializing in terroir-driven Tannat blends handcrafted by our two award-winning Uruguayan women winemakers. We now have distribution in 12 states. There are approximately 200 wineries in Uruguay, most family run and very small, miniscule compared to Argentina or Chile. I recently wrote an article about visiting this extraordinary country with its many outstanding wines, not to mention gorgeous beaches: http://www.winetouristmagazine.com/new-best-kept-secret-south-america-uruguay/.

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