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Name / Kind of Wine: Amelie Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot
Producer / Importer: Mankas Hills Vineyards
Vintage Year: 2004
Price: promotional bottle
Overall Rating: 6
Comments: Not bad, but it's a little delicate for what I like in a red. Not as robust or full-flavored as I prefer. The flavor is good, but subtle.
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Name / Kind of Wine: Roza Riesling
Producer / Importer: Silver Lake Winery, Columbia Valley (Zillah, WA)
Vintage Year: 2005
Price: $9.99 (on sale; regularly $12.99?)
Color, Aroma, Flavor, etc.: Lavish peach, melon, and apricot flavors. Great floral aroma with a perfect balance of sweet fruit and bracing acidity.
Overall Rating: 10
Serving Suggestions: As an aperitif or with a lightly sweetened dessert. The perfect picnic wine.
Comments: This is fabulous. The fruity flavors come through very clearly, and the wine almost bursts on your tongue.
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Name / Kind of Wine: Riesling Kabinett
Producer / Importer: Schmitt Söhne
Vintage Year: 2004
Price: $8.99
Color, Aroma, Flavor, etc.: Crisp and lively on the palate.
Overall Rating: 7
Serving Suggestions: Mild cheeses, salads, shellfish and poultry.
Comments: Sweet and fairly delicate. A decent kabinett.
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Name / Kind of Wine: Niersteiner Spiegelberg – Riesling Kabinett
Producer / Importer: Julius Clauss Winery (Weingut Josef Friederich), Rheinhessen (Zell, Germany)
Vintage Year: 2005
Price: $15.50
Color, Aroma, Flavor, etc.: Medium-bodied white featuring pale yellow hues, a bright nose of peach and pear, with a refreshing finish.
Overall Rating: 9
Serving Suggestions: Well chillled. As an aperitif or with light salads and shellfish.
Comments: The perfect white for me, it's sweet and light and has a low alcohol content (7% to 8%).
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Name / Kind of Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer / Importer: Chiñigue Vineyards, Ilata Valley (Santiago, Chile)
Vintage Year: 2004
Price: $13.99
Color, Aroma, Flavor, etc.: Aromas of pepper, cinnamon and caramel with a touch of warm oak. Smooth tannins, layers of fruit along with an ideal balance; long and lasting finish.
Overall Rating: 5
Serving Suggestions: Room temperature and open for at least 1 hour. Steak, sausage and burgers.
Comments: A little thin and light. Smooth, but without much body. Possibly better if left to breathe longer.
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Name / Kind of Wine: California Merlot
Producer / Importer: Buffalo Grove
Vintage Year: 2004
Price: $14.75
Color, Aroma, Flavor, etc: Subtle tannins; fresh cherry, raspberry and damp earth aromas; deep flavors of ripe red fruit; smooth and rich finish.
Overall Rating: 7
Serving Suggestions: Room temperature or slightly chilled for 15 minutes. Grilled salmon, pastas with red sauce, mushroom risotto and pork tenderloin.
Comments: Very smooth and mellow for a red.

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