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Awards & Accolades

 
WINE SPECTATOR RATINGS

port-bottles.jpgCabernet Sauvignon American NV
Score: 82 points
Release Price: $48
Soft and jammy, with raisin , plum, and licorice notes and a light toasty finish. Drink now.

Vignoles Missouri 2009
Score: 82 points
Release Price $29
Clean and soft with off-dry green plum and peach notes. A hint of fruit cocktail marks the finish. Drink now.

American Villagio NV
Score: 82 points
Release Price: $22
Light, with an off-dry edge to the peach and apple notes, followed by a clean, quick finish. Rayon d'Or, Vidal Blanc, and Vignoles. Drink now.

Merlot America NV
Score: 83 points
Release Price: $48
Soft and lightly jammy, with plum, cherry and toasty vanilla notes backed by a light raisined hint on the finish. Drink now.

Norton Missouri 2007
Score: 85 points
Release Price: $38
A darker style, featuring mulled plum skin, blueberry and loganberry notes, laced with hints of raisin on the finish. Drink now.


4698025-s.jpgBEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE RATINGS

Cabernet Sauvignon Augusta, Missouri NV
World Wine Championships Award: Gold Medal
Rating: 90 points
Aromas of toasted coconut, berry crème brulee, dried currant, and sweet spices follow though on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with very good depth of fruit and structure. Finishes with nice hints of savory herb and tomato with chewy, gripping tannins. Serve with prime rib. Drink now – 3 years.

Merlot Augusta, Missouri NV
World Wine Championships Award: Gold Medal
2010 Midwest Wine Challenge – Best Missouri Red
Rating: 92 points
Deep ruby black color. Baked berry, licorice, coconut cream, and delicate eucalyptus aromas follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with very good depth, structure, and vibrant acidity. Finishes with dried fruit, wood spice and tannin accents. An impressive offering reminiscent of a high end, Australian Shiraz. Pair with lamb. Drink now – 3 years.

2009 Vignoles Augusta, Missouri
World Wine Championships Award: Gold Medal
2010 Midwest Wine Challenge – Best Missouri White
Rating: 91 points
Pale golden silver color. Bright caramel nut apple, cream soda, banana cake, and peach jam aromas follow through on a rich, supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with excellent depth, zestiness, and balance. Finishes with a long, tangy citrus marmalade and mineral wave. Very crowd and table friendly. Drink now – 3 years.

2009 Villagio Augusta, Missouri
World Wine Championships Award: Silver Medal
Rating: 89 points
Aromas of dried flowers, lanolin lotion, and baked yellow apples and peaches follow through on a supple entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with good depth and soft smooth texture. Finishes with a touch of lemon spritzed apple and nougat. Nice character in a soft, elegant style. Drink now – 3 years.

Claret Augusta Missouri NV
World Wine Championships Award: Bronze Medal
Rating: 84 points
Deep garnet with a violet rim. Aromas of cacao shells and blueberry tart follow through on a spry entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with a very good depth and intensity of fruit. Finishes with crisp, drying spiced apple and wood tannin fade. Drink now.

Norton Augusta, Missouri NV
World Wine Championships Award: Gold Medal
2010 Midwest Wine Challenge – Best Norton
Rating: 91 points
Deep violet color. Dense floral aromas of boysenberries and cherries, strawberry jam, and coconut crème brulee follow through on ad supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with a great purity on fruit and intensity. Finishes with a long, spicy and savory rhubarb and tomato mélange. A delicious and table friendly wine that will go great with veal or lamb chops. Drink now – 3 years.

2007 Norton Augusta, Missouri
World Wine Championships Award: Silver Medal
Rating: 88 points
Creamy mocha, dried cherries, and buttery cashew brittle aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with great depth and hints of toasted coconut, baked apple, and spice on the generous finish. A flavorful sipper or table wine; pair with deep dish pizza. Drink now.

2009 Villagio Augusta, Missouri
World Wine Championships Award: Silver Medal
Rating: 89 points
Aromas of dried flowers, lanolin lotion, and baked yellow apples and peaches follow through on a supple entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with good depth and soft smooth texture. Finishes with a touch of lemon spritzed apple and nougat. Nice character in a soft, elegant style. Drink now – 3 years.