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Macrostie's New Killer Wines - 11/08/2010 - Insider's Advantage

Two great new wines from this longtime California star. These are reasonably-priced and perfect for Thanksgiving.

2008 MacRostie Carneros Chardonnay ($19.99)

92 points Wine Spectator: "A rich, elegant style, with intense, concentrated citrus, green apple, spice and fresh-cut flowers. Full-bodied, gaining depth and complexity on the finish, where the minerality shines through. Drink now through 2018." (2010) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "A very good, useful Chardonnay that’s easy to drink, yet also quite complex. Brisk and crisp in acidity, it shows citrus mineral, green apple and floral notes, touched with smoky oak." (10/10)

2007 MacRostie "Wildcat Mountain Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($29.99)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors Choice* MacRosties Pinots from this vineyard on the edge of the Sonoma side of Carneros always are big, ripe, powerful and ageable. This 07 shows the fat, ripe character of the vintage, offering luscious raspberry, cherry, cola, red currant liqueur, bacon, anise, spice and sandalwood flavors. But its balanced enough to change in interesting ways over the next 57 years. Really a glamorous wine for your best meals." (10/2012)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Complex aromas of wilted rose, sandalwood, spice and loamy earth. Full-bodied, at points delicate and detailed, ending with good length and fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2017." (10/2012)