Cline Cellars, 2012 California, Cashmere:
This blend of 35% Mourvedre, 24% Syrah, 23% Grenache and 18% Petite Sirah, Cashmere has an unusual cherry and peach nose and flavor, bright, round, and dry, with firm structure and everything in balance. Widely available and dirt-cheap. 47,300 cases, $16. 90 points.
Mulderbosch, 2013 South Africa, Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc, Block A:
The nose is almost Viognier-like in the intensity of its tropical fruit, which comes off as pineapple and mango with a touch of earth. On the palate it shows vibrant acidity and lime notes that carry through to the refreshing citrus-mineral finish. $12. 93 points