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  • Lost Angel Ruckus White Wine 2009 one year ago Lost Angel Ruckus White Wine 2009
    Lost Angel 2009 Ruckus white. A blend of Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, and Chardonnay. No one varietal jumps out, but the Rhones dominate. Pleasant if uninteresting. 84.
  • San Antonio Winery Heritage Vintage 2008 one year ago San Antonio Winery Heritage Vintage 2008
    Very nice Rhone blend. Obvious warm climate fruit with rich berry and ripe acid. 88.
  • Petit Petit Wine one year ago Petit Petit Wine
    Petite Petit 2010. Michael David. 85% petite syrah, 15% petit verdot. Lodi. Beautifully inky, but unbalanced. Dark fruit is slightly masked by acidity. Lingering acid hides fruit. 81.
  • Babble Mendocino County 2010 one year ago Babble Mendocino County 2010
    babble 2010 from trader Joe's - a fairly light wine given the color. Immediately accessible if not underwhelming followed by an acid punch. Somehow it all comes together nicely for a daily drinkable wine. 86.
  • Orleans Hill Organic Wine 2011 one year ago Orleans Hill Organic Wine 2011
    A muted aroma and flavor profile with stinging acidity. 75.
  • Peachy Canyon Incredible Red Zinfandel 2010 one year ago Peachy Canyon Incredible Red Zinfandel 2010
    Peachy Canyon 2010 Incredible Red. On the lighter side for a Zin. Some cherry and acidity. A nice wine. 83.
  • Chronic Cellars Stone Fox one year ago Chronic Cellars Stone Fox
    Chronic Cellars Stone Fox 2011. Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc. Honeydew on the nose. Melon and mineralogy with low acid profile. Nice Rhone blend. 85.
  • Baily Temecula Vallet Merlot 2009 one year ago Baily Temecula Vallet Merlot 2009
    Baily 2009 Malbec. Aromatic. Dark fruitand some spice, followed by mild tannins and acids. Medium bodied and enjoyable. 84.
  • Thacher Grenache Blanc 2011 one year ago Thacher Grenache Blanc 2011
    Thacher 2011 Grenache Blanc. Aromatic - nutty and floral. Light melon on the front with citrusy acid on the finish. Tastes like a blend but is indeed all GB. 86.
  • El Cotes Du Paso Robles Syrah 2010 one year ago El Cotes Du Paso Robles Syrah 2010
    El cotes du Paso Robles 2010 syrah grenache mourvedre. Warm fruit and acidic finish followed by mild tannins. A complete feel. A terrific every day wine. 84.
  • Chronic Cellars Paso Robles 2010 one year ago Chronic Cellars Paso Robles 2010
    Chronic Cellars. Sofa King Bueno 2010. Big, bright and sweet smelling on the nose. Immediately ripe fruit followed by enough acidity, and ending with medium tannins to create full mouth feel . A big, but well-balanced fruit bomb. 88.
  • Ilaria Malbec 2010 one year ago Ilaria Malbec 2010
    A beautifully deep ruby, almost inky hue. Cherry and mild oak on the nose. Subtle Subtle dark fruit, followed by mild acid and some lingering tannins. A medium bodied, enjoyable wine. Tiny production. 85.
  • Coho Napa Valley Red Wine 2009 one year ago Coho Napa Valley Red Wine 2009
    Deep ruby with smoky, earthy aromas. Cherry up front followed by more pronounced oaky notes and light acid. Tannins lightly pronounced on finish. All blends together nicely, but possibly overoaked; not my preferred style. 83.
  • Thacher Syrah 2008 one year ago Thacher Syrah 2008
    Thacher 2008 Syrah Paso Robles. Fruity and less complex than the 2009. Enjoyable, but not more than once 82.
  • Acacia Pinot Noir one year ago Acacia Pinot Noir
    2011 A by Acacia Pinot. Earthy pinot aroma but bright accessible fruit followed by a long acid feel in the mouth making this thoroughly enjoyable. Not a traditionally light Pinot. 84.
  • Ancient Peaks Zinfandel 2009 one year ago Ancient Peaks Zinfandel 2009
    Ancient Peaks 2010 Zinfandel. A classic Zin with accessible dark fruit (blackberry) immediately. Fruit forward without being a fruit bomb. Long acid finish. Not for special occasions but too nice for everyday. 83
  • Apothic Red Winemakers Blend 2 years ago Apothic Red Winemakers Blend
    Smoky on the nose and some dark berry/cherry flavors. Fairly full. Fine for every day. 81.
  • Thacher Vin Rouge 2010 2 years ago Thacher Vin Rouge 2010
    Thacher 2010 Vin Rouge. Syrah 71% / Grenache 29%. A thoughtful blend. Both earthy and fruity with dark fruits and deep dark color. Long finish from the Syrah with peppery notes. 88.
  • Petit Verdot Wine 2 years ago Petit Verdot Wine
    Ancient Peaks Petit Verdot 2009. Huge and juicy. Big tannins and long acid finish. Full mouth feel. Wonderful, but big and best with food. 91.
  • Thacher Syrah 2009 2 years ago Thacher Syrah 2009
    Thacher 2009 Syrah Paso Robles. Uncharacteristically fruit forward. Full bodied and delicious. 92.
  • Hearst Ranch 2009 2 years ago Hearst Ranch 2009
    Aromas of guava. Smooth and creamy up front representing the Rousanne/ Marsanne followed by a tangy finish with lingering acidity from the Viognier. Melon up front. Nicely balanced. 88.