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  • Qupe Syrah Central Coast 2010 one year ago Qupe Syrah Central Coast 2010
    Qupe 2010 Syrah - Central Coast. Aromatic and fairly light. Fruit up front with surprisingly long finish. A nice wine! 86.
  • Carmenere Reserve Barrel Santa Ema 2009 one year ago Carmenere Reserve Barrel Santa Ema 2009
    Carmenere reserve 2009 Santa ema barrel select. Deep hues and earthy aromas. Mild tannins and soft fruit, higher acidity. Slightly underwhelming / thin. 80.
  • Thacher Gsm 2010 one year ago Thacher Gsm 2010
    38% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 31% Mourvedre. Aromatic and fuller bodied. Spice and plum with acidic finish. Will shine best with food due to flavor complexity. 86.
  • Roussanne Tolosa 2011 one year ago Roussanne Tolosa 2011
    2011 Tolosa Roussanne. Bright aromas, but underwhelming and inexpressive. Mineral aftertaste. 79.
  • Callia Malbec 2011 one year ago Callia Malbec 2011
    Callia Alta 2011 Malbec. Dry and acidic, soft tannins, earth and mild fruit. Well balanced and pleasant. 85.
  • Thatcher Viognier 2011 one year ago Thatcher Viognier 2011
    Surprising taste for a Viognier. Something in the process obscured the grape's true character, but still somehow pleasant. 83.
  • Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley 2011 one year ago Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley 2011
    Preston of Dry Creek Petite Sirah 2011. Organic grapes. Lots of acid and lingering tannins and lighter fruit expression. Interesting and enjoyable. 86.
  • Articondo Grassini Family Vineyard Wine one year ago Articondo Grassini Family Vineyard Wine
    Grassini 2010. Cab, Merlot, Petit Verdot. A big, ripe Bordeaux. Grape jam on the nose, with plum and dark fruit and mild acid. Light oak. An uncharacteristic Bordeaux, but wonderful. 89.
  • Treana Central Coast 2010 one year ago Treana Central Coast 2010
    Big mineral and soft melon with medium acidity. Marsanne dominates here. Unbalanced. 84.
  • Hecula Monastrell Familia Castano 2009 one year ago Hecula Monastrell Familia Castano 2009
    Earthy aromas followed by big ripe fruit - plums and prune juice, with some nice lingering acid. An obvious reflection of warm weather's effect on grapes. Nice and rich. 88.
  • Malbec Margarita Vineyard Paso Robles 2010 one year ago Malbec Margarita Vineyard Paso Robles 2010
    A bright bouquet of strawberry and dark fruit. A pleasing balance of fruit and earth. Medium bodied and delicious. 89.
  • Tobin James Paso Robles Zinfandel 2010 one year ago Tobin James Paso Robles Zinfandel 2010
    Earthy aromas and plum fruit followed by pepper and spice. A nice Zin specimen. 85.
  • Crios Torrontes 2012 one year ago Crios Torrontes 2012
    2012 Crios Torrontes. A big, floral perfumey wine with a long finish of lingering fruit. Very nicely balanced. 87.
  • Opolo Summit Creek Zinfandel Paso Robles 2011 one year ago Opolo Summit Creek Zinfandel Paso Robles 2011
    Opolo Summit Creek Zin 2011. Big and juicy plum. Jammy and slightly acidic. Needs a little more oak. But accessible and decadent. A great example of a Zin. 87.
  • Thacher Zinfandel Paso Robles 2010 one year ago Thacher Zinfandel Paso Robles 2010
    Thacher 2010 Zinfandel. A wonderful balance of big plum fruitiness and big acid. Delicious, but overly rich. 87.
  • Diseno Torrontes 2011 one year ago Diseno Torrontes 2011
    A bright and floral burst with muted fruit expression and mineral finish. Pleasant, but unbalanced. Torrontes. 83.
  • 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.