Jdp5q

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  • Treana Central Coast 2010 11 months 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.
  • 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.