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USA, Red Blend (Syrah, Merlot, Malbec), Robert Mondavi, Private Selection, Coastal Crush Red, Central Coast, 2011

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Red Blend of: 67% Syrah, 24% Merlot, and 9% Malbec. N/ Dried black cherries, slightly candied cassis, and cherry cordials. Sweet and taffy-like. For the first two hours she had an unfortunate note of rubber and/or vinyl, however, this finally dissipated at approximately two and a half hours post decant. Once gone, nice fruit and […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Morro Bay, Pasternak, Lange Family Grapes, Lodi, Acampo, 2008

N/ Clean plum. Mocha. Lavender. Confectionery laced cassis. Clean cloves. Tobacco. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Soft. Round. Slightly chalky plum bomb. Very gulpable. Might be a excellent party wine – for broad appeal and great price point. Winemaker = David Akiyoshi Price = $10 – $12 Very Good + / Brilliant -. 89 / 90 This […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Cupcake Vineyards, Central Coast, California, 2009

N/ Clean. Round rocks. Minerals. Medium (not “over”), oaked. Warm, yellow fruits. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium, round yellow fruits. Nice wood work and balance. Winemaker = Adam Richardson Price =$9-$12 retail. See http://www.cupcakevineyard.com Fantastic Q2PR! Brilliant +. 94 This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.

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USA, Chardonnay, Cupcake Vineyards, Central Coast, 2008

N/ Dried green grass. Clean dirt. Wet hay. Vanilla. Nice oak – but not over done. Spring water. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Clean. Mouth filling, yellow fruit bomb. Medium glycerol. Long, slightly salt-kissed finish. Winemaker = Adam Richardson Retail $8-10 !! Great value and perfect summer party white. Brilliant+. 94 This wine was a media […]

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USA, Pinot Noir, MacMurray Ranch, Central Coast, 2007

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Really opened up nicely after about an hour. N/ Big cherries, crisp cranberry, lovely dry earth. Hint of white pepper. Warm oaks. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Clove dusted cherries. Nice layers, solid wood work. Lovely. Retail $14.99 at VONS on special.  Other places up to $23, so shop carefully. Buy all you can under $20ish. Astounding. […]

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