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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, Red blend, Meritage, Robert Mondavi, Private Selection, Napa Valley, California, 2010

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Red blend of: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Malbec, and 8% Petite Verdot. C/ Inky and dangerous. The Malbec really brings out an amazingly pretty neon purple rim. N/ Stewed plums and cherries. Acidic burlap and rope. Cinnamon. Freshly cracked granite. Forest floor. Flint. Light gunpowder and a hint of chlorine. Damn complex for […]

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