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Stuart Cellars

USA, Malbec, Stuart Cellars, Limited Reserve, 2007

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N/ Big fat blackberries, dried cherries, violets, dry earth – but wet cedar.  Barrel room. Maybe even a touch of sandalwood or incense. Very complex, interesting, and pleasing. T/ Medium-full to full mouthfeel. Fruit bomb of nice mixed berries. Damp, fresh, dark soil. Exceptionally smooth and round. Wow. This is a great Malbec.  Given that many high […]

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USA, Zinfandel, Stuart Cellars, Select Reserve, Unfiltered, 2005

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N/ Fresh barrel room, excellent! Plum and pepper. River stones. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Chalky. Dirt and old plums. Fairly one-dimensional. Retail $30 A great nose indicated great wet to come, but did not quite deliver as promised. Very Good+. 89

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USA, Meritage, Red Blend, Stuart Cellars, Tatria, California, 1999

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N/ Dry gunny sack. Tad hot. Stale, dried cherries. Smoked paprika. Black pepper. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Slightly chalky. Burnt cherries and dry earth. Price = $50-60.   Rating = C

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