Location: Diamond Bar, CA

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  • Sep 13 at 7:55pm
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    Average Price: $20.99

    EMark's Review:
    Added Sep 13 at 7:55pm
    Easy to detect oak-induced butter on the nose. However, on the tongue, worries of too much oak subside. Peach and kiwi flavors emerge. A slight suggestion of caramel. Then a bit of lemony acid. Generally, the kind of Chardonnay I enjoy. I agree that this is, certainly, not a long ager, but it is, currently, nowhere near a downward slope.

  • Sep 12 at 7:36pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Sep 12 at 7:36pm
    Very beautiful, dark ruby color. Dark fruity nose. Quintessential Napa Valley cassis on the tongue. Then I get the “rustic” things that suggest leather or dustiness. Still some very big tannins. That and associated acid makes me feel that this wine is still on an upward slope. So, while I am enjoying it, tonight, anybody who has it in their cellar needn’t feel they have to rush to open this.

  • Sep 10 at 8:09pm
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    Average Price: $15.99

    EMark's Review:
    Added Sep 10 at 8:09pm
    Very bright fruity nose. On the tongue there certainly is bright fruit but, wow, is it ever tart. There is some herbaciousness, but again, the, pretty much in your face, characteristic seems to be lemon pith. If this was a light-bodied white wine I would say “refreshing.” In a full-bodied red, though, I am just perplexed.

  • Sep 10 at 1:46pm

    Previously available for $39.99

    EMark's Review:
    Added Sep 10 at 1:46pm
    Very stark. No fruit at all. Tart. Only slightly oxidized. Probably over the hill.

  • Sep 5 at 8:26pm

    Previously available for $49.00

    EMark's Review:
    Added Sep 5 at 8:26pm
    Something of a floral nose. Red fruit—suggestion of strawberry--on entry, maybe some violets. A quite lean wine. Notable acid tartness. Acidity and leanness makes, of course, for a pretty refreshing wine. Will, probably be best only with the lighter pairings.

  • Sep 4 at 11:49pm

    Previously available for $23.99

    EMark's Review:
    Added Sep 4 at 11:49pm
    Interesting wine. I get no fruit at all on the tip of my tongue. I do get some pretty serious tannin mid- to rear-palate. I’m very OK with the lack of fruit—it does taste like real wine. However, this wine seems to have no complexity, and, at the risk of being completely pretentious, no soul. On the other hand, it’s darned inexpensive. So, what the heck am I expecting?

  • Sep 1 at 3:47pm

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  • Aug 31 at 11:50pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Aug 31 at 11:50pm
    Well-made wine that I think will benefit from more years of sideways. Nice suggestion of currant and, maybe, black plum on the tip of the tongue but just a suggestion. Quite serious tannin and nicely generous acids are what suggest to me that this wine is nowhere near its potential. On the other hand, I’m going to very much enjoy drinking this one, tonight.

  • Aug 30 at 7:34pm
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    Average Price: $12.64

    EMark's Review:
    Added Aug 30 at 7:34pm
    Relatively light-bodied. Bright red berries. Lots of acid tartness—as I normally expect from a low-dollar wine from Italy. Easy to drink and certainly a reasonably priced wine.

  • Aug 25 at 7:40pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Aug 25 at 7:40pm
    Good wine. Nose of tart red fruits. Interesting introduction to the tongue--again red fruit, but muted, not in-your-face. Then you notice the tartness. My guess is that many will disagree with my appreciation of this wine because of the tartness. Very sedate tannins. Not a particularly big, full-bodied wine. I’m glad that I have more of these. I think they are drinking well, right now.

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