Location: Diamond Bar, CA
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Mar 25 at 7:43pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $80.00
Added Mar 25 at 7:43pmFairly smooth on entry to the mouth. Then I get some jammy, or, maybe, dried fruit—prune, but with low sugar perception, is as close as I can come. So, this one is relying less on fruit than other components. I can say there are earthy and fungal taste sensations, but neither of those really stand out as individual components. Some heat at the back of the palate. I p-n-ped. This one may need some combination of days with air to really stand out.
Mar 24 at 4:15pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $39.90
Mar 23 at 8:10pm
Added Mar 23 at 8:10pmNice dark purple color. Aromas of young woody vines, some spice. Very smooth on entry to the palate. Not loads of fruit—some black fruit and, maybe, some plum. Interestingly enough the fruit seems to hit at the back of the tongue more than the tip where I normally get it. Very sedate on both the tannin and the acid. I’m glad I opened this one. It is a very good wine, but I see no reason to think that its taking up storage space will derive any future benefit.
Mar 18 at 7:53pm
Added Mar 18 at 7:53pmSlightly murky purple in the glass. Not a particularly demonstrative nose—some red fruit some bitter spice. Fairly fruity on entry—red plum and a touch of red cherry. Comes close to being jammy, but, thankfully, does not cross that line. Some hint of pepper. Easily a pretty good every day drinker. Very tame tannin and light acid suggests that this is a “drink me now” as opposed to a “lay me down” wine.
Mar 16 at 7:55pm
Added Mar 16 at 7:55pmClear pale yellow color. Very expressive nose—tropical fruits along with orange blossom floral. Not nearly as assertive on the tip of the tongue. I’m still getting the tropical fruit along with stone fruit, but it kinda sneaks up on you. An interesting mid-palate “heaviness” shows up and suddenly, these fruit flavors fade. Acid appears on the back end, but, to me, it is pretty subtle. Herbal and earthy sensations at the extreme back of the palate. A very enjoyable wine and a very complex, albeit, confusing one.
Mar 15 at 7:51pm
Added Mar 15 at 7:51pmBrownish yellow in the glass. Burnt syrup aroma. As forecasted by the color and nose, this wine is oxidized. Yuck.
Mar 13 at 7:35pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $31.99
Added Mar 13 at 7:35pmOpaque and fairly dark purple in the glass. Moderate, blackberry nose, with, also, a tartness. Tart blackberry and, maybe, blueberry on the tongue. None of the bramble that sometimes comes with Zinfandel. Interestingly, there is more fruit on the back of the tongue, but it is fresh fruit, not jammy or dried. Nice firm tannin for structure. Very pleasant, lingering finish.
Mar 11 at 6:12pm
Mar 10 at 9:00pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $24.99
Added Mar 10 at 9:00pmDark translucent purple in the glass. Spicy, woody nose. Smooth, but assertive entry to the palate. Not a lot of fruit, this is a real wine, not a cherry syrup flavored drink. Hint of, get this, cinnamon. Fairly light acids, No tannin bite at all on the back of the palate.
Mar 10 at 8:13pm
Ruffino DOCG Chianti 2013
Added Mar 10 at 8:13pmBright red color. Nice fruit on the nose. Very easy entry—surprises me for Chianti. Tart cherry flavor emerges. It takes a while for acid to hit, but it is there. Medium bodied and light on tannin.