Location: Diamond Bar, CA

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  • 3 hours ago

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    EMark's Review:
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    Something of a floral nose—orange blossom. Light on the tongue—some citrus hints, some stone fruit—tart peach. As the wine moves back I can detect a light touch on the oak. Nice acid refreshness. Not a big California Chardonnay (thankfully), but not as taut as many white Burgundies.

  • yesterday at 8:04pm
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    Added yesterday at 8:04pm
    Lots of blackberry fruit on introduction to the palate. Then there is alcoholic heat. Towards the back of the palate there is an annoying sourness. I like acidic tartness, but this sourness is just not pleasant. In a few more glasses I’ll probably have enough alcohol in me to totally blunt my senses, and this wine will then become OK.

  • Feb 24 at 8:28pm

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    Added Feb 24 at 8:28pm
    [This wine was gifted to me by my brother-in-law who found it in an estate sale. We believe the storage for the last 40 years was less than ideal.] Slight bricking color. Very musty or maybe, horsey, nose. On the tip of the tongue, this one is surprisingly refreshing. Some dried fruit flavors—cherry, plum. Very sedate tannin, but still some acid detectable mid- to back-palate. Unfortunate hint of oxidation way at the back of the palate. At this point it is an OK wine, but, sadly, not one to brag about to wine geek friends—unless I embellish the story a bit. It is a lot of fun to drink a 40-something year old wine.

  • Feb 24 at 6:17pm

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  • Feb 23 at 7:59pm
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    Added Feb 23 at 7:59pm
    Quite modest nose. I can detect some berry fruit and some herbals. On the tongue, there is a brief encounter with blueberry flavor, but that is quickly overcome by earthiness, or, maybe, dark chocolate bitterness. Then, I realize that this wine is seriously tannic. Fairly low acid. A wine that begs for food accompaniment, and I don’t think it matters what kind of food. I don’t see it clashing with many things. I’ll be having it with leftovers, tonight.

  • Feb 20 at 7:36pm
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    Average Price: $23.99

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    Added Feb 20 at 7:36pm
    Lots of light coming through the glass suggest, perhaps incorrectly, a medium-bodied red wine—a la a Pinot Noir. Something of a vegetative (green bell pepper or asparagus) and nutty (almond/walnut) nose. Initial mouth sensation supports the medium-body forecast. Then red cherry flavor with a “thickness” like caramel. After a few sips I realize that my disappointment with this wine is a complete lack of tannin and insufficient acid. As a result this is an OK wine, but it certainly lacks complexity.

  • Feb 18 at 8:13pm
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    Added Feb 18 at 8:13pm
    Various red fruit aromas along with some geranium hints. On the tongue there is a lot of that red fruit—red raspberry, a touch of cherry. Not as much acid as I would normally expect from a Chianti. Very tame on the tannin. Suggestion of mint on the aftertaste. A reasonably priced everyday drinker.

  • Feb 18 at 3:57pm
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  • Feb 16 at 7:54pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Feb 16 at 7:54pm
    Very deep blood red color. Big blackberry/brambly Zin nose. Lots of same on the tip of the tongue, followed by citrus-like acid, then a neutralizing hint of earthiness. Quite tame (for Zinfandel) tannin seems to make this an easy one to sip without food, if one was so inclined.

  • Feb 15 at 7:50pm
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    Added Feb 15 at 7:50pm
    Very pale yellow color. Something of a fresh, tart nose—a bit of cut grass, and a hint of melon. Green apple fruit on entry to the palate. This is accentuated by acid tartness towards the back of the tongue and palate. Very refreshing wine. Great for a summer evening on the patio.

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