EMark

Location: Diamond Bar, CA

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  • 4 hours ago

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    EMark's Review:
    Added 4 hours ago
    Something of a stony/minerally nose. Very light-bodied. Very crisp and tart—of lemon and, maybe, peach. Some grassiness and some stoniness. If you are OK with the tartness, it is a good summer sipping wine, and, certainly, inexpensive.

  • Jun 29 at 7:49pm
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    Average Price: $55.00



    EMark's Review:
    Added Jun 29 at 7:49pm
    Very nice wine. Fruit flavor is of strawberry. Very nice tartness. Maybe a bit of clove spiciness. (?) Fairly light-bodied. I can see the “elegance” that Pinot Noir fans seem to seek in this wine. Velvety smooth. Nothing smacks you in the face.

  • Jun 29 at 7:07pm
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    Average Price: $38.79



  • Jun 20 at 7:52pm
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    Average Price: $49.99



    EMark's Review:
    Added Jun 20 at 7:52pm
    Very interesting wine. For those who recall the days when a Zinfandel was characterized as “brambly,” this ain’t it. The front label indicates that this wine is 73% Zin, 17% Carignan, 9% PS and 1% Mourvedre. This is a pretty gentle wine. A fair amount of red berry fruit on introduction, but nowhere near the tannin that I would expect. Not really a “full-bodied” wine. I think it would be fine with poultry dishes. I have read that the Geyserville bottling is the best Ridge candidate for long-term aging, but I think this one is eminently drinkable right now.

  • Jun 18 at 11:56pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Jun 18 at 7:38pm
    Some raspberry in the nose, but, then, more earthiness. Slightest hit of raspberry, but, mostly, earthiness, meatiness, maybe, mushroom on entry. A very interesting wine in that none of those flavors dominate. As soon as I detect one, it moves on and the next one steps in. Very modest in both tannin and acid. An outstanding wine.

  • Jun 17 at 7:46pm
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    Average Price: $17.97



    EMark's Review:
    Added Jun 17 at 7:46pm
    Dark purple in the glass as you would expect from a PS. Very fruity nose—of dark berries. Big hit of fruit on introduction—“sweeter” than blackberry, more like blueberry. Not a blockbuster PS. Very light on both tannin and acid. More of an easy drinker. Very easily worth the $15 I spent on it.

  • Jun 16 at 7:56pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Jun 16 at 7:56pm
    Take this for what it is—a low-dollar wine (< $9, for me) wine that is easy to drink. A slight hit of strawberry fruit on the tip of the tongue that, fortunately, disapates quickly. Nice tartness (that I associate with a lot of Barberas) that gives it a refreshing characteristic. Not fancy, but very drinkable.

  • Jun 14 at 8:57pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Jun 14 at 8:57pm
    Some flowers on the nose—orange blossom. That’s a first for this wine. Gentle hit of red fruit on introduction—hints of red plum, red raspberry, red cherries. I think the plum that I am seeing is in the form of acidic tartness which makes this very drinkable. Medium-bodied. Very tame tannin. A pleasant, if not terribly lengthy, finish.

    EMark's Review:
    Added Nov 28, 2015 at 8:18pm
    Much better than my experience with this wine a year ago. Nose of dried fruit and of black pepper. On the tongue, the dried fruit shows up—apricot, prune, maybe, cranberry. Towards mid-palate earthiness, meatiness and some heat emerges. Acid suggests lemon. Quite firm, but, certainly, not upfront tannin. Lengthy, pleasant finish.

    EMark's Review:
    Added Sep 18, 2014 at 7:48pm
    I’ve heard of wines being in their “dumb stage” early in their bottled life, and I’m wondering if that’s what I have here. It doesn’t seem to have much verve or integration. This is a wine that does not blow me away with fruit. There are some hints of cherry, but mainly I get a mineral or stone flavors. Gripping tannin and some acid tartness. Actually, my kind of wine because I don’t feel like I’m drinking Kool-aid, or cough syrup. We will check back on this one next year.

  • Jun 13 at 7:48pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Jun 13 at 7:48pm
    Very dark purple in the glass. Something of a green viny nose. Lots of black currant/blackberry on the tip of the tongue. Some herbality—basil, mint—that is, really, quite pleasant. Something of a dusty sensation which I would attribute to tannin. Not distracting, but noticeable. Something of slate or tarry sensation at the rear palate. A very delicious wine. It may have leveled off in its development, but I do not see any near term rush for anybody who has this in their cellar.

  • Jun 10 at 7:13pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Jun 10 at 7:13pm
    Nose of tart cherry. On introduction, yep, red fruit—raspberry, cherry—hits the tip of the tongue. However, this dissipates as the wine passes back. Enough tannin and acid to provide backbone. Certainly not a particularly sophisticated wine, but for $12 a great match for backyard grilled burgers.

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