Location: Diamond Bar, CA

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  • 22 hours ago

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    EMark's Review:
    Added 22 hours ago
    Nice wine. Everything in moderation--fruit, oak, tannin, acid. Nothing dominates and nothing competes--so, I would say it's in balance. On the other hand it just doesn't seem like an ethereal wine experience.

  • Dec 15 at 1:24pm
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    EMark's Review:
    Added Dec 15 at 1:24pm
    Pretty ruby color in the glass. Kind of a barnyard nose. Seriously tart red cherry on the tip of the tongue. This wine is not unlike a Chianti. Surprise! Inoffensive, but, sadly, also not revelatory.

  • Dec 12 at 8:05pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Dec 12 at 8:05pm
    Pleasant ripe red fruit/berries on entry. Some spritziness on the tip and the edges of the tongue—not distracting and, in fact, adds another dimension to the wine. Under control but enjoyable tannin. Some of the old “bramble” sensation that described all Zins in the 1980s. A kind of a menthol sensation way in the back of the palate. Just a very enjoyable wine.

  • Nov 25 at 7:37pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Nov 25 at 7:37pm
    Very pretty purple color of more red than blue. Dried fruit/berries on the tongue, though, not with noticeable annoying sweetness. When I drink tannat I prepare myself for an onslaught of tannin. That’s what it’s known for, right? However, the tannin in this wine is amazingly sedate. Yes, I can detect it, but there is significantly more tannin in the average Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon than in this one. As I take additional sips, I notice very pleasant—again, not over the top—acid tartness. This is a pretty darned good wine.

  • Nov 24 at 7:36pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Nov 24 at 7:36pm
    Similar to my notes a year and a half ago. Very bright fruit--plum, blueberry, red cherry--on the tip of the tongue. Enough tannin to convince me this is wine--not fruit juice--balanced by good acid.

    EMark's Review:
    Added Apr 18, 2016 at 7:56pm
    Flowery nose—geranium, violet. Combination of fruit and pepper on entry—blueberry, plum with spiciness. The wine washes very nicely over the tongue. To my way of thinking, amazingly balanced fruit/tannin/acid—I get all three, but none dominate.

  • Nov 22 at 7:53pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Nov 22 at 7:53pm
    Very herbal nose. Not so much on the tongue. On the tongue there is the grapefruit sensation that seems to be endemic with most SBs, but, thankfully there are other flavor sensations that add to the experience: definitely, some tropical fruit—pineapple—and, also, some slate. Nice acid provides refreshing crispness.

  • Nov 20 at 8:00pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Nov 20 at 8:00pm
    Something of a volatile nose. Lots of red fruit on the tip of the tongue. Sadly, sweeter than I normally enjoy. When I hold the wine in my mouth for a few seconds, I get a stony flavor or sensation. This wine seems a little bit hot to me--not enough to really bother me, though.

  • Nov 18 at 8:16pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Nov 18 at 8:16pm
    Lots of blue in the color moves it away from red. Very little fruit on entry—some blueberry, some cassis. Maybe I would describe it as dried fruit—plum—without sweetness. More savoriness than I normally get in CS. Tannins are quite stiff.

  • Nov 12 at 10:44pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Nov 12 at 10:44pm
    Nose of dark fruit. Flsavors of unsweet currant and blueberry on the tongue. Then unsweetened chocolate. Licorice. Still some serious tannins may exaggerate those impressions.

  • Nov 10 at 7:21pm

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    EMark's Review:
    Added Nov 10 at 7:21pm
    Wow, big red plum/cherry flavors on the tip of the tongue. Almost an “unsweetened chocolate” thing mid-palate. Very light on both tannin and acid. Not a particularly sophisticated wine, but something that will go well with burgers or pizza.

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