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Nov 21, 2011 at 11:00amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $29.99
Added Nov 21, 2011 at 11:00am
Dec 21, 2009 at 2:28pm
Added Dec 21, 2009 at 2:28pmIt starts with a fruity yet spicy aromatic, and pours with a deep color. Caramel, toasted oak, and buttery mouth feel, yet crisp and lingering finish, 10-15 seconds. Taste of pear, citrus, nectarine, with a hint of bitterness, perhaps "minerality", that is really good on it's own. It held up and pared surprisingly well with a NY strip, and it's peppery side came out as a result. Bravo for $18.
Added Dec 21, 2009 at 2:23pm
Dec 21, 2009 at 11:27am
Added Dec 21, 2009 at 11:27amThis is a HUGE WOW wine. Beautiful rich, deep purple/beet color in the glass, that just clings to the side. The 16.5% alcohol just begged to be decanted, so we did for 30 minutes. An initial "sample" pour provided for some comparisons to the decanted wine as it developed. First reaction on aromatics is alcohol, then a woody bramble combination of branches and oak barrel. What a well-balanced, HUGE wine. Not at all "hot" with alcohol, as the tannins helped calm it down, but not over-powering. It was full of fruit, but not sweet, juicy, well-balanced, and big on structure. An amazing, complex wine that said "perfect combination" to my taste buds. The fruitiness of Marietta's lots, the chewiness of Chateau Montelena zins, all to a well-crafted beauty. All of this for $20.99 (less quantity discount). Be sure to save the glass for a sensational aromatic experience afterwards.
Dec 18, 2009 at 10:26am
Dec 14, 2009 at 1:46pm
Dec 14, 2009 at 1:15pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $28.00
Dec 1, 2009 at 12:00pm
Nov 16, 2009 at 3:12pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $17.99
Added Nov 16, 2009 at 3:12pmDark plum color into the glass, with some long thick legs clinging to the glass. Nice deep earthy, woody aromas that warm up into berries, hayfields and peppery notes. Great firm structure, with tannins present, giving it a mature feel in the mouth, medium chewy. This pared so well with Trader Joe's Truffle flat bread and a mixed green salad with green olives, goat cheese and strips of tenderloin. The finish was about 8-11 seconds. It is reminiscent of a milder "poor man's" bottle of Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel 2006. At $16.99 per bottle, a very good buy that will hold up and only improve in the cellar for another couple of years.
Oct 29, 2009 at 12:42pm
Added Oct 29, 2009 at 12:42pmMedium-dark plum color at first pour, with minimal aromatics. On it's own, drinkable but not noteworthy. Light on the palate, some nice acidity. Better with cheese. Best pairing for this was a mixed baby green salad with goat feta cheese, black and green marinated olives, tomatoes, fresh pork flank strips and a lime-citrus vinagrette. The dressing really opened up the flavors to the wine, and it was simply divine. This wine definitely likes the company of some food. A nice value for $9.00 at World Market.
Oct 26, 2009 at 12:31pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $11.49
Added Oct 26, 2009 at 12:31pmJust to add to my comments on this wine. It is good now, but in my estimation could benefit by a year or two in the cellar. Complex, and able to age a bit.
Added Oct 26, 2009 at 12:29pmRich purple color in the glass, with a nice plum fruit and rich aroma. Medium mouth feel, clean and 7-10 second finish. Tannins present, in nice balance with acid. Nice to drink alone, and changed with addition of asiago hard cheese. Become more mellow, and paired well. With hard salami and gorgonzola stuffed green olives very nice, and picked up some spicy notes. A great value at $10-$12. Available at World Market.