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  • Jul 20, 2013 at 12:20pm
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    Average Price: $5.99



    chapspot's Review:
    Added Jul 20, 2013 at 12:20pm
    A joy for the money. Two obscure grapes from the boot. Give demeaning comments the boot. This unpretentious quaffer offers balance, acid and adequate heft. We are glugging it by the case.

  • May 7, 2013 at 2:21pm

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  • Aug 23, 2012 at 5:06pm

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    chapspot's Review:
    Added Aug 23, 2012 at 5:06pm
    Side-by-side 2011 and 2010. The 2011 is more vibrant, fresher, with an additional slight edge of fruit. The 2010 was good value; the 2011: excellent. Too bad summer is waning but this is a super quaff and will be again next summer.

  • Nov 6, 2011 at 2:51pm
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    Average Price: $14.49



    chapspot's Review:
    Added Nov 6, 2011 at 2:51pm
    Pleasant nose. Soft for a Concannon Petite. Vinified right down the fairway. Would compliment wide choice of food. Lingering finish turning a bit chalky. Fresh, cherry fruit with no hint of raisining. Drink now although Ph, acid and alcohol are balanced enough for some aging. By the half-case in Central Oregon $10.34 the bottle.

  • Aug 23, 2010 at 4:33pm

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    chapspot's Review:
    Added Aug 23, 2010 at 4:28pm
    If there is such a thing as a lunch wine, this is it. Lovely prototypical Pinot Noir esters wafting out of the glass. Medium bodied and beautifully balanced. Remarkable value for price paid. Run don't walk.

  • Apr 26, 2010 at 9:22pm
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    Average Price: $51.52



    chapspot's Review:
    Added Apr 26, 2010 at 9:22pm
    This big guy gives hedonistic pleasure. Beautifully balanced with understated acid and tannin. It probably will age gracefully but no sin in pulling the cork now to enjoy the forward fruit. Although 14½% alcohol there is no trace of hotness. We had with beef brisket and it was a marriage made in heaven. May be even better tomorrow.

  • Mar 25, 2010 at 12:33pm
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    Average Price: $8.99



    chapspot's Review:
    Added Mar 25, 2010 at 12:33pm
    Home run for an inexpensive Syrah. Plummy, round, harmonious balance of fruit and acid. 13.5% alcohol claimed: not off the chart. Totally satisfying quaff and remarkable value. We have been buying by the case.

  • Dec 15, 2009 at 4:42pm
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    Average Price: $18.97



    chapspot's Review:
    Added Dec 15, 2009 at 4:42pm
    This guy is a brute at Christmas 2009. Huge tannin and alcohol listed at 15%. Probably will soften with bottle age but will also lose fruit. Match with big cheeses or meats with fat content (prime rib, rib eye steak, lamb chops).

  • Nov 27, 2009 at 12:39pm

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    chapspot's Review:
    Added Nov 27, 2009 at 12:39pm
    Mostly Cab table red from this reliable producer. Tannic grip lingers into day 2 and 3. Works best with grills, roasts, robust cheese. Persistent legs, pretty color. Alcohol 13.9%, pH and acid in nice balance.

  • Aug 21, 2009 at 11:45am
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    Average Price: $14.67



    chapspot's Review:
    Added Aug 21, 2009 at 11:45am
    Ideal summer quaff. Vinfied dry but lovely fruit/acid balance. Unpretentious and priced fairly. One glass is not enough.

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