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  • Sep 18, 2011 at 2:13am

    Previously available for $12.40



    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Sep 17, 2011 at 12:19am
    The Lagrein varietal is indigenous to Trentino (far north Italy) and is made using grapes harvested from 15-20 year old vines. This is a charming medium body red wine. Soft tannins, cherry/berry on the nose, deeper spicy berry with hints of leather on the palate. Served at 60 F, after resting open for a bit. A STEAL at specs at 11 bucks, taste is of a wine costing at least 2-3 times that.

  • Jul 9, 2011 at 6:43pm

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    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Jul 9, 2011 at 6:43pm
    A well blended mix of 35% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. Nice nose, broad but not long finish, but what is there is nice. A wine with some muscle, a little smoke, pepper and ample dark fruit. Wine spec gave it a 92, a steal at under 15 bucks. If you like wines done in the southern French style, you will like this. A great summer wine - think BBQ al fresco.

  • Apr 2, 2011 at 9:01pm
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    Average Price: $21.83



    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Apr 2, 2011 at 9:01pm
    A deep purple, garnet interesting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Carmenère. Smoke, oak, dark berry fruit, some pepper, spice and some earthiness with nice lush mouth-filling tannins. Well balanced, but let it breath for a half hour in glass. Ready now, but this one will cellar nicely. Under 20 bucks from SPECS.

  • Mar 18, 2011 at 10:31pm

    Previously available for $10.99



    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Nov 29, 2010 at 9:53am
    Outstanding value. A nicely balanced wine with soft cherry notes mixed with plum, tobacco and hints of oak. Velvety in the mouth with a nice finish. Under 10 bucks at Costco. Will be buying a case of this one.

  • Mar 18, 2011 at 10:16pm
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    Average Price: $11.50



    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Mar 18, 2011 at 10:16pm
    Deep inky ruby red goodness. Dark fruit, cocoa, and leather on the nose. Flavors of lush black cherry, plum, pepper, and a hint of rustic vanilla. Satisfying finish. Medium / full-bodied wine. Good fruit, tannins and bright acidity gives this wine excellent structure. Food friendly - paired with steak, baked potatoes and grilled onions tonight. A keeper. About 12 bucks at Specs.

  • Mar 12, 2011 at 8:22pm

    Previously available for $15.99



    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Mar 12, 2011 at 8:22pm

    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Mar 12, 2011 at 8:11pm
    A lovely Malbec, found this at Costco. Reminds me of the 2007, (the 2008 was not as good). Dark berry, oaked just right, plum and smoke. Just nice. Been waiting for something like this - a case buy is in my near future.

  • Jan 15, 2011 at 11:20pm
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    Average Price: $19.99



    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Jan 15, 2011 at 11:17pm
    Actually a blend of mostly cab with small amounts of Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot this is an outstanding cab for the money. One that drinks like a fine bordeaux. Spice, leather, currant layered with hints of smoke and vanillin. Medium/full bodied with balanced fruit/acid/tannins. Medium finish. Drinks like a cab costing much more. Good now or hold.

  • Dec 29, 2010 at 10:59am

    Previously available for $10.98



    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Dec 29, 2010 at 10:59am
    Smooth on the attack, full meaty mouth feel, medium long finish. The high percent of Syrah is right up front in your face. Nicely balanced with just the right amount of acidic bite to make you want more. 93 pts by Wine Advocate - a keeper. Drink now.

  • Dec 16, 2010 at 2:22pm
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    Average Price: $12.60



    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Dec 16, 2010 at 1:57pm
    Deep red, dark and lush. Spends 12 months in oak barrels and it "shows". Hints of cherries, lush berries, a ton of vanilla and a nice medium-long finish. A good everyday drinking wine.

  • Nov 25, 2010 at 12:20pm
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    Average Price: $79.99



    drewjohn's Review:
    Added Nov 25, 2010 at 12:19pm
    Good solid Cab. Tight structure, nicely balanced - not too tannic. Cherry/berry fruit with hints of coffee bean/cocoa. Nice clean finish. Let it breath a for a bit. A steal at under 10 bucks.

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