simulacrum

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  • Oct 24, 2009 at 6:59pm

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    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Oct 24, 2009 at 6:59pm
    very good. a big wine--sweet but backed by the 6-month dryness of an amarone. we start with a mouthful of grape jelly and end with a bracing bitterness. heavy on the tannins; nothing subtle about this guy. enjoy with a big, starchy meal.

  • Oct 15, 2009 at 9:07pm
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    Average Price: $39.95



    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Jul 20, 2009 at 3:26am
    I don't normally think of gewurtztraminers as being "tropical" but I totally got Hawaiian Punch on the nose. Does not taste how it smells...i thought it would be very tart and dry. Was surprised but not blown away.

  • Oct 15, 2009 at 8:58pm

    Previously available for $19.98



    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Oct 15, 2009 at 8:56pm
    a little too sweet for me...like biting into a superripe plum. but i guess that's not so bad. a softer zin with round edges, good for those who want one that doesn't make their knees buckle.

  • Jul 20, 2009 at 3:48am

    Previously available for $62.50



    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Jul 20, 2009 at 3:48am
    yeah, this is right up my alley. thick as sludge, BOLD wine that somehow keeps a delicate touch, but barely. imagine a grizzly bear in a tuxedo. i actually laughed out loud when i tried this. very much like port but not in the sugary-sweet sense. fruit is still bright despite 17.5% alcohol. if you don't like your bottle, please send to me.

  • Jul 20, 2009 at 3:36am
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    Average Price: $18.99



    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Jul 20, 2009 at 3:36am
    eesh. Call me crazy but i got Vienna sausage on the nose and couldn't break the thought. I think it's supposed to be floral but smelled more like fermented flowers to me. Weird and savory. Bitter on the palate. Not a fan.

  • Jul 20, 2009 at 3:33am

    Previously available for $8.99



    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Jul 20, 2009 at 3:33am
    Never liked especially tart whites until this one. Very refreshing, with a lingering acidity that keeps developing. Enjoyed this in 90-degree weather.

  • Jul 20, 2009 at 3:30am
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    Average Price: $65.99



    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Jul 20, 2009 at 3:30am
    Tastes like blueberries with the dirt from the farm still on them. Initial brightness followed by bone-dry finish. Not bad.

  • Jul 20, 2009 at 3:21am

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    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Jul 20, 2009 at 3:21am
    A very distinct note of pencil eraser on the nose threw me off. But well-rounded with many varietals: 40% cab, 20% merlot, 20% cab franc, and some others i can't remember. Just the right amount of oak with the initial bite but mellows out for a softer finish.

  • Jul 20, 2009 at 3:16am
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    Average Price: $29.00



    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Jul 20, 2009 at 3:16am
    Perfect example of a "jammy" wine. Rich sweetness on the nose, super ripe on the palate. Good price for such a winner.

  • Jul 2, 2009 at 12:26am

    Previously available for $21.00



    simulacrum's Review:
    Added Jul 2, 2009 at 12:26am
    such a vibrant nose! reminds me of when i make vegetable stock and go a little nuts with the herbs and spices. this wine is weird like that...it reminded me of homemade pasta sauce when i smelled it. oregano, nutmeg... so a teeny bit disappointed with the taste. it's spicy all right but the excitement stopped there for me. the fruit and tannins hit hard but didn't linger for me, which is what i like in a zin. still, it's a solid wine and should be enjoyed with food. made me hungry.

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