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I had this wine over the weekend and liked it a lot! The color is lovely. There was not much of an aroma, but it had a nice sort of fruit forward f... Read more
Rim shows age, but the heart of the wine remains a bright ruby red. Some funk on the initial nose. Earth and fresh soil, some dried herbs and a b... Read more
A very nice and drinkable blend for it's price. A crowd pleaser on a budget. Read more
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I had this wine over the weekend and liked it a lot! The color is lovely. There was not much of an aroma, but it had a nice sort of fruit forward first impression with some nice vanilla finish. The taste was kind of unique and a surprise to me for the price and for the blend.
Rim shows age, but the heart of the wine remains a bright ruby red. Some funk on the initial nose. Earth and fresh soil, some dried herbs and a bitter rhubarb aroma nearly cover up the black cherry, currant and wild red berry and boysenberry notes. On the palate, a fresher tone is more apparent. Tart cranberry, pomegranate and currant up front. Strong minerality with heavy notes of graphite and iron. The darker fruits, I can only describe as "dirty". Some hints of black olive and black tea. This is newly opened with some aggressive swirling. -78 pts. 4/17/12
A very nice and drinkable blend for it's price. A crowd pleaser on a budget.
Picked this up at a local grocery store for $7.99 displayed as an 88-pointer... I've had some other Columbia Valley vintages so I thought this one would be fairly decent. It's a cab/merlot/syrah blend
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